UAF is committed to all veterans and military students - active duty, reserve, guard, veterans and retired — as well as their dependents. The Department of Military and Veteran Services is here to help at every step of the way.
Educational Benefits Overview
There are four primary ways that military-affiliated students receive financial support while attending UAF.
UAF offers a variety of academic programs, scholarships and waivers to veterans and eligible dependents, including in-state/resident tuition for all active duty service members, veterans and their dependents.
VA education and training benefits offer several pathways for veterans and service members to achieve educational goals. Military-affiliated spouses and dependents may also qualify for certain VA education benefits. To determine which benefits you and your family can use, contact us or take a look at our VA Educational Benefits Overview.
Eligible members of the U.S. Armed Forces can take advantage of Tuition Assistance (TA), which pays up to $250 per credit hour toward tuition. Service members obtain their tuition through their branch of service.
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program is a workforce development program that provides TA for spouses working on a license, certificate or associate’s degree in a portable career. If you are interested in learning more about MyCAA, contact Frances Gallagher-Roach at 907-372-3484 or email@example.com.
Active members of the Army National Guard and Air National Guard are eligible to receive 100% of undergraduate tuition with a maximum yearly benefit of $4,500 per year. The Army National Guard and Air National Guard have different kinds of TA with different processes.
Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill can be transferred to dependents to use for their education.
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides up to $4,000 for degree programs, licenses or credentials that lead to employment in portable career fields.
Dependents of service members and veterans are eligible for several scholarships from UAF and nationally.
Survivors of fallen service members are eligible for several scholarships, grants and tuition waivers.
For Ft. Wainwright active duty and Alaska National Guard servicemembers who are currently deployed or deploying in support of a named operation, UAF will cover:
- all course fees for the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters
- the application fee
|Application Fee||$50 Waived|
|Course Fees:||$407* Covered by UAF|
|Tuition||$1,338* Covered by TA|
*Based on six 100- or 200-level credit hours. Additional program-specific fees may apply. 300- and 400-level courses will incur additional charges not covered by TA benefits.
- Fill out UAF’s online application and use the application code UAFARCTICWARRIOR on the payment page.
- Download and fill out a deployment verification form (PDF) and have it signed by your:
- Platoon Leader,
- Company Commander, or
- Battalion Commander (only one signature is necessary)
- Submit the deployment verification form to the Department of Military and Veteran Services (DMVS) at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the DMVS office in Eielson Building suite 104.
Honor Wall: Celebrating UAF’s veterans
To celebrate the vital contributions of veterans to the UAF community, the Department of Military and Veteran Services is sponsoring an Honor Wall featuring portraits of UAF veterans.