In addition to tuition, any course may use materials, supplies or services that necessitate an additional fee. Non-course fees fund student-centered services and programs that support students' academic and social integration into the UAA community, engage students in active learning, and foster the growth and development of each student. Fees may also be charged for administrative and/or instructional services. All resident and non-resident tuition rates and student activity fees are approved by the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska. The university reserves the right to change tuition rates or fees at any time. Fees will vary at community campuses.
An administrative fee is a fee charged instead of tuition. There may be other fees assessed for the course such as lab or material fees in addition to the administrative fee.
Auditors pay the same tuition and fees as students registering for credit.
Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Fee
This fee varies. It is charged per continuing education unit instead of tuition.
Continuous Registration Fee
Continuous registration is expected of graduate students. (See Graduate Programs for more information.)
Course fees are specific to particular courses and meet expenses beyond those normally covered by tuition. UAOnline identifies courses for which fees are charged and their purpose: lab fee, materials fee, learner services fee or special fee. Fee amounts vary.
A nonrefundable $40-per-credit fee is charged to challenge a course.
A per-credit charge for each Anchorage campus distance course to support distance education.
The ePortfolio fee supports software licensing, user training and student support programs.
The facility fee supports the capital reinvestment for university facilities and academic equipment. Capital reinvestment funds construction that modernizes university classrooms, laboratories, residence halls and other buildings so that students have access to learning and living facilities that enhance the academic experience.
Language Credit-by-Placement Fee
An accepted, degree-seeking UAA student who has completed in residence a Department of Languages UAA catalog course with a grade of B or better is eligible to receive credit for the two immediately preceding language courses.
Late Payment Fees
A $125 fee will be assessed on all accounts that are not paid by the payment deadline. An additional $175 fee will be assessed on all accounts that are not paid prior to the published second late fee assessment date. Students who pay for or drop their courses prior to the published deadline will not be required to pay these fees.
The network charge covers rapidly rising costs of the university-wide infrastructure.The network charge helps offset part of the cost for maintaining and enhancing the system network that connects all UA campuses to each other and to the Lower 48 and allows for Internet and research network access. Half of the fee goes to the UA statewide system for the operation of common networks and half remains at UAA to address local campus network and student access needs. The network charge will be applied on a course-by-course basis to tuition, nonresident surcharges if applicable, and fees in lieu of tuition for credit and noncredit courses. Courses with applicable fees in lieu of tuition less than the lower division credit hour tuition rate will be exempt from the charge. All calculated fees will be rounded to the nearest dollar. The minimum network charge per course will be $3.
Noncredit Course Fee
Noncredit courses are numbered A001–A049. These courses do not meet degree requirements and may have fees other than regular tuition. Such fees are listed in the class listing as special fees.
All areas on campus except those designated as visitor parking require an appropriately displayed parking permit. Permits may be purchased online at www.thepermitstore.com or from the UAA Parking Office any time throughout the semester. The UAA Parking Office is located in the basement of the UAA Bookstore on the main campus. Permit fees are nonrefundable. For further details, call the Parking Office at (907) 786-1119 or visit www.uaa.alaska.edu/parking.
Placement Test Fee
This fee is for testing for course placement.
Fee for a course that is funded entirely through the revenues collected when students sign up for that specific course. Costs vary by course and may include salaries, supplies, advertising, facilities and travel. Separate refund policies apply.
Student Life Fees
All students enrolled in 6 or more credits and having at least one course (3 credits or more) on the Anchorage campus* are assessed a per-credit mandatory student life fee per semester for access to student-related programs and facilities: athletics, sports complex, student activities, and student health and counseling services.
Students enrolled in at least 1 academic credit but not meeting the enrollment requirements above, whether enrolled on or off campus, may elect to pay certain student fees for access to these services. Student life fees for students registered in fewer than 6 credits are set at a fixed rate. Contact the Issue Cage in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex for information about an athletics/sports complex fee, and contact Student Activities in the Student Union building regarding a student activity fee. Summer student life fees are published in the online registration guide on the Office of the Registrar's website.
Student Organization Fees
All students, with the exception of senior citizens, enrolled in 3 or more credits on the Anchorage campus* are assessed mandatory student organization fees per semester: a USUAA fee for student government, a green fee to support sustainability practices, a concert program fee, and a student media fee for The Northern Light student newspaper and KRUA 88.1 FM student radio station. The use of these fees is governed by the Union of Students at UAA (USUAA) Constitution.
Students enrolled in at least 1 academic credit but not meeting the enrollment requirements above, whether enrolled on or off campus, may elect to pay these fees per semester in order to have access to student organization programs and services.
Summer session students are not assessed the concert program fee or the green fee.
Student Transportation Fee
Students registered in 3 or more credits are assessed the student transportation fee to support campus shuttle service, U-Pass People Mover program (citywide bus pass), bicycle racks, trail/sidewalk maintenance and Call Team walking escorts.
A fee to provide up-to-date technology equipment, software, maintenance, training and support for student use.
A per-copy fee is charged for routine or rush processing and must be paid in advance.
The Aviation Complex, King Career Center and University Center are considered on-campus facilities for purposes of fee assessment.