Profile: University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fast Facts

On Campus:22%
  • Fall 08/28-12/16
  • Spring 01/16-05/05

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
20%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%Two or more races

Campus Profile

The University of Alaska Fairbanks, located in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, is the flagship campus of the University of Alaska System. UAF is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution. It is also the site where the Alaska Constitution was drafted and signed in 1955 and 1956. UAF was established in 1917 as the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, first opening for classes in 1922.

Campus Location - Located just 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle, the Fairbanks campus's unique location is situated favorably for Arctic and northern research. The campus's several lines of research are renowned worldwide, most notably in Arctic biology, Arctic engineering, geophysics, supercomputing, and aboriginal studies. The University of Alaska Museum of the North is also on the Fairbanks campus.

Helpful Information - Note if you plan to bring a car: Due to the extreme climate, cars must be properly "winterized", otherwise the car will not operate in the winter. Please see this page for more info:

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Alaska Native Studies, Japanese Studies, Northern Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Fish Biology, Wildlife Biology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Film, Journalism

Computer Science: System Administration

Consumer and Family Studies: Family Studies

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education

Engineering: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mineral/Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering

English: English, Linguistics

Environmental Studies: Environmental Studies, Fisheries Science, Natural Resources, Natural Resources/Science/Management, Wildlife Biology/Science, Wildlife Management

Food Science: Culinary Arts

Foreign Language: American Sign Language, Chinese (some courses), Eskimo, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

General Studies: Gender Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Natural Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management, Geography, Rural Community Development

Geology: Geology

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Marine Sciences: Marine Sciences

Mathematics: Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Music, Theater Arts/Drama

Physics: Geophysics, Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Recreation

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies

Technology: Emergency Administration and Planning

Closed Programs

Music/theater/fine arts courses may require special permission

Unique Academic Programs
Alaska Native Studies
Northern Studies
Petroleum Engineering

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 8/7/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $355 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $153 Year Plan A & B Optional
Orientation Fee: $115 Semester Plan A & B Optional
PO Box Rental Fee: $45 Semester Plan A & B Optional

Important Notes: There is no mail service to on-campus housing. Students can rent a PO Box for $45 per semester. Students living off-campus can also rent a PO Box.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $400 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

Use FAFSA CODE: 001063

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
Apply as early as possible for the fall semester for higher probability of requested dorm type. If you wish to live off-campus, keep in mind that you may see advertisements for 'dry cabins'--these are cabins without running water (they have an outhouse).

Meal Plans Per Semester

Notes About Meal Plans
All plans are declining balance with block dinners. More information is here:

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.