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UAA Tuition & Cost

Anchorage, Alaska

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Alaska Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for University of Alaska Anchorage
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,320
Other Fees$1,398
Room and Board $12,662
Other Expenses Budget$8,276

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for University of Alaska Anchorage
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,320
Other Fees$1,398
Room and Board $12,662
Other Expenses Budget$8,276

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at University of Alaska Anchorage for undergraduate students residing in Alaska is $7,224. Room and board charges total $12,662 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,320 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $1,398 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $8,276 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending University of Alaska Anchorage full time should expect a total annual cost of $30,880.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at University of Alaska Anchorage is $23,072 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $12,662 for room and board, $1,320 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $1,398. Students are advised to budget $8,276 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $46,728. This figure is 51.3% higher than what Alaska residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for University of Alaska Anchorage for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $11,283 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending University of Alaska Anchorage, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income University of Alaska Anchorage
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,971
$30,001 to $48,000$10,663
$48,001 to $75,000$12,985
$75,001 to $110,000$15,477

Financial Aid

80% of full-time undergrad University of Alaska Anchorage received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $7,584 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 24% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,503 and 2% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $11,252.

Finanical Aid University of Alaska Anchorage
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $7,584 80%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,369 24%
Pell Grants $4,670 37%
Other Federal Grants $1,166 34%
State and Local Grants $4,279 51%
Federal Student Loans $4,503 24%
Other Student Loans $11,252 2%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Alaska Anchorage, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $39,020. The loan balance of $39,020 is a four year multiple of the $9,755 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $414 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $39,020
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $413.68
Total Interest Paid $10,621.23
Sum of All Loan Payments $49,641.23

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Alaska Residents Non Residents
1 $30,880 $46,728
2 $34,386 $52,034
3 $38,290 $57,942
4 $42,638 $64,520

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Alaska Anchorage to be $123,520 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 11.4% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at University of Alaska Anchorage
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Alaska Residents $258 $774 $1,032
Out of State Residents $824 $2,472 $3,296

Estimated cost for a class at University of Alaska Anchorage based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of Alaska Anchorage versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Alaska Anchorage Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=102553 IPEDS survey data for University of Alaska Anchorage.