Resident and Non-Resident Tuition

Students who qualify for resident status should file an application for residency for the term they plan to attend, with required documentation at the appropriate university office prior to the published end of the add/drop period for regular semester-length courses.

The following is a summary of the Board of Regents policy to determine whether you are eligible for resident tuition. Students eligible for Alaska resident tuition must be United States citizens or eligible non-citizens and include those who:

  • Received or have been qualified to receive an Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend within the last 12 months.
  • Have graduated in the last 12 months from a qualified Alaska high school.
  • Have been physically present in Alaska for the past two years.
  • Are active-duty military personnel or members of the National Guard, or their spouses or dependent children.
  • Are students from foreign cities and provinces that have established sister city or sister province relationships with the state of Alaska or Alaska municipalities, and have been approved by the president.
  • Are participants in the UA Scholars program.
  • Are participants in the University of Alaska College Savings Plan program who meet eligibility criteria as established by the Education Trust of Alaska.
  • Are dependent children of a person who holds an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree from the University of Alaska.
  • Are dependent children of an Alaska resident, as evidenced by the most current federal income tax return filed within the past 16 months.
  • Are participating in the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) or Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP).
  • Are enrolled in four or fewer credit hours within the UA system.
  • United States veterans eligible for a Veterans Administration education benefit, and their spouse and dependent children. Students qualifying under this exemption must move to and remain domiciled in the state of Alaska during their course of study.
  • Come Home to Alaska; the University of Alaska is offering the resident tuition rate to any student whose parent, grandparent, or great grandparent is a current Alaska resident.

Students will be considered “non-resident” if, within two years prior to applying for residency, they:

  • Carried out any act inconsistent with Alaska residency, such as claiming residency in another state or voting as a resident in another state.
  • Were claimed as dependent children of a non-resident of Alaska for federal income tax purposes during the most recent tax year.
  • Paid resident tuition at an educational institution in another state during the past two years.
  • Paid the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program rate to the University of Alaska.

Students having non-immigrant visa status are not eligible for Alaska residency.

UAS Academic Year 2016-2017 Tuition Schedule

Resident Tuition

Credit Hours Lower Division (000-299) Upper Division (300-499) Graduate (600-699)
1$192$232$444
2384464888
35766961,332
47689281,776
59601,1602,220
61,1521,3922,664
71,3441,6243,108
81,5361,8563,552
91,7282,3203,996
101,9202,3204,440
112,1122,5524,884
122,3042,7845,328
132,4963,0165,772
142,5883,2486,216
152,8803,4806660
163,0723,7157,104
173,2643,9447,548
183,4564,1767,992

Additional credits are assessed at $192 per credit for lower division, $232 for upper division, and $444 for graduate credits.  WUE is 150% of residential tuition.

Tuition Schedule is subject to change.

Non-resident Tuition

Credit Hours Lower Division (000-299) Upper Division (300-499) Graduate (600-699)
1$192$232$444
2384464888
35766961,332
47689281,776
53,4053,6054,535
64,0864,3265,442
74,7675,0476,349
85,4485,7687,256
96,1296,4898,163
106,8107,2109,070
117,4917,9319,977
128,1728,65210,884
138,8539,37311,791
149,53410,09412,698
1510,89611,53614,512
1610,89611,53614,512
1711,57712,25715,419
1812,25812,97816,326

Additional credits for non-residents are assessed at $681 per credit for lower division, $721 for upper division, and $907 for graduate credits.  Non-residents may take up to 4 credits per semester at the resident rate:  however, additional credits will cause all credits, including the first four, to be reassessed at the non-resident rate.