State Flag for Universities in Alaska Alaska Residency Rules

Red Square Means In-State Tuition is Most Difficult Difficulty

Earning in-state tuition at universities in Alaska is tough, demanding a two-year domicile period and burdensome financial independence requirements.

There is a terrific loophole for University of Alaska-Fairbanks which makes me wonder why anyone in their right mind would ever pay out-of-state tuition there.  Learn more about individual universities in Alaska below.

The loophole for University of Alaska-Fairbanks only: parents buy U of Alaska’s 529 college savings plan and get in-state tuition.  Who is paying out-of-state here!  Stop it!


Alaska Reciprocity Agreements:

Alaska is a member state of the Western Undergraduate Exchange which is a limited regional reciprocity agreement among select Western States.

See Tuition Reciprocity Agreements Explained

See Tuition Reciprocity Agreements Overpromise & Under-Deliver


University-Specific Overviews Below:

Below please find links to in-state overviews for select universities in Alaska. If your college is not highlighted, then please consider buying a University-Specific Nutshell Report or see all available university-specific in-state overviews.


Popular Universities in Alaska:

University of Alaska-Anchorage

University of Alaska-Fairbanks


Other Universities in Alaska:

University of Alaska Southeast-Juneau

Every College in Alaska Is Unique

Just as every state has its own in-state regulations, each college in the state has its own interpretations. Learn everything important about how to actually earn in-state tuition at the university in Alaska you’re most interested in.

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University-Specific Nutshell Report

Everything important you need to know about actually earning in-state at your university.