You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.
PLAN B: EVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees: $4,415
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals: $4,365
PLAN A, PLAN B
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links
How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office
Campus Location - Located just 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle, the Fairbanks campus's unique location is situated favorably for Arctic and northern research. The campus's several lines of research are renowned worldwide, most notably in Arctic biology, Arctic engineering, geophysics, supercomputing, and aboriginal studies. The University of Alaska Museum of the North is also on the Fairbanks campus.
Helpful Information - Note if you plan to bring a car: Due to the extreme climate, cars must be properly "winterized", otherwise the car will not operate in the winter. Please see this page for more info: http://blog.gvea.com/wordpress/?p=567.
Music/theater/fine arts courses may require special permissionUnique Academic Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Area Studies: Alaska Native Studies, Japanese Studies, Northern Studies
Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Theater Art
Athletics: Sports Management/Administration
Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Fish Biology, Wildlife Biology
Business: Accounting, Business Administration
Communications: Communication, Film, Journalism
Computer Science: System Administration
Consumer and Family Studies: Family Studies
Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences
Education: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education
Engineering: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mineral/Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering
English: English, Linguistics
Environmental Studies: Environmental Studies, Fisheries Science, Natural Resources, Natural Resources/Science/Management, Wildlife Biology/Science, Wildlife Management
Food Science: Culinary Arts
Foreign Language: American Sign Language, Chinese (some courses), Eskimo, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
General Studies: Gender Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Natural Sciences
Geography and Urban Studies: Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management, Geography, Rural Community Development
Information Studies: Computer Science
Marine Sciences: Marine Sciences
Mathematics: Mathematics, Statistics
Performing Arts: Music, Theater Arts/Drama
Physics: Geophysics, Physics
Political Science: Political Science
Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies
Technology: Emergency Administration and Planning
Figures are current as of 8/7/2017.
Important Notes: There is no mail service to on-campus housing. Students can rent a PO Box for $45 per semester. Students living off-campus can also rent a PO Box.
Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.
For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Apply as early as possible for the fall semester for higher probability of requested dorm type. If you wish to live off-campus, keep in mind that you may see advertisements for 'dry cabins'--these are cabins without running water (they have an outhouse).
Meal Plans Per Semester
All plans are declining balance with block dinners. More information is here: http://www.uaf.edu/finserv/aux-bus/dining-services-meal-plan/meal-plans/