UAF Facts & Figures

UAF receives funding from a variety of sources, including state general funds, tuition and fees, grants, contracts, partnerships and philanthropic gifts.

  • UAF's budget is spent in direct support of its mission to integrate teaching, research and public service; these top three categories account for 67% of expenditures - Research $140M, Academics $112M, Public Service $60.7M.
  • UA is one of the most affordable state university systems in the nation.  Tuition rates, loan default rates, and graduate unemployment rates are well below average and 1/3 of degree seeking undergrads receive scholarship aid.
  • A leader in Arctic research; in FY13, 418 proposals were awarded totaling $146M in research and other sponsored activities at UAF. 

For more UAF Facts & Figures as part of the institutional profile, see: http://www.uaf.edu/facts/

UAF Research Expenditures

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Unrestricted Funds

General Funds come from:

  • Tuition and Fees
  • State General Fund
  • Indirect Cost Recovery from sponsored research

General Funds are used for:

  • Instruction
  • Services (e.g., police, fiscal operations, human resources)
  • Public service and administrative support

General Funds are not used for:

  • Funded research
  • Housing

Restricted Funds

Money comes from:

  • Research awards, contracts, and partnerships
  • Endowments
  • Restricted Gifts

As determined by providers, funds are used for:

  • Research programs and academic centers
  • Scholarships and fellowships
  • Salaries, benefits, and research support for some faculty

Auxiliary Enterprise Funds

  • Polar Express
  • UAF Bookstore
  • Dining Services & Housing
  • Patty Ice Arena
  • Parking Services
  • Printing Services
  • Wood Center
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