Tuition charges vary depending on the residency status of the student.
Alaska Resident - For information about qualifying for resident tuition please see the section below
on Alaska Residency.
Non-Resident - Dependents of UA alumni, active duty military/veterans, and other categories of
students may qualify for in-state residency rates. Please see the section below on Alaska
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. Please see the WUE page.
Academic Year 2018/19
Undergraduate lower division
(course numbers 050-299)
- Resident $212 per credit hour
- Non-Resident $751 per credit hour*
Undergraduate upper division
(course numbers 300-499)
- Resident $256 per credit hour
- Non-Resident $795 per credit hour*
Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) Courses
- Resident $159 (save 25%) per credit hour
- Non-resident $564 per credit hour
Academic Year 2019/2020
Undergraduate lower division
(course numbers 050-299)
- Resident $223 per credit hour
- Non-Resident $789 per credit hour*
Undergraduate upper division
(course numbers 300-499)
- Resident $269 per credit hour
- Non-Resident $835 per credit hour*
Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) Courses
- Resident $167 (save 25%) per credit hour
- Non-resident $592 per credit hour
* 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.
The UAA Net Price Calculator is designed to estimate the cost of attendance and types
of financial aid you might qualify for it you were a college freshman attending school
Students may qualify for resident tuition through one of the following means:
- Provide proof of Permanent Fund Dividend Eligibility
- Provide proof of physical presence in Alaska for two or more years
- Provide proof of graduation from a qualified Alaska high school within one year of
- Be eligible for an exemption of the non-resident surcharge as listed on the Application
for Resident Tuition Assessment form
The Come Home to Alaska Program allows non-residents to qualify for resident tuition
if they are directly descended from an Alaska resident. Click here for Alaska residency guidelines.
Students must submit a completed Application for Resident Tuition Assessment to Student Services prior to the add/drop deadline.
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
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.
- Senior citizen tuition waiver waives tuition only.
- Senior citizen tuition waiver is only accepted for classes registered for on or after
the first day of the semester and on a space-available basis.
- Senior citizen tuition waiver does not apply if the student has registered prior to
the first day of semester.
- Senior citizens are responsible for any student or class fees associated with the
- Payment must be submitted by the payment deadline to avoid late fee(s).
- Senior citizen tuition waiver forms are only accepted until the last day of class
for the term in question; submissions past the term end date will be denied.
- Senior citizen tuition waiver may be returned in person to Mat-Su College Campus Cache
or faxed to 907-745-9711.
- For more information, including eligibility and restrictions, see Regents Policy 05.10.080.B.
- Please refer to the Senior Citizen Eligibility Matrix to determine age eligibility for social security.
- Senior citizen tuition waiver forms are available on our website under student forms. Waiver forms should be completed and submitted, with proof of age eligibility, to
Mat-Su College Campus Cache.
To register in person or by fax fill out our registration form located under student forms.
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
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
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
Facilities Fee...$6 per credit hour This $6 per credit hour 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 Resource Center Fee ... $5 A one time fee of $5 is assessed per semester for use of all Learning Resource 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 ... 4% 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 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 ... $21 A $21 assessment testing fee will be charged for each testing session. This fee is
a course placement testing fee.
Practicum Insurance Fee ... $13 A $13 fee is charged for each practicum course. For example, HUMS A495.
Proctor Fee ... $43 A $43 processing fee (per testing session) is charged for proctoring any test from
an institution outside of the University of Alaska.
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
Student Activity Fee ... $3/credit A $3 per credit fee applied to each credit of enrollment at Mat-Su College, up to
12 credits. Courses offered via distance are exempt from the fee. Supports special
activities and free or reduced admission to entertainment events.
Student Government Fee ... 1% 1% of the cost of a lower division credit (i.e. 1% of $192 or $2) applied to each
credit of enrollment at Mat-Su College, up to 12 credits. Courses offered via distance
are exempt from the fee. Assessed to support the recognized student government organization
and the programs and activities administered through student government.
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/credit 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.
Unofficial ... no charge
Official UAA PDF (order online) ... $12
Official UAA paper normal processing ... $15
Official UAA paper expedited/24 hr processing ... $30 (updated June 9, 2016)
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
will incur a late fee and hold will be placed on their account.
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
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.
Nelnet Payment Plans
Nelnet is an organization that handles tuition and fees in monthly payments for colleges
and universities. There is an initial enrollment fee for each semester. For more information
call 745-9739 option 3 or see the MSC Accounts Receivable Supervisor in the Campus
Cache (JKB 109). Call Nelnet at 800-722-4867 or visit the Student Account Center
General Payment Information
Campus Cache JKB 109
8295 E College Drive
Palmer, AK 99645
- 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.
- A $30.00 fee will be charged for each check returned to Mat-Su College and must be
paid by cash, credit card, or money order.
- Effective June 1, 2016, credit and debit card payments for student accounts will no
longer be accepted for processing by UAA and its affiliated campuses, including Mat-Su
College. Credit/debit card payments will only be accepted online via UA's Touchnet
PayPath or Nelnet Student Account Center and will include a non-refundable service fee. For additional information about this service fee, please visit the UAA Accounting Services FAQs.
- To avoid being charged the service fee for credit/debit card payments:
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.
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 the published class start
date. No refunds are granted after this time.
For classes with irregular start or end dates, the drop with 100 percent refund period
ends at 5 p.m. five business days after the published class start day. 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.