Alaska senior residents receive free tuition across UA System

During its June meeting, the University of Alaska Board of Regents approved a policy change that simplifies how senior Alaskans qualify for a university tuition waiver.

Senior residents of Alaska currently can qualify for free tuition across the UA system. However, prior to the policy change, eligibility was calculated based on a complicated formula. The policy change now allows Alaskan seniors to qualify for a tuition waiver if they are 65 or older by the first day of instruction for the semester. 

Seniors using the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver may register on a space available basis on or after the first day of instruction for the semester. The waiver covers tuition only; seniors remain responsible for campus and course fees.