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The University of Alaska is offering the resident tuition rate to any student whose parent, grandparent, or great grandparent is a current Alaska resident. This new program is an effort to attract college bound relatives to “Come Home to Alaska!”

To apply, please submit an Application for Resident Tuition and proof you are a lineal descendant of a current Alaska Resident. The best documentation will be your birth certificate. Your parent, grandparent, or great grandparent will need to show proof they are a current Alaska resident. The easiest way to show Alaska residency is by receipt of the Permanent Fund Dividend. If your parent, grandparent or great grandparent is not receiving the PFD, then proof of an Alaska address together with Native corporation membership, voter registration, or similar documentation of physical presence over a two year period will be accepted.

The deadline to apply is the Add/Drop deadline of each semester. To receive this special tuition rate you must move to and reside in Alaska. You will receive this tuition rate until completion of your program as long as you remain continuously enrolled at UAS.


Please contact the UAS Admissions Office at 907-796-6100 or toll free at 1-877-465-4827 or email


A lineal descendant, in legal usage, refers to a blood relative in the direct line of descent - the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc. of a person. In a legal procedure sense, lineal descent refers to the acquisition of estate by inheritance from grandparent to parent and parent to child, whereas collateral descent refers to the acquisition of estate or real property by inheritance from sibling to sibling, and cousin to cousin.

Adopted children, for whom adoption statutes create the same rights of heirship as children of the body, come within the meaning of the term "lineal descendants," as used in a statute providing for the non-lapse of a devise where the devisee predeceases the testator but leaves lineal descendants.

Among Native American tribes in the United States, tribal enrollment can be determined by lineal descent, as opposed to a minimum blood quantum. Lineal descent means that anyone directly descended from original tribal enrollees could be eligible for tribal enrollment, regardless of how much Indian blood they have.

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