Cost of Attendance

Alaska's universities are consistently rated as some of the most affordable in the United States.

  • In-state undergraduate tuition and fees are approximately $6,500 (2023-24); out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are $22,000 (2023-24). Tuition and fees vary by university and from campus to campus, and actual costs will depend on program, course level, number of credits taken, residency, living arrangements and lifestyle.
  • On-campus room and board is approximately $10,000 - $15,000 depending on location, room and meal plans. 

 

Who is eligible for resident tuition?

Students that graduated within the past 12 months from a qualified Alaska high school. “Qualified Alaska high school” shall have the same meaning used to determine eligibility for the ϲʻ Scholars Program.  Students designated by the ϲʻ Scholars Program as ϲʻ Scholars for a period of 12 months after ϲʻ Scholars designation.

In most cases, this information is reported to ϲʻ and students will not be required to submit the residency application.

Students who received or have been qualified by the State of Alaska to receive an Alaska Permanent Fund dividend within the last 12 months are eligible for resident tuition rates. In most cases, this information is reported to ϲʻ and students will not be required to submit the residency application.

Individuals who have lived in Alaska for 12 months or more and meet one or more of these criteria are qualified for resident tuition rates:

  1. documentation that the student moved household goods to Alaska at least 12 months ago;
  2. documentation of the lease, rental, or ownership of real property in Alaska for at least the prior 12 months;
  3. documentation of permanent employment in Alaska for at least the prior 12 months; or
  4. other indicia of Alaska residency for the twelve months deemed satisfactory by the university chief enrollment officer or designee.

Students with the following military affiliations are eligible for resident tuition rates:

  • Active duty members of the United States Military; their spouses and dependents; members of the National Guard and Reservists; their spouses and dependents; and United States Veterans eligible for Veterans Administration education benefits; their spouses and dependents. (For purposes of United States active duty military and individuals receiving VA benefits, their eligibility for in-state tuition and fees shall be consistent with Regents’ Policy or requirements to maintain approval for VA education benefits under applicable law, whichever is more favorable).

Spouses or dependent children of ϲʻ employees eligible for resident tuition

Dependent children of a current Alaska resident are eligible for resident tuition. 

Participants of the University of Alaska College Savings Plan, the John Hancock Freedom 529, and the T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan, who meet eligibility criteria as may be established by the Education Trust of Alaska.

Students who have a parent, step-parent or grandparent (natural or adoptive) currently living in Alaska that qualifies as an Alaska resident (also known as the “Come Home to Alaska” program).

Residents of other states or provinces (e.g., Yukon Territory) for as long as those other states or provinces have a reciprocal agreement exempting/waiving nonresident tuition rates for Alaska residents. See individual university websites for additional information.

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