Student Expenses

Because student living arrangements and personal spending habits vary widely, there is no single figure that can be used to represent the cost of attending UAS. Therefore, the following estimated costs are offered only as a guide in budget planning.

Tuition and Fees: These costs vary with the student’s educational level (graduate or undergraduate), enrollment status (full or part-time) and residency (in­state or out-of-state). Refer to the fee schedule.

Books and Supplies: These costs are averaged per year for a full–time student but can vary with student course load.

Food: The given allowance seems to be sufficient for most students for two semesters.

Campus Housing: In Juneau during the academic year (fall and spring only), cost of housing is $2,600 per semester. Additional charges apply for private rooms in the First-Year Residence Hall and two-bedroom apartments. Required meal plans range from $200 to $1,600 per semester depending upon assignment. Please see the Housing website for a rate breakdown.

Off–Campus Housing: The average cost of an off-campus apartment is approximately $925 per month per person.

Transportation: The given allowance seems to be sufficient to meet most needs for two semesters; cost depends on how close a student lives to campus and whether there are car expenses. Students should also allow for airfare if they plan to return to their hometown during the school year.

Personal Expenses: A student should budget for clothing, laundry, medical and dental expenses, recreation, personal supplies, and other items. The given allowance by academic year seems to be sufficient.

Alaska Resident: Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Estimated Expenses

Undergraduate

Based on 15 credit hours/semester

  Living at home with parents without dependents Living in on-campus housing without dependents Living away from parents without dependents OR with dependents in ANY housing
Books & Supplies$1,400$1,400$1,400
Board$4,457$4,000$4,457
Student/Course Fees$2,055$2,055$2,055
Personal/Miscellaneous$2,047$2,047$2,047
Room0$5,200$6,413
Transportation$1,668$400$1,668
Tuition$6,3601$6,3601$6,3601
Total Costs$17,987$21,462$24,4002
1

The budget allowance for undergraduate tuition is based on an average cost of $212/credit. The allowance may be increased if the total tuition charge exceeds this allowance.

2

An independent student’s budget may be increased by the cost of school related child care.

NOTE: Please contact the Financial Aid Office for an explanation of the assumptions made in determining these Cost of Attendance Budgets.

Graduate

Based on 9 credit hours/semester

  Living in on-campus housing without dependents Living away from parents without dependents OR with dependents in ANY housing
Books & Supplies$780$780
Board$4,000$4,457
Student/Course Fees$1,570$1,570
Personal/Miscellaneous$2,047$2,047
Room$5,200$6,413
Transportation$400$1,668
Tuition$7,9923$7,9923
Total Costs$21,989$24,9274
3

The budget allowance for graduate tuition is based on an average cost of $444/credit. The allowance may be increased if the total tuition charge exceeds this allowance.

4

An independent student's budget may be increased by the cost of school related child care.

NOTE: Please contact the Financial Aid Office for an explanation of the assumptions made in determining these Cost of Attendance Budgets.

Alaska Non-Resident: Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Estimated Expenses

Undergraduate

Based on 15 credit hours/semester

  Living at home with parents without dependents Living in on-campus housing without dependents Living away from parents without dependents OR with dependents in ANY housing
Books & Supplies$1,400$1,400$1,400
Board$4,451$4,000$4,457
Student/Course Fees$2,210$2,210$2,210
Personal/Miscellaneous$2,047$2,047$2,047
Room0$5,200$6,413
Transportation$1,668$400$1,668
Tuition$20,3405$20,3405$20,3405
Total Costs$32,122$35,597$38,5356
5

The budget allowance for undergraduate tuition is based on an average cost of $678/credit. The allowance may be increased if the total tuition charge exceeds this allowance.

6

An independent student’s budget may be increased by the cost of school related child care.

NOTE: Please contact the Financial Aid Office for an explanation of the assumptions made in determining these Cost of Attendance Budgets.

Graduate

Based on 9 credit hours/semester

  Living in on-campus housing without dependents Living away from parents without dependents OR with dependents in ANY housing
Books & Supplies$780$780
Board$4,000$4,457
Student/Course Fees$1,688$1,688
Personal/Miscellaneous$2,047$2,047
Room$5,200$6,413
Transportation$400$1,668
Tuition$15,9307$15,9307
Total Costs$30,045$32,9838
7

The budget allowance for graduate tuition is based on an average cost of $885/credit. The allowance may be increased if the total tuition charge exceeds this allowance.

8

An independent student's budget may be increased by the cost of school related child care.

NOTE: Please contact the Financial Aid Office for an explanation of the assumptions made in determining these Cost of Attendance Budgets.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE): Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Estimated Expenses

Undergraduate

Based on 12 credit hours/semester

  Living at home with parents without dependents Living in on-campus housing without dependents Living away from parents without dependents OR with dependents in ANY housing
Books & Supplies$1,400$1,400$1,400
Board$4,457$4,000$4,457
Student/Course Fees$2,080$2,080$2,080
Personal/Miscellaneous$2,048$2,048$2,048
Room0$3,200$8,528
Transportation$1,668$204$1,668
Tuition$7,2589$7,2589$7,2589
Total Costs$18,100$20,566$26,82210
9

The budget allowance for graduate tuition is based on an average cost of $294/credit. The allowance may be increased if the total tuition charge exceeds this allowance.

10

An independent student's budget may be increased by the cost of school related child care.

NOTE: Please contact the Financial Aid Office for an explanation of the assumptions made in determining these Cost of Attendance Budgets.

Western Undergraduate Exchange program: residents of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Wyoming and are eligible to pay the resident tuition rate plus $83/credit at UAS if they apply and are accepted for admission under the WUE program.