Resident & Non-Resident Tuition at KPC
Note: Non-resident tuition is currently waived at KPC, except for out-of-state students
taking distance-delivered courses. UAA does not waive non-resident tuition.
For purposes of tuition assessment, a “resident” is any person who, prior to the published
first day of instruction:
- Has been physically present in Alaska for two years (apart from documented absences
due to illness, vacations, attending another educational institution while maintaining
Alaska residency, or other absences not exceeding a total of 120 days in the two-year
- Has been determined by the state to be eligible to receive a Permanent Fund Dividend.
Eligibility for Alaska resident tuition is defined as the following:
- Members of the US military on active duty (stationed in Alaska) and members of the
AK National Guard, their spouses and dependent children.
- United States veterans eligible for a Veterans Administration education benefit, and
their spouse and dependent children. Students qualifying under this exemption must
move to and remain domiciled in the state of Alaska during their course of study.
- Residents of British Columbia, the Yukon, Northwest or Nunavut Territories.
- Students from other states or provinces whose public universities waive non-resident
charges for Alaska residents and students from foreign cities and provinces that have
partnerships with Alaska or specific Alaska communities (lists of approved programs
are published online in University of Alaska Board of Regents regulations).
- Exchange students attending the University of Alaska as part of an approved exchange
- Students in the UA Scholars Program.
- Students in the UA College Savings Program who meet eligibility criteria as established
by the Education Trust of Alaska.
- Dependent children of a person who graduated and holds an Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s
or Doctor’s degree from the University of Alaska.
- Dependent children of an Alaska resident as evidenced by the most current federal
income tax return filed within the past 16 months.
- Students enrolled for four or fewer credit hours within the UA system during a semester.
- Spouse or dependent children of a University of Alaska employee; or
- Students that graduated within the past 12 months from a qualified Alaska high school.
“Qualified Alaska high school” shall have the same meaning used to determine eligibility
for the UA Scholars Program.