FAST FACTS
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Location:Fairbanks
Setting:Urban
Population:40,000
Enrollment:6,360
On Campus:22%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 09/04-12/18
  • Spring 01/15-05/08

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: OPEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

PLAN B: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$4,056

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$4,400

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A, PLAN B

Campus Diversity
42%Caucasian
2%African American
4%Hispanic
3%Asian American
20%Native American
2%International
27%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students


NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


The University of Alaska Fairbanks, located in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, is the flagship campus of the University of Alaska System. UAF is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution. It is also the site where the Alaska Constitution was drafted and signed in 1955 and 1956. UAF was established in 1917 as the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, first opening for classes in 1922.
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.

Another thing to keep in mind if you plan on living off-campus, is that you will see terminology for "dry" cabins. See here for more info: http://www.uaf.edu/oip/international-students-sc/newly-admitted-students/housing/

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Alaska Native Studies, Japanese Studies, Northern Studies, Russian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Theater Art

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Fish Biology, Molecular Biology, Wildlife Biology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Film, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism

Computer Science: System Administration

Consumer and Family Studies: Family Studies

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Criminology

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Child Development, Early Childhood, 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, Food Science

Foreign Language: Eskimo, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

Forestry: Forestry

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies, Natural Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management, Geography, Rural Community Development

Geology: Geology

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Music, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Applied Physics, Geophysics, Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Technology: Emergency Administration and Planning

Closed Programs
Nursing

Limitations
Music/theater/fine arts courses may require special permission.

Unique Academic Programs
Alaska Native Studies, Northern Studies, Petroleum Engineering

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, 213 computer or 79 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 5/7/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $4,056.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 18 ($187 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 5/7/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $355 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Insurance: $1,600 Year Plan A & B Optional
Parking Fee: $143 Year Plan A & B Optional
Orientation Fee: $75 Semester Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1800 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
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 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:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 001063

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 5/7/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $2,000
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $800
  • Proximity to campus: 1-20
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Apply as early as possible for the fall semester, as there is usually a housing shortage during this time.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2500 declining balance plan.
  • $2400 per semester for 16 meals per week.
  • $2175 per semester for 10 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
We suggest you wait until you arrive on campus to choose a meal plan, as the options can be confusing.



All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.