Graduate Student Financial Aid

 

 

UAF Graduate Tuition and Costs

Here’s a breakdown of college tuition and other costs at UAF. Remember, most students receive financial aid and only pay a portion of college tuition costs. Once you get an idea of the cost for college, we encourage you to explore all of the financial aid options available and calculate the amount of aid you will receive using the resources that follow. 

Estimated 2020-2021 Annual Cost of Attendance

The Financial Aid Office estimates your yearly cost for college to determine how much financial aid you may receive. We use your housing type as reported on your FAFSA and your residency status as determined by the Office of Admissions to estimate your costs for tuition, room, board, fees, books, supplies and miscellaneous expenses. This estimate is based on full-time attendance for the fall and spring semesters. Your actual college costs may be more or less depending on how many credits you take, your housing expenses and other factors.     

Estimated 2020-2021 Annual Cost of Attendance for Alaska Residents or Military-Affiliated
Alaska Resident or Military-affiliated
Expense On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition & Fees $10,981 $10,981
Room & Board $9,900 $12,050
Books & Supplies $2,000 $2,000
Transportation $400 $2,000
Personal/Miscellanous $2,250 $2,250
Total $25,531 $29,281
Estimated 2020-2021 Annual Cost of Attendance for Non-Residents of Alaska
Non-Resident
Expense On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition & Fees $21,577 $21,577
Room & Board $9,900 $12,050
Books & Supplies $2,000 $2,000
Transportation $400 $2,000
Personal/Miscellanous $2,250 $2,250
Total $36,127 $39,877

 

Types of Graduate Financial Aid

 

UAF Scholarships

You may also be eligible for UAF scholarships. You can apply for over 450 scholarships with our UAF scholarship application.  The deadline to apply for most UAF scholarships is February 15 for the following academic year. Some scholarships may be available after this date. To stay informed about late applications, you can subscribe to the UAF scholarship emailing list.

Also visit the UAF Graduate School Scholarship page for more funding opportunities.

 

Graduate tuition assistance

Some Students may be eligible to receive Graduate Tuition Assistance or Research Assistance, for more information check with your department.

 

Federal Financial Aid

To receive federal finanical aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students admitted to graduate school are considered independent and do not have to provide their parents’ information on the application.

Follow the steps for applying for financial aid on our Applying for financial aid page.

Federal financial aid options for graduate students are limited to student loans.

 

Graduate Loan Options

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

The unsubsidized loan is available for all eligible undergraduate and graduate students. Eligibility for this loan is determined by the FAFSA. The interest on this loan accrues on the account from the date of disbursement. Payments on the interest and principal are not required during periods of half-time enrollment and during your six-month grace period.

Federal PLUS Loan

The PLUS loan is a credit-based loan available to graduate students or parents of dependent students. The eligibility for this loan is determined by the FAFSA and by the amount of financial aid received. The maximum PLUS loan amount you can receive is the cost of attendance minus any other financial aid received.

Federal Loan Limits

There are yearly and aggregate or lifetime loan limits for federal loans. Graduate students are able to borrow up to $20,500 Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan per year, $10,250 a semester, or up to the cost of attendance for the year. The maximum PLUS loan amount you can receive per year is the cost of attendance minus any other financial aid received, there is not a lifetime limit for the PLUS loan.

The aggregate loan limit for graduate students is $138,500—No more than $65,500 of this amount can be in subsidized loans. The graduate aggregate limit includes all federal loans received for undergraduate study. Learn more information about loan limits.

Alternative Loans

Alternative loans are credit-based loans available through the state agency or private banks. We encourage you to accept federal student loans before applying for alternative loans. Be sure to review the terms and conditions for all loans before accepting. Examples of alternative loans include Alaska student loans, Sallie Mae student loans and Wells Fargo loans.

Search for alternative loans that best meet your needs.