University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$9,988
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$7,349
$30k - $48k
$8,213
$48k - $75k
$9,990
$75k - $110k
$14,037
$110k+
$13,285
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,244
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$24,175
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,974
Books and Supplies
$2,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]ka.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
55%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,457
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,223
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,890
Students receiving state aid
61%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,736
Students receiving federal aid
26%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,223
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$260,955
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$5,071,619

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
28%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,898
Students receiving federal loans
26%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,094
Average Other Loans Per Year
$12,664
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$9,500
Loan Default Rate
9%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$159

What Students Are Saying

3.37 Average Rating
UAF is very affordable. I looked at other schools and had to rule them out because of tuition. You definitely get your moneys worth here.
Rianna from Fairbanks, AK
Being an in-state resident here makes UAF really affordable. I'm paying the university (in advanced of course) $11.40 every hour I'm in class, which is really cheap comparatively. For out of state students I believe the cost per credit hour is $161 while for in-state is $141 (Undergraduate class rates). Either way, UAF receives millions of dollars in funding by both state and federal sources to do undergraduate and graduate research projects, and to give to its students as scholarships. UAF is primarily an engineering school and has many opportunities for funded projects and cold-climate housing sustainability retrofitting. In addition to just the class costs, it is affordable to live and eat on-campus, and the fee for the gym (which I use very often as well as the ice rink and the swimming pool) is really cheap for the semester.
Shaun from Juneau, AK
Well, UAF isn't exactly the most expensive college out there or anything ... but that doesn't mean it's cheap! I do have to say that it's definitely worth the money to come here. Although, if you're from out of state that can completely change everything as it's really expensive to fly in from somewhere.
Tabitha from Delta Junction, AK
Considering that students pay out-of-state tuition here and it can be cheaper than in-state tuition at home, I would say the school is affordable. Not all of the classes are perfect, not all of the professors are mind-blowing deities, but if that is what one expects from another person they will always be disappointed. I did not have any professor that was bad. Most researching professors are extremely interested in helping students get involved in research. Also, I really enjoy that three years after a class, a professor I had and didn't really interact with an exceptional amount remembered me, my name and was interested in my progress and goals (and how they had changed).
Gavin from Fairbanks, AK
UAF has been very helpful with finding the right classes for me. They are willing to answer all of my questions and to direct me to people who know about what I am asking. As a homeschool student, this has been very helpful for me.
Kristie from Graham, WA
UAF is an affordable University with plenty of scholarship and Financial Aid opportunities. Your money goes far, since UAF provides students will small class sizes, one-on-one time with professors, and access to numerous on-campus facilities.
Kate