Tuition is determined by the number of credit hours in which the student is enrolled, the level of the courses, and the student’s residency status.

UAS Academic Year 2022-2023 Tuition Schedule

Resident Tuition

Resident tuition is assessed at $234 / credit for lower division (100-200 level), $282 / credit for upper division (300-400 level), and $513 / credit for graduate courses (600-level). (Reference the 2022-2023 tuition table below for common credit hours). Note: Audited credits are assessed at the same rate as other credits.

Credit Hours Lower Division (000-299) Upper Division (300-499) Graduate (600-699)
1 $234 $282 $513
2 468 564 1026
3 702 846 1,539
4 936 1,128 2,052
6 1,404 1,692 3,078
9 2,106 2,538 4,617
12 2,808 3,384 6,156

Additional credits are assessed at $234 per credit for lower division, $282 for upper division, and $513 for graduate credits.

Non-Resident Tuition
Credit Hours Lower Division (000-299) Upper Division (300-499) Graduate (600-699)
1 $234 $282 $513
2 468 564 1,026
3 702 846 1,539
4 936 1,128 2,052
6 $4,800 $5,088 $6,474
9 7,200 7,632 9,711
12 9,600 10,176 12,948

Additional credits for non-residents are assessed at $800 per credit for lower division, $848 for upper division, and $1,079 for graduate credits.  Non-residents may take up to 4 credits per semester at the resident rate:  however, additional credits may cause all credits, including the first four, to be reassessed at the non-resident rate.

  • Undergraduate students are considered full time at 12 or more credits.
  • Graduate students are considered full time at 9 or more credits.
  • Students enrolled in no more than 4 credits per semester are assessed at the resident tuition rate
  • Students who apply and are admitted under the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program are assessed at 150% of the resident tuition rates listed.

Resident and Nonresident Tuition

Students eligible for Alaska resident tuition generally include:

  • an Alaska resident, defined as a person who is a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen who has been physically present in Alaska for at least the past two years;
  • students who received an Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend within the last 12 months and can certify they have been in Alaska for the past 12 months;
  • students who graduated in the past 12 months from a qualified Alaska high school;
  • military personnel on active duty, their spouses and dependent children;
  • members of the National Guard, their spouses and dependent children;
  • veterans of the U.S. armed forces, and their dependents, who are eligible for Veterans Affairs educational benefits;
  • dependent children of a person who holds an associate, baccalaureate, or master's, or doctoral degree from the University of Alaska;
  • dependent children of an Alaska resident, as evidenced by the most current federal income tax return filed within the past 16 months;
  • 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.
  • students designated by the UA Scholars program as UA Scholars;
  • participants in the Alaska College Savings Plan who meet eligibility criteria as established by the Education Trust of Alaska.
  • students participating in the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education Western Regional Graduate Program;
  • students enrolled in four or fewer credit hours within the UA system during a semester; or
  • spouse or dependent children of a University of Alaska employee using employee tuition waiver benefits;

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

  • were absent from Alaska for an aggregate of more than 120 days for other than documented absences due to illness or attendance at another educational institution while maintaining Alaska residency
  • committed any act inconsistent with Alaska residency, such as claiming residency in another state or voting as a resident of another state;
  • were claimed as dependent children of a non-resident of Alaska for federal income tax purposes during the most recent tax year.
  • registered as or paid resident tuition at an educational institution in another state; or
  • paid tuition at the University of Alaska at the Western Undergraduate Exchange program rate.
  • students having non-immigrant visa status are not eligible for Alaska residency.

To prove physical presence, students must provide documentation of one of the following:

  • student moved household goods to Alaska at least two years ago;
  • student’s lease, rental or ownership of real property in Alaska for at least the prior two years;
  • student’s permanent employment in Alaska for at least the prior two years; or
  • other documentation of Alaska residency for the two prior years deemed satisfactory by the UAS Office of Admissions.

Students applying for resident tuition assessment must file a residency form with the UAS Registrar before the published end of the add/drop period for regular semester-length courses for the semester for which residency is sought. Failure to file and provide adequate proof of physical presence by this date will waive any claim that the student was eligible for resident tuition assessment for that semester or prior semesters unless otherwise determined by the UAS Registrar or UAS Petition committee.

Residency criteria, as paraphrased above, are determined by UA Board of Regents residency policy and regulations found at Chapter 05.10. Tuition and Student Fees. For more information and applications, students should contact the UAS Registrar's Office.