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Mat-Su College, Alaska | Tuition, Costs & Payment

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    Tuition Schedule

    Academic Year: 2014/2015
    Lower-Division course numbers 050 – 299
    Resident $174.00 per credit hour
    Non-resident $618.00 per credit hour *
    Upper-Division course numbers 300 – 499
    Resident $210.00 per credit hour
    Non-resident $654.00 per credit hour *
    Professional Development course numbers 500-599

    Tuition costs vary
    * Non-resident students who restrict their registration to no more than four (4) credits each semester are charged resident tuition. Any credits registered beyond the 4-credit limit will cause all credits to be assessed at the non-resident tuition rate.Note: Tuition does not include activity fee or lab/material fees.

    Be sure to include other costs in addition to tuition when planning your semester expenses. Other costs of attendance include fees (such as lab and material fees added to particular classes), textbooks, supplies, room, board, and personal expenses.

    Tuition charges vary depending on the residency status of the student.

    Alaska Resident – For information about qualifying and apply for residency, see the section on Alaska Residency

    Non-Resident – Students taking 4 credits or less each semester are charged resident tuition rates. Dependents of UA alumni, active duty military/veterans, and other categories of students may qualify for in-state residency rates. See ALASKA RESIDENCY

    WUE – Residents of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming may pay 150% of the Alaska resident tuition rate. See WUE page.

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    Alaska Residency

    Students may qualify for resident tuition through one of the following means:
    1) Provide proof of Permanent Fund Dividend Eligibility
    2) Provide proof of physical presence in Alaska for two or more years
    3) Provide proof of graduation from a qualified Alaska high school within one year of enrollment
    4) Be eligible for an exemption of the non-resident surcharge as listed on the Application for Resident Tuition Assessment form

    Students must submit a completed Application for Resident Tuition Assessment form to Student Services prior to the add/drop deadline.

    See the Forms page for an Application for Resident Tuition Assessment.

    Nonresident students who restrict their registration to 4 or fewer credits each semester will be charged resident tuition.  Nonresident students taking 5 or more credits are assessed nonresident fees on all academic credits.

    The University of Alaska policy on resident and nonresident tuition may be referenced in the current University of Alaska Board of Regents’ Policy and University Regulation, Chapter 05.10 Tuition and Student Fees.

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    Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver (Board of Regents Policy 05.10.080)

    Regular tuition shall be waived for Alaska residents who meet the following criteria: they must be age eligible to receive full (unreduced) social security retirement benefits and they must register on a space available basis. “Space available basis” means when courses can accommodate such students in addition to other enrolled students. </>

    Use of senior citizen waivers is governed accordingly:

    • Senior citizens must pay all additional course fees. To waive tuition, senior citizens must register and present a completed tuition waiver with proof of age during the add/drop period. Forms are available at

    • Registration using a senior citizen tuition waiver for payment is permitted only during the add/drop period and must be completed by the add deadline.

    • Senior citizens may elect to register before the add/drop period; however, they must pay full tuition and fees (use of senior citizen tuition waiver will not be accepted). Senior citizens electing to register and pay tuition are subject to all payment deadlines.

    • Senior citizens who register for a course before the first day of the semester, drop the course, then register for the same course during the add/drop period are not able to use the tuition waiver.

    • The Student Activity Fee is waived for senior citizens using the tuition waiver.

    Refer to the Senior Citizen Eligibility Matrix located at to determine age eligibility for social security.


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    Administrative Fee
    Classes in areas such as Art, Music, and Professional Development are available through private organizations in the community. Fees for these classes are determined by the instructor. Students may receive college credit for these classes by paying an additional administrative fee, or a process fee, to MSC. The administrative fees are based on current tuition rates.

    Application for Admission Fee … $40
    A non-refundable $40 fee will be charged for each undergraduate Application for Admission submitted.

    Audit Fee
    Auditors pay the same tuition and fees as students registering for credit.

    Career Exploration Test Fee … $10
    A $10 testing fee will be charged for each testing session for non-students.

    CEU Fee … Varies
    This fee varies. It is charged per Continuing Education Unit instead of tuition.

    Computer Lab/Classroom Fee … $25
    This fee is paid during registration and is charged only once each semester to any student using an MSC computer lab or registered in a class held in a computer classroom. Computer lab fees are non-refundable.

    Course Fees
    Course fees are specific to particular courses and meet expenses beyond those normally covered by tuition. UAOnline identifies courses for which fees are charged and their purpose: lab fee, materials fee, learner services fee or special fee. Fee amounts vary.

    Credit-by-Examination Fee … $40
    A nonrefundable $40-per-credit fee is charged to challenge a course.

    Distance Education Fee … $38
    A $38 distance fee is charged for each web based, blended, and distance education course.

    Facilities Fee…$2 per credit hour
    This $2 per credit hour (increases to $4 per credit hour in fall 2015) fee is for students enrolled in 1 to 15 credits, regardless of class delivery mode.  This supports facility renovation and infrastructure renewal.  Revenue remains at the university from which the fee is collected.

    Lab, Material, and Other Fees … Varies
    A fee is sometimes charged in addition to tuition. The semester Course Schedule identifies courses for which fees are charged. Fee amounts may vary and are subject to change.

    Language Credit-by-Placement Fee
    An accepted, degree-seeking UAA student who has completed in residence a Department of Languages UAA catalog course with a grade of B or better is eligible to receive credit for the two immediately preceding language courses.

    Late Payment Fees … $125 & $175
    A $125 fee will be assessed on all accounts which are not paid by the payment deadline. A $175 fee will be assessed on all accounts which are not paid by the withdrawal deadline. Students who pay for or drop their courses prior to the published payment deadline will NOT be required to pay the fee.

    Learning Center Fee … $5
    A one time fee of $5.00 is assessed per semester for use of all Learning Center facilities and workshops. These fees are attached to preparatory courses, 100 and 200-level composition courses, 100 and 200-level math courses, and some 100 and 200-level social science classes.

    Library Card
    The first card is $1 and a $5 fee is charged for a replacement.

    Network Charge … 3% for academic year 2014-15
    The purpose of the Network Charge is to cover rapidly rising costs, especially in the maintenance and enhancement of our university-wide technology infrastructure. This fee will be applied on a course-by-course basis to tuition, non-resident surcharge if applicable, and fees in lieu of tuition, for credit and non-credit courses. Courses with applicable fees charged in lieu of tuition less than the lower division credit hour tuition rate ($174 for 2014-15) will be exempt from the charge. All calculated fees will be rounded to the nearest dollar.

    Non-Credit Course Fee … Varies
    Fees are listed in the semester course schedule as special fees.

    Non-sufficient Funds (NSF) Fee … $30
    A $30 fee is charged for each NSF check received by the college.

    Placement Test Fee … $15
    This fee is for testing for course placement. A $15 assessment testing fee will be charged for each testing session.

    Practicum Insurance Fee … $13
    A $13 fee is charged for each practicum course. For example, HUMS A495.

    Proctor Fee … $30
    A $30 processing fee (per testing session) is charged for proctoring any test from an institution outside of the University of Alaska. The fee is capped at $90 per semester for students who have a series of tests.

    Self-Support Fee … Varies
    Fee for a course that is funded entirely through the revenues collected when students sign up for that specific course. Costs vary by course and may include salaries, supplies, advertising, facilities and travel. Separate refund policies apply.

    Stop Payment Fee … $18.50
    An $18.50 fee is charged for all checks reissued due to a stop payment request by the student.

    Student Activity Fee … 3%
    3% of the cost of a lower division credit (i.e. 3% of $174) applied to each credit of enrollment at Mat-Su College up to 12 credits. Courses offered via distance are exempt from the fee. Refundable only through the 100% refund period.

    Student I.D. / WolfCard … $5
    Your first ID card is free and a $5 fee is charged for replacement. Student ID cards are available in Student Services.

    Technology Fee … $5/CR
    Mandatory fee to provide up-to-date equipment, software, maintenance, training, and support for student use. $5 per credit hour to a maximum of $60 per campus.

    Tech Prep Course Fee … $25/credit
    A non-refundable per credit fee is charged for Tech Prep courses approved through articulation. $25 per credit.

    Transcript Fees

    • Unofficial … no charge
    • Official UAA PDF (order online) … $12
    • Official UAA paper normal processing … $15
    • Official UAA paper expedited/24 hr processing … $30

    updated November 17, 2014

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    Financial Obligations

    If you register for classes, the University holds you financially responsible for that registration. Payment of tuition and fees is due by the deadline listed in the printed course schedule and the Academic Calendar. Even if you do not receive a bill, you must pay your tuition and fees by the published deadline. There will NOT be a University initiated drop for non-payment. You must drop your courses during the 100% refund period to avoid the obligation to pay. You are responsible for tuition and fees for courses not dropped during the 100% refund period.

    Failure to meet financial obligations

    University policy requires a financial hold be placed on your record if you fail to meet your financial obligations. This hold will prevent any enrollment, transcript, or graduation activity. Interest, late fees, or collection costs will be added to your account. The past due debt will be reported to a local credit bureau. Unpaid tuition and fees will be referred to a collection agency and/or collected via garnishment of State of Alaska Permanent Fund Dividends (PFDs).

    Agency sponsored students:

    All students who are sponsored by an Agency (WIA, DVR, VA, etc.) must contact their agency for details on how to obtain funding and the procedures required to register for classes. This must be done for each semester that they wish to register for.

    Agency sponsored students are required to have all appropriate paperwork processed through Mat-Su College Accounting located in the Campus Cache by the payment deadline. If the appropriate paperwork has not been received by the payment deadline, the student MAY be dropped from their classes.

    Financial aid deferred tuition and fees:

    If you have proof of approved financial aid you may obtain an MSC deferment form from the Financial Aid Office. Call 745-9719 or 745-9762. This deferment form must be turned in to the cashier by the payment deadline to avoid assessment of late payment fees.

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    Post 9/11 GI Bill Beneficiaries

    Students using Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits will have their current semester tuition and fees deferred at the beginning of each semester as long as they have no outstanding balances. Please meet with your VA School Certifying Official to confirm that you have no outstanding balances. This will prevent late fees and registration holds from being assessed. If the student’s Post 9/11 eligibility rating is less than 100 percent, then the student’s portion is expected to be paid by the payment deadline. Post 9/11 GI Bill recipients who have outstanding balances from previous terms are subject to late fees and a hold on future registration.

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    Tuition Management System (TMS):

    TMS is an organization that handles tuition and fees in monthly payments for colleges and universities. There is an initial enrollment fee for semester or annual registration. For more information call 745-9739 option 3 or see the MSC Accounts Receivable Supervisor in the Campus Cache (JKB 109). Call TMS at 800-722-4867 or visit Mat-Su College Payment Center.

    General Payment Information

    • Payment is due by the advertised deadline even if a bill is not received.
    • You may call a cashier at 745-9739 option 1 for your balance.
    • You may access account balance and pay through UAOnline.
    • If using Visa or MasterCard you may also call in payment to a cashier at 745-9739 option 1 or mail/fax (745-9700) the Tuition Payment Form in the back of this schedule.
    • A $30.00 fee will be charged for each check returned to MSC and must be paid by cash, credit card, or money order.

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    Electronic Billing

    An electronic bill will be generated for you on the 15th of each month and made available via UAOnline. An email reminder will be sent to your UA assigned email address each time the bill is generated; a paper bill will not be mailed. A link on the UAOnline Statement and Payment History page will take you to the page where you can pay with a credit card or electronic check. To view your electronic bill, go to UAOnline and choose Student from the main menu, then Student Account, then Statement and Payment History.

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    Refund Policy

    To be eligible for a refund, you must submit a completed Add/Drop form to the Student Services office on campus by the date listed in the printed course schedule and the Academic Calendar for a refund. Lack of attendance does not constitute dropping a class. It is your responsibility to insure that the request is received by the registration office. If you are taking a class for a grade and withdraw after the refund date, you will receive a “W” on your transcript and will not receive a refund. You may not withdraw from a class after the withdrawal date published in this schedule. Please allow 4–5 weeks for processing your refund.

    Non-Credit, CEU, and Self-Support Courses: 100% refund only if dropped one (1) or more business days before the published class start date. No refunds are granted after this time.

    Short Sessions: Refunds for short session classes may differ from full semester classes according to the deadlines set for short session and late starting classes. View Deadlines Here.

    Cancelled Courses: 100% refund of tuition and fees for courses cancelled by MSC.

    NOTE: There will be a $30 stop pay/reissue fee for all checks lost or lost in the mail due to an incorrect address.

    Refund Schedule

    See the current printed course schedule or Academic Deadlines calendar.

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