Military and Veteran Services
Military Friendly University
UAF is a Military Friendly University that offers in-state tuition, transfer credits for military training, VA educational benefits advising and other resources for veteran and military students.
Opportunities for veterans, active duty military and military dependents include:
- Resident Tuition Rates
- Military and Veteran Scholarships
- Transfer Credit for Military Training
- Flexible Online Degree Programs
Chapter 33 Students Enrolling Fall 2023:
Students using Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) GI Bill benefits in one-year certificate programs will be required to self-certify their enrollment monthly in order to receive their housing allowance. When you self-certify with the VA, you can opt in for text/sms reminders.
Get Help With Educational Benefits
There are five basic ways that military-affiliated students receive financial support while attending UAF:
- UAF support
- VA Educational Benefits
- Tuition Assistance
- Military Pricing
- Support for Spouses and Dependents
Explore your options and find more information below. Our advisors are ready to help you with any questions.
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 a variety of opportunities for veterans and service members to achieve educational goals. Military-affiliated spouses and dependents may also qualify for certain VA education benefits.
Use tuition assistance to cover the full cost of your education, with little to no additional fees or expenses. UAF's discount military tuition pricing eliminates most out-of-pocket expenses, offering both in-person and online undergraduate courses for just $250 per credit hour.
Tuition assistance offers eligible members of the U.S. Armed Forces $250 per credit hour (with a maximum yearly benefit of $4,500 per year or 16 credit hours). Active members of the Army and Air Force Reserve and Army National Guard can receive up to $250 per credit hour towards undergraduate or graduate tuition up to $4500 for Federal Tuition Assistance and up to an additional 12 hours each semester using State Tuition Assistance. Alaska Air National Guard can receive State Tuition Assistance up to 12 hours each semester.
Tuition Assistance Opportunities for Spouses and Dependents include transferring Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits, UAF and national scholarships and tuition waivers for survivors of fallen service members. Military spouses are also eligible for tuition assistance through the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Transfer to UAF
You can transfer VA education benefits to UAF even after having used a portion of your benefits at another school.
Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base
Take classes and more at nearby Fort Wainwright Army Garrison and Eielson Air Force Base.
- On-site Evening Classes and Degree Programs
- Academic and Career Advising Services
- Testing Services
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 submitted from the UAF community.
Find out how many UAF Summer Sessions credit hours you need to be enrolled in to be considered a full-time student for VA education benefits.
Earn your degree from anywhere in the world, on a schedule that works for you. Our online programs offer military students flexible, affordable degree options with the same quality of education and personal support you would enjoy on campus. Explore online programs at UAF.