"I envisioned Alaska as the perfect place to attend college. I could get out of town, yet the similarities the landscape shared with my home state of Montana would make the transition smooth. I could conduct research in unique places like the Brooks Range, Seward Peninsula, or Minto Flats and see musk oxen and the aurora unlike anywhere else I’d been. The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is a welcoming campus, and Fairbanks itself is alive and entertaining. However, the non-resident tuition and boarding costs would have totaled more than $29,000 — a price my family would have struggled to pay. Luckily, I am able to study Natural Resources Management at UAF with the help of WUE which reduced my college costs by more than $11,000. With the added help of scholarships, my family and I were able to afford college at UAF and make my experience memorable, rewarding, and worthwhile. "
— Jessica, Montana resident, Class of 2018, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Natural Resource Management