Get a great deal on tuition at one of the top research institutions in the United States. UAF’s costs are well below the national average and online courses always qualify for our low in-state rate. View tuition costs and fees below, and find other opportunities to save.

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Affordable Online Programs

Looking for an Affordable Online College? Here’s Why UAF Should Top Your List.

For many students, the cost of online college can be daunting — especially at accredited institutions that provide world-class educational opportunities. That’s why, for students looking for affordable online schools, UAF offers a unique advantage. We prove that quality and affordability can go hand-in-hand.

Not only are we an accredited university, we are one of the premier research institutions in the nation, offering access to knowledge and resources that provide a transformative educational experience. Because we offer all online courses at our low resident tuition rates, this experience is accessible both to students in Alaska and around the world. In addition to in-state tuition, our online students also benefit from resources such as academic advising, library services, a writing center and video tutorials.

UAF is regularly ranked among the best and most affordable online colleges by U.S. News & World Report. We’ve also been ranked among the Most Affordable Online Colleges (College Consensus), Best Value Online Schools In Alaska (Best Value Schools), and Most Affordable Online Colleges (

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Tuition for Online College at UAF

Here’s a breakdown of UAF’s current online college tuition rates (rates are per credit).


per credit

Community & Technical College

  • Occupational Endorsements
  • Certificates
  • Associate Degrees
  • Bachelor General Education Courses
  • Personal or Professional Development

per credit

Undergraduate Courses

  • Bachelors Degrees
  • Personal or Professional Development

per credit

Graduate Courses

  • Graduate Degrees
  • Graduate Certificates
  • Personal or Professional Development

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Other Online College Costs

All UAF courses are subject to the following fees. Certain courses will have additional fees, which will be brought to your attention before registration. Here’s an explanation of what your fees go toward:

Basic Fees

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UA Infrastructure Fee: $19/credit

This fee is used to modernize and maintain university facilities, academic equipment and technology systems.

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UAF Consolidation Fee: $56/credit

This fee includes all of your services provided by UAF, including eCampus support, library resources and more.

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UAF Bookstore Bundle: $20/credit

This fee is ensures students have their required course materials on the first day of class. Administered by Barnes & Noble College in partnership with UAF, the program provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes, and digital textbook versions to students. NOTE: By default, ALL registered students are opted-in to the program each new semester. Students may opt out of the program for the semester at their discretion and purchase their materials a la carte through the UAF Bookstore or on the open market. Read more information.

Other Fees

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UA Matriculation Fee: $225

This fee is a one-time fee charged to newly admitted students upon enrollment. It was developed to reduce the number of enrollment and graduation-related fees charged to a student.

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UAF CBSM Tuition Surcharge: 25% of tuition

This fee is paid by students who are enrolled in upper-level and graduate courses in College of Business and Security Management departments.

Please note that the above tuition rates and other costs for online college at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are effective for the 2024-25 academic year.

Tuition and fees are subject to change.