Alaska Pacific University

Alaska Pacific University is a private school located in Anchorage, AK

Average Annual Tuition at Alaska Pacific University

The latest data we have for Alaska Pacific University's annual average net costs are from 2018. These costs and and the average Alaska schools include tuition, fees, living expenses, books, and fees minus the average grants and scholarships for federal financial aid recipients.

In-state Tuition Out-of-state Tuition Median Debt Avgerate Net Cost
Alaska Pacific University $20,760 $20,760 $21,677 $20,717
AK Average $15,055 $15,055 $21,552 $16,757

As you can see, annual costs at Alaska Pacific University have risen over the last few years, and are projected to continue to skyrocket based on our analysis.

Actual Costs      Projected Costs

Colleges and universities across the United States experienced cost (tuition + living) increases of 2.5% in 2019. This most recent inflation figure was down slightly from the 2.9 percent in 2018 and 3.4 percent in 2017, but still underscores the rising costs of sending your children to higher education.

These rising costs are hitting closer to home in Alaska as well. Alaska's' higher education costs rose by 43.1% in just the last 10 years, ranking as the 17th highest state.

Alaska Pacific University Financial Assistance

49% of students enrolled at Alaska Pacific University receive some form of Federal loan assistance. You can view Alaska Pacific University's student aid calculator here.

Use a 529 Plan to Offset Rising Education Costs

One of the most sound investments you can make to help pay for your child's higher education is by using a 529 plan. These funds grow in a tax-free environment, and generally have a 3-5% rate of return. The only catch is that all funds need to be used for higher education, and if not... there are monetary penalties imposed when withdrawn for other uses.

Alaska has three 529 college savings plans to offer; two direct-sold 529 plans and an advisor-sold program. Each direct-sold Alaska 529 plan is managed by T. Rowe Price: The T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan is a nationally-marketed 529 plan utilizing T. Rowe Price mutual funds. Alaska 529 (previously known as University of Alaska College Savings Plan) does not receive national attention, but it does offer equivalent investment options as well as a unique, cost-saving option called the ACT Portfolio that provides special benefits to future University of Alaska students. The advisor-sold John Hancock Freedom 529 program utilizes a multi-manager approach in its investment portfolios.

State Plan Name:University of Alaska College Savings Plan
Minimum Contribution:$250
Maximum Contribution:up to $475,000 across all qualified education savings accounts for a single beneficiary; balances continue to accrue earnings.
Fees:There is an annual $15 account maintenance fee for some plans that is easy to get waived or a 0.05% annualized trust fee charged to each portfolio for others.

Alaska School Statistics

Alaska

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There are 1 other accredited private schools located in the state of Alaska. You can view all AK schools here.