Want to advertise with the Sun Star? Our publication is entirely student-run, and we provide local news, commentary, and event coverage focused on the University of Alaska and the Interior! The Sun Star is enjoyed by students, faculty, and staff at UAF as well as members of the general Fairbanks community.

The Sun Star is a free weekly paper, published every Tuesday from September to May. We print and distribute 1600 papers to the UAF campus and locations throughout Fairbanks, as well as posting the latest articles and information on our webpage.  We seek to provide students with information about local venues and services, and to that end we offer advertising services to fit any budget.

Our Audience

UAF Campus Statistics:
Enrollment: 9,992
Undergraduate Students: 88%
Graduate Students: 12%
International Students: 2.2%
Male: 41.3%
Female: 58.7%
Median Age: 25
Freshmen living on Fairbanks campus: 42.9%


*: selection was written in by students. Graph compiled using information from the Sun Star’s 2015 Student Spending Poll, which asked students: “What do you spend your extra money on?”


Rates and Specs

Screen Shot 2015-07-30 at 2.16.06 PMAdvertising space in the Sun Star can be bought at a rate of $15 per column inch, and businesses local to Alaska enjoy a 10% discount.

Ads may be printed in color ink for a 25% color fee. The Sun Star prints a maximum of four color pages per issue, so color ad space is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis.

The Sun Star is a 20-inch tall, four-column newspaper. Each column-inch is 1″ x 2.5″, so advertisements may be a maximum of 4 column inches wide by 20 column inches tall (10″ x 20″). See illustration for an example of the layout.


Weekly Advertising Deadline Schedule

Wednesday: Deadline for order placement for Tuesday printing.

Friday: Deadline for ad revisions and contract signature.

Sunday: Paper is laid out.

Tuesday: Paper is released.

To order a single ad, or if you have questions, or if you’d like to negotiate a contract for multiple / repeating ads, call our offices at (907) 474-6043 to speak with our Advertising Manager.