Fees and Financial Aid
Fees Associated with Registration
(per semester unless otherwise indicated)
|Course Fees (see course descriptions)||$ 2 - 250|
|Health Fees (required for full-time students)|
|Health Center Fee||65|
|Health Insurance Fee||235|
|Housing Reservation/Deposit Fee||250|
|Double Room/Double Occupancy||975-1,050|
|Student Apartment Complex (each student)||1,225|
|Family Student Apartments||470-800/month|
|Board Plans (three plans)||870-920|
|Late Add Fee||40-100|
|Late Payment Fee||40-100|
|Music Course Fees|
|(music majors maximum: 195/225)||20-145|
|Parking Fee approx||150-200/year|
|Payment Plan Charge||40|
|Priority Registration Deposit|
|(applies toward registration fees)||50|
|Student Activity Fee (8 credits or more)||100|
|Student Activity Fee (3 - 7.9 credits)||25|
All fees are subject to change.
Definitions: Fees Associated with Registration
Course Fees - Not all courses have course fees associated with them. Fees for courses range from $2 to $250. See the course description section of the catalog to check on fees for individual courses.
Health Center Fee - All full-time students, students living in university housing, and students purchasing the student health insurance plan must pay the $65 Health Center fee. For the purposes of fee payment, full-time students are undergraduate students taking 12 or more credits and graduate students taking nine or more credits. Active duty military students have the option of paying the Health Center fee. A waiver of this fee is available if: none of the student's courses meet on the main campus; the student does not live in university housing; and the student is able to waive the student health insurance plan. A health center fee waiver form may be obtained during fee payment at the beginning of the semester from the Center for Health and Counseling.
A brochure describing Center for Health and Counseling services is available at the center.
Health Insurance Fee - The university requires that all full-time students and students living in university housing be covered by a health insurance plan. For the purposes of fee payment, full-time students are undergraduate students taking 12 or more credits and graduate students taking nine or more credits.
At the time of fee payment the student will be charged for the student health insurance plan through the university. However, students who are covered by an alternate health insurance plan, may waive the student health insurance plan. A student seeking to waive the student health insurance fee must present the Health Insurance Waiver Form before the end of the designated fee payment period. Waiver forms are available at the Center for Health and Counseling as well as at fee payment locations. Students enrolled in 6 - 11 credits have the option of purchasing the student health insurance plan if they also pay the Health Center fee.
The student health insurance fee is $235 per semester. The plan provides basic coverage for accidents and illnesses that are not pre-existing. Questions regarding the student health insurance plan can be directed to the insurance coordinator at the Center for Health and Counseling.
Health insurance coverage for spouse and/or dependents is also available. Contact the Center for Health and Counseling for information.
The international student health insurance plan provides the same benefits as the domestic plan. In addition, it provides coverage for medical evaluation or repatriation. International students are required to purchase annual international insurance. The cost for F-1 visa international student health insurance is $655 for the year. In general, waivers are not available. Students seeking waivers must present evidence, in English, of equivalent coverage, to the insurance coordinator at the Center for Health and Counseling. Waivers will not be granted unless requested in advance of the fee payment period. Students with J-1 visas have different health insurance requirements. Contact the International Student Adviser for more information.
A brochure entitled The Student Health Insurance Plan is available at the Center for Health and Counseling.
Housing Fees - When applying for housing, you need to send a $250 ($25 non-refundable processing fee, $225 refundable deposit) reservation damage deposit to the Housing Office with your completed application. Room rent, along with all other fees, is due in full at registration (see Payment of Fees). When registering, each residence hall student is required to buy a board plan for cafeteria meals. Meal tickets become effective at the evening meal of the first day of registration each semester. For more information, see Housing. If you don't live on campus, you may be authorized by the Housing Office to purchase a board program. The cost includes the price of the board program selected plus a board net charge of $110. This additional charge is used to maintain the dining facilities and equipment.
Late Add Fee/Late Registration Fee - If you pay fees or add a class later than the last day designated for that purpose, you'll have to pay a late fee of $40 for the first working day, plus $10 for each succeeding working day to a maximum of $100. No late fee will be charged when you change from one section of a course to another or when you have to add another course to replace a canceled course in which you were previously registered. This fee is refunded only if all classes for which you've registered are canceled.
Music Course Fees - Fees are charged for the following services or facilities: private instruction (per applied music course), $145 (fee for music major is $75); class instruction (class lesson course), $70 (fee for music major is $35); class instruction (functional piano course), $70 (fee for music major is $35). Music majors carrying less than 12 credits must pay full fees. Full-time music majors (12 credits or more) will not have to pay more than $195 (fall 1996) or $225 (spring 1997) for any combination of the above fees. Practice room use by student not enrolled in one of the above music courses, on a space available basis, is $70.
Parking Fee - Approximately $150-$200 per year is charged for on-campus automobile parking. If you park on campus, you need a decal.
Payment Plan Charge - A processing fee of $40 is added to the total amount due when you're approved for a payment plan. See Paying Fees.
Student Activity Fee - If you're enrolled in at least three, but fewer than eight credit hours (including both on- and off-campus courses), you will be charged a $25 per semester student government fee. If you're carrying eight or more credit hours (including both on- and off-campus courses), you will be charged a flat $100 per semester student government fee. This fee is made up of a $25 ASUAF fee and a $75 Student Recreation Center fee. If you live in university housing, you will be charged the $100 fee regardless of the number of credit hours you take. If you're taking fewer than eight credit hours, you have the option of paying the additional $75 Student Recreation Center fee, but are not required to do so.
The $25 fee supports the activities of ASUAF (student government) which represents student views and concerns with the university administration, the board of regents and the Alaska Legislature. This fee also pays for the publication of the Sun-Star, the UAF student newspaper.
Paying the $25 or $100 fee also entitles you to student rates at all ASUAF functions and services, including dances, concerts, rentals, ombudsman, legal advice, ASUAF aerobics, use of Wood Center facilities; and participation in student elections; and are admitted at student prices to university-sponsored athletic events. Contact the Associated Students of the University of Alaska Fairbanks at (907) 474-7355 for more information.