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
General Funds come from:
- Tuition and Fees
- State General Fund
- Indirect Cost Recovery from sponsored research
General Funds are used for:
- Services (e.g., police, fiscal operations, human resources)
- Public service and administrative support
General Funds are not used for:
- Funded research
Money comes from:
- Research awards, contracts, and partnerships
- 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