Read the latest updates on the university budget, Board of Regents, and other major UA System news

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  • Coronavirus update: do not travel to China

    February 03, 2020

    On February 2, the U.S. Department of State- Bureau of Consular Affairs and the Centers for Disease Control issued a level-four do not travel advisory to China, because of the coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China.

  • UA Board of Regents approves tuition increase, sets aside $1.5 million for student financial aid

    January 18, 2020

    The University of Alaska Board of Regents voted to increase the amount undergraduate students pay for college tuition by 5 percent beginning in fall semester 2020, but directed the administration to invest $1.5 million of tuition revenue to financial aid for students at each university. The UA tuition rate remains well below the tuition rates at most universities in the west.

  • UAS Marine Biology Bachelor's listed #5 in College Values Online Top 20 National Ranking

    January 18, 2020

    College Values Online has ranked the University of Alaska Southeast as one of the best values for a bachelor's in marine biology degree program. The ranking takes into account affordability, accreditation, and rankings in major publications like U.S. News and World Report. College Values Online references compensation research organization PayScale, which lists the median wage for marine biologists at $51,538 per year. By attaining a marine biology degree, students are prepared for entry-level positions in marine science fields as well as continued studies at the graduate level.

  • UAF's online bachelor's degrees rank among top 100

    January 18, 2020

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks' online bachelor's degree programs have been ranked among the top 100 by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Master of education degree wins teacher support certification

    January 18, 2020

    UAF's master of education degree in online innovation and design, or ONID, has been awarded the online teacher support certification by Quality Matters, a nonprofit organization recognized as a leader in quality assurance for online education.

  • UAF, Fairbanks school district launch middle college

    January 17, 2020

    Students in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will soon have the opportunity to complete their high school careers with up to two years of college credit, tuition-free.

  • Board of Regents resolution renames KPC anthropology lab to honor the late Dr. Alan Boraas legacy

    January 17, 2020

    The University of Alaska Board of Regents unanimously passed a resolution honoring the late Dr. Alan Boraas's life and legacy during its full board meeting on Jan. 16 in Anchorage. The resolution also recognizes the renaming of the Kenai Peninsula College Anthropology Lab the Alan 'Tiqutsex' Boraas Anthropology Lab as a tribute to his legacy of teaching, research and service.

  • Applications open for remote energy academy

    January 15, 2020

    UAF's Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy is a unique circumpolar knowledge-sharing program focusing on isolated power systems integration. Applications for the 2020 academy are due Feb. 15. Participants will travel to Nunavut, Canada; Alaska; and Iceland this summer.

  • White House in Washington DC

    UA President to meet with Alaska's congressional leaders about UA federal priorities

    January 15, 2020

    University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen will be in the nation's capital this week meeting with Alaska's Congressional Delegation and federal agency officials to discuss the university's FY2021 federal funding priorities and provide an update on progress being made at UA.

  • Board of Regents

    UA Board of Regents to discuss FY21 budget and possible tuition increase this week during its Anchorage meeting

    January 15, 2020

    The University of Alaska Board of Regents will convene Jan. 16-17 in Anchorage to discuss the university's budget, consider a 5 percent tuition increase and hear about the enrollment strategies planned by each university. The board originally was scheduled to vote on the tuition increase during its November 2019 meeting, but delayed the decision pending further engagement by campus leaders with their students.