University of Alaska System News Releases

"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.

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR RETURNING STUDENTS

University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) students who are returning or who have returned to further their education after a minimum five-year gap in attendance at any college or university are eligible for the following two scholarships:

OSHER REENTRY SCHOLARSHIP

To qualify for this scholarship, a student must:

  1. Be admitted to a UAF bachelor’s degree program at the start of the fall 2014 semester
  2. Be pursuing a first bachelor’s degree
  3. Enroll at least half-time (6 credits) for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters (may not be enrolled exclusively in online courses)
  4. Demonstrate academic promise and a commitment to obtaining their degree
  5. Return to or have returned to postsecondary education after a cumulative time away of 5 or more years (That is, you must have some previous college credits that are five or more years old, from any college or university. You must also have had gaps in your education that totaled at least five years, then have returned or plan to return to at least half-time enrollment.)
  6. Anticipate participation in the workforce for a significant period of time after graduation

Preference for this scholarship will be given to eligible students who:

  1. Are between 25 and 50 years old at the start of the fall 2014 semester
  2. Are returning Osher Reentry Scholars who have reapplied
  3. Are newly returning students

Award Amount: This scholarship will be a tuition waiver of up to $5,000 for at least 10 students and possibly several alternates for the 2014-15 school year.

Application Procedure: Write a 400 to 600 word essay on your inspiration to return to school. Submit the essay along with the rest of the Osher Scholarship application available online at tinyurl.com/1415Osher

Deadline: For priority consideration, apply by 5pm Friday, August 15, 2014

GEORGE W. AND MARY A. JONES SCHOLARSHIP

To qualify for this scholarship, a student must:

  1. Be admitted to a University of Alaska Fairbanks degree program at the start of the fall 2014 semester
  2. Enroll at least half-time (6 credits) for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters
  3. Return to or have returned to postsecondary education after a cumulative time away of five or more years (That is, you must have some previous college credits that are five or more years old, from any college or university. You must also have had gaps in your education that totaled at least 5 years, then have returned or plan to return to at least half time enrollment.)

Award Amount: $1,000 for the 2014/2015 school year

Application Procedure: Write a 400 to 600 word essay on family, financial or personal adversity resulting in a challenge to attend a higher educational institution. Submit the essay along with the rest of the George W. and Mary A. Jones Scholarship application available online at tinyurl.com/1415Jones.

Deadline: For priority consideration, apply by 5 P.M. Friday, August 15, 2014

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