Public Affairs

July 28, 2014

"Come Home to Alaska" waives nonresident tuition surcharge at UA

For Immediate Release
Monday, July 28, 2014
 
The University of Alaska System has a new program in place aimed at enticing Lower 48 students with family ties in Alaska to head north.
 
“Come Home to Alaska” waives the nonresident surcharge for students with parents or grandparents currently living in the state. This means a substantial savings to an out-of-state student—over $13,000 for 30 undergraduate credits a year.
 
The program will start with the fall 2014 semester. Associate Vice President for Student and Enrollment Services Saichi Oba called the program “innovative.”
 
“The idea is to incentivize potential students with ties to Alaska who are living outside the state to come back home. Resident UA tuition is incredibly affordable compared to tuition at most other public colleges and universities in the Lower 48,” Oba said. “Our campuses offer exciting, hands-on, quality programs in the most spectacular state in the country—Alaska. Adventurous souls who come north, jump in and embrace all that UA has to offer will have an amazing experience.”     
 
UA President Pat Gamble approved the waiver for the next two academic years to test its success. Students admitted under the program will continue to receive the waiver so long as they are continuously enrolled and qualify.
 
“Come Home to Alaska demonstrates our commitment to grow enrollment while maintaining quality and affordability. Educating students in Alaska is good for Alaska’s future, as graduates tends to remain in state and get jobs,” Oba said.
 
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For more information, call Kate Ripley, UA Public Affairs, at 907-450-8102 or klripley@alaska.edu.

University of Alaska Anchorage and affiliated campuses:

University of Alaska Anchorage, Prince William Sound College (Valdez) and Chugiak-Eagle River

Enrollment Services 
Phone: (907) 786-1480 
enroll@uaa.alaska.edu 

Kenai Peninsula College Student Services (Soldotna and Homer)
Phone: (907) 262-0330 
ivinfo@kpc.alaska.edu 

Kodiak College Student Services 
Phone: (907-486-1266 
Studentservices@kodiak.alaska.edu

Mat-Su College Student Services (Palmer)
Phone: (907) 745-9746 
info@matsu.alaska.edu

University of Alaska Fairbanks and all affiliated campuses:

University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC, Interior Aleutians and associated centers, Kotzebue, Nome, Bethel and Dillingham

UAF Office of Admissions & Registrar 
Phone: (907) 474-7500 
Toll Free: 1 (800) 478-1UAF 
admissions@uaf.edu 

University of Alaska Southeast: (Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka)

Admissions Office
Phone: (907) 796-6100 
admissions@uas.alaska.edu 
 
 
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