How to make a payment
Recent Changes to Credit/Debit Card PaymentsTo keep students, faculty, and staff healthy and to promote social distancing, we have created several convenient options to get out of line by going online. In order to promote physical distancing and to limit in-person interactions, credit/debit card payments will no longer be accepted in-person or over the phone at the Office of the Bursar. All debit/credit card payments are to be made through your UAOnline account (How to Pay Online). Electronic check payments may be made online with no transaction fee (How-to find your Routing and Account number).
Pay online (instructions): Pay with
- American Express
- China Union Pay
- Diners Club
- Alaska 529
Please note that a 2.85% ($3.00 minimum) transaction fee will be applied to all credit and debit card transactions, there is no fee for electronic checks (How-to find your Routing and Account information). If you are paying with a credit/debit card or have a daily limit on your credit/debit card, contact your bank to tell them you are paying university tuition and fees to ensure your card won't be declined.
- In person: Cash and Check only. First floor of Signers' Hall, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., or Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Wire transfer: Contact the Bursar's Office for our banking information at 907-474-7384. Ensure the financial institution references the student name and ID number so we can apply the payment to the right person. Please allow at least two weeks for the wire transfers to post to your student account.
- Through your Alaska 529 Education Savings Plan: You can request a distribution over the phone by calling 1-800-478-0003, or you can complete a Request a Distribution Form and submit it by mail. Additionally, you may request distributions online (except from the ACT Portfolio) by logging into your account. If you provide your UA ID number, the funds will be transferred electronically to your UA account. Please make your request at least two weeks prior to the payment deadline.
- International students preferred payment method: Log into Flywire for an easier and less expensive way to pay with foreign currency. UAF has partnered with Flywire by peerTransfer to provide an easy, fast option for transferring funds from your home country directly to UAF. Generally, funds may be transferred in the home country currency and converted to U.S. dollars at the point of transfer or they may be transferred in U.S. dollars. You may use this direct link to the UAF Flywire transfer page. More general information is available at Flywire by peerTransfer. You will need to allow at least 5-7 days for the transfer to be completed and applied to your UAF account. "Paying with flywire" is a video that explains how the process works.
International tuition payments
No matter your time zone, you will have a dedicated multilingual customer support team available to you - reachable 24/7 via live chat, Skype, email and phone to answer any of your questions.
Failure to meet financial obligations
University policy requires a financial hold be placed on your student account if you fail to meet your financial obligations. The hold will prevent any access to registration, grades, transcripts and graduation.
Past due accounts will be referred to a third-party collection agency where students will be responsible for collection, attorney, and legal fees. Past due debt may be reported to a local credit bureau. The University is authorized to garnish a student's State of Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend for payment of past due accounts under Alaska Statutes 14.40.251 and 43.23.190.
QUESTIONS? Contact the Office of the Bursar at 907-474-7384, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., or Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Alaska Time, or you may email us.