University of Alaska Fairbanks

Public, Four-years School Located in Fairbanks, AK

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How much is the UAF tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, UAF's tuition & fees is $8,640 for Alaska residents and $22,752 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $23,940 for Alaska residents and $38,052 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

UAF Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Alaska Residents Tuition & Fees$8,640
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$22,752
Books & Supplies Costs$2,000
On-campus Room & Board$10,650
On-campus Expenses$2,650
Off-campus Room & Board$12,050
Off-campus Expenses$4,250
2023-2024 Projection
Alaska Residents Tuition & Fees$9,870
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$27,540

How Much Does it Cost to Go to UAF for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $65,490 at UAF. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $119,809. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $102,276.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$19,854$33,265$27,950
Sophomore (2024-25)$17,325$30,848$26,210
Junior (2025-26)$15,118$28,754$24,707
Senior (2026-27)$13,193$26,942$23,410
4 Years Total$65,490$119,809$102,276
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$17,325$30,848$26,210
Sophomore (2025-26)$15,118$28,754$24,707
Junior (2026-27)$13,193$26,942$23,410
Senior (2027-28)$11,512$25,376$22,294
4 Years Total$57,149$111,920$96,621
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$15,118$28,754$24,707
Sophomore (2026-27)$13,193$26,942$23,410
Junior (2027-28)$11,512$25,376$22,294
Senior (2028-29)$10,046$24,025$21,336
4 Years Total$49,869$105,098$91,747
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$13,193$26,942$23,410
Sophomore (2027-28)$11,512$25,376$22,294
Junior (2028-29)$10,046$24,025$21,336
Senior (2029-30)$8,766$22,862$20,516
4 Years Total$43,517$99,206$87,556
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$11,512$25,376$22,294
Sophomore (2028-29)$10,046$24,025$21,336
Junior (2029-30)$8,766$22,862$20,516
Senior (2030-31)$7,650$21,863$19,816
4 Years Total$37,974$94,128$83,961

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, UAF' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Alaska, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $15,107.
University of Alaska Fairbanks$8,640$22,752
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Alaska Four-years Colleges$14,754
Public Schools$6,632$15,107
Private Schools$14,312

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between UAF and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
University of Alaska FairbanksFairbanks, AK$8,640$22,752
University of Massachusetts-AmherstAmherst, MA$17,357$39,293
Binghamton UniversityVestal, NY$10,363$29,453
University of DelawareNewark, DE$16,080$39,720
University of California-Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CA$14,965$45,742
University of Missouri-Kansas CityKansas City, MO$11,988$28,788
Ohio State University-Main CampusColumbus, OH$12,859$38,365
University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesMinneapolis, MN$16,488$36,402
University of VermontBurlington, VT$18,890$43,890
North Carolina State University at RaleighRaleigh, NC$8,895$31,767
University of ConnecticutStorrs, CT$20,366$43,034

Financial Aid and COA

At University of Alaska Fairbanks, 3,951 students (68%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $6,091.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at UAF is $31,961 for students living on-campus and $34,961 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 536 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $8,704 and the average amount of student loans is $5,705.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Alaska ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$23,940$38,052
COA (off-campus)$26,940$41,052
Tuition & Fees$8,640$22,752
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,300$15,300
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$18,300$18,300
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$17,849$31,961
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,849$34,961
Average Financial Aid$6,091$6,091
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship3,95168%$6,091
Pell Grants1,26022%$3,929
Federal Student Loan1,06818%$6,781
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid536100%-
Grants or Scholarships53599%$8,704
Federal Grants53599%$2,131
Pell Grants13425%$4,420
Other Federal Grants53599%$1,024
State/Local Grants31458%$5,486
Institutional Grants36468%$4,929
Student Loan Aid11421%$5,705
Federal Student Loans11321%$4,714
Other Student Loans61%$19,614
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level149148$11,285
110,001 or more2423$5,314

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

UAF's acceptance rate is 64.69%. A total of 1,402 applicants applied to and 907 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 678 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 74.75%.
To apply to UAF, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Acceptance Rate64.69%66.98%62.79%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)74.75%73.71%75.68%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither Required Nor Recommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

University of Alaska Fairbanks has a total of 6,607 students including 5,636 undergraduate and 971 graduate students. By gender, there are 2,625 male students and 4,201 female students attending UAF. The school offers online degree programs and 3,183 students enrolled online exclusively (48.18% of all students).
Total6,826 2,6254,201
Undergraduate5,844 2,2453,599
Graduate982 380602

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1731 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, AK
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered206 Programs
Online Program Offered66 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered61 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population6,607
Graduation Rate38%
Transfer-out Rate20%
Retention Rate70% (Full-time), 43% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties289 (Full-time), 255 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs1,621 (Full-time), 581 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$86,144
Average Staff Salary$70,946