Scholarships for Nonresidents

Learn more about residency for tuition purposes. If you aren't sure if you are eligible for resident tuition, contact the UAF Office of Admissions at 907-474-7500 or uaf-admissions@alaska.edu.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Scholarship

The WUE scholarship is available to all undergraduate students who are residents of the WUE region and are pursuing a degree at UAF. The scholarship is applied toward your tuition and is worth up to $13,500 per year.

WUE States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI).

NOTE: Students attending any campus of the University of Alaska system with a Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Scholarship are receiving the benefit of reduced tuition because of their residency in a partner state. Therefore, time spent using WUE does not count toward the time needed to establish residency in Alaska for tuition purposes.

Scholarship Eligibility Amount How to Apply
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Residents from WUE states, any major Up to $13,500 per year. Select “Yes” on WUE question on the application for admission. If you’ve already submitted the application for admission, contact the Office of Admissions to apply for WUE.

Deadline: No Deadline

Nanook Pledge Scholarship

We know how important financial certainty is to your ability to succeed as a student. With awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 per year, the Nanook Pledge scholarship provides four years of predictable financial assistance. Recipients must be enrolled full-time (12 UAF credits) during the fall and spring semesters and must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), meaning maintaining a GPA of 2.0+ and completing 67% of attempted classes.

Selection for this scholarship is based on previous academic success and the rate of tuition for which you qualify.

Students who graduate in less than four years may be eligible to use remaining years for a graduate program, with permission by the Financial Aid Office.

Recipients of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Scholarship are also eligible for the Nanook Pledge Scholarship at Alaska Resident award amounts.

First-Year Students
 High School GPA 3.8+ $10,000 per year, $40,000 over four years
 High School GPA 3.5-3.79 $7,000 per year, $28,000 over four years
 High School GPA 3.34-3.49   $5,000 per year, $20,000 over four years
Transfer Students
 Previous College GPA 3.9+ $4,000 per year, $16,000 over four years
 Previous College GPA 3.5-3.89 $2,000 per year, $8,000 over four years
 Previous College GPA 3.0-3.49 $1,000 per year, $4,000 over four years

Apply for Admission to a bachelor’s degree and submit your high school transcripts

Deadline: Admissions application and transcripts must be submitted before the admissions deadlines (June 15 for fall and November 1 for spring).

Alaska Adventure Award

Nanooks push the boundaries of what’s possible, and this award supports nonresident, soon-to-be adventurers, of any UAF major. The Alaska Adventure Award is a four-year renewable scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled full-time (12 UAF credits) during the fall and spring semesters and must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), meaning maintaining a GPA of 2.0+ and completing 67% of attempted classes.

This award is available for nonresident students only, and students receiving the Western Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship do not qualify.

First-Year Students
 High School GPA 3.0-3.33 $3,000 per year, $12,000 over four years
 High School GPA 0-2.99 $1,000 per year, $4,000 over four years
Transfer Students
 Previous College GPA 2.6-2.99 $500 per year, $2,000 over four years.

Apply for Admission to a bachelor’s degree and submit your high school transcripts

Deadline: Admissions application, FAFSA and transcripts must be submitted before the admissions deadlines (June 15 for fall and November 1 for spring).

Nanook Commitment Scholarship

The Nanook Commitment scholarship is a renewable award for incoming first-year, transfer and readmitted University of Alaska Fairbanks students to help qualifying students bridge the gap between what they can afford and the cost of attendance. This scholarship is offered to students based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as the admissions application. Students eligible for the Nanook Commitment will have guaranteed assistance towards their cost of attendance.

The Nanook Commitment Scholarship is calculated based on:

  • the student’s total cost of attendance, including their residency for tuition purposes. Changes in residency status may impact the amount of the scholarship.
  • their estimated family contribution (EFC) from their FAFSA,
  • their high school GPA, or college GPA if they have completed 30+ college credits
  • other Estimated Financial Assistance (EFA), such as Pell Grant, Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS), Nanook Pledge Scholarship, Alaska Adventure Award, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), athletic scholarships, and other aid they are receiving.

Scholarships range from $100-4,000 per year. Nonresident students with an EFC of $0-12,000 will receive a minimum of $3,000 per year.

Students who graduate in less than four years may be eligible to use remaining years for a graduate program, with permission by the Financial Aid Office.

How to Apply:

Deadline: Admissions application, FAFSA and transcripts must be submitted before the admissions deadlines (June 15 for fall and November 1 for spring).

Foundation Scholarships

UAF’s Kaleidoscope Scholarship Application Portal is an online database of more than 400 scholarships. Once you sign in and submit your General Application, you’ll be automatically matched with all the foundation scholarship opportunities that you qualify for. You can also search for scholarships by college or academic department.

Foundation scholarship deadlines: The deadline to apply for most UAF foundation scholarships is February 15 for the following academic year. However, application deadlines for many private and external scholarships will vary, so be sure to check back in the Scholarship Application portal under “External” opportunities

 

 

Want to find out more about what scholarships you qualify for?

Check out the calculators below.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Net Price Calculator provides a detailed cost-of-attendance analysis that can help guide a prospective student through estimating their financial aid options.

The average time to complete a full estimate is between 3-5 minutes. Please have a close estimate of your family's income and assets in order to ensure an accurate estimate of your cost of attendance.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Net Price Calculator provides a detailed cost-of-attendance analysis that can help guide a prospective student through estimating their financial aid options.

The average time to complete a full estimate is between 3-5 minutes. Please have a close estimate of your family's income and assets in order to ensure an accurate estimate of your cost of attendance.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

 

While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the Net Price Calculator, please keep in mind that this estimate does not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance. It shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, University of Alaska Fairbanks or the State, and may change. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in order to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award that includes Federal grant, loan or work-study assistance under Title IV.

41% of full-time, first-year undergraduate students at UAF received assistance through scholarships and grants in the current academic year.