Arkansas Goes to College

During the month of October, the University of Arkansas is celebrating Arkansas high school seniors in Arkansas who are preparing to go to college. Follow #ARGoestoCollege on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and keep an eye on your inbox (sign up for our mailing list, if you haven't already). Then, on the afternoon of October 18th, join us for a livestream discussion of all things #ARGoestoCollege and hear from experts at the University of Arkansas about admissions, orientation, housing and the Honors College. 

Most exciting of all, apply for admission to the University of Arkansas by October 18th to be eligible to win one of ten $3,000 scholarships we’re giving to Arkansas students who are headed to the U of A next fall.

Apply for Admission

Apply for admission by October 18th to be eligible for the scholarship drawing. If you miss that date, apply by November 1st for priority admissions and scholarship consideration.


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a key step in obtaining financial aid. Submit it by January 1st for priority consideration.

Net Price Calculator

Our Net Price Calculator is just one of the many tools available on our Financial Aid website.

Financial Aid TV

Another financial aid tool is Financial Aid TV, which offers short videos on a range of financial aid topics, including the FAFSA.

Academic Challenge Scholarship

Arkansas residents are eligible for the Academic Challenge Scholarship, which increases in value as you progress toward your degree.


You can take the ACT or SAT again after you've applied; we'll use the better score in our decision.

Scholarship Drawing & Eligibility Requirements

Any Arkansas resident high school senior who applies for Fall 2019 admission to the University of Arkansas by 11:59pm on October 18, 2018, will be entered into a drawing to receive one of ten one-time scholarship awards valued at $3,000 each. Scholarships will be awarded in each of the five main regions of the state (Central, Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast).

Students must meet minimum admission requirements at the time of application to be eligible and must also submit any required transcripts, test scores, and application fees by 11:59pm on October 18, 2018. Students who have already applied for admission or been admitted for the Fall 2019 term at the University of Arkansas are also eligible to participate in the scholarship award drawing and should submit all required materials by 11:59pm on October 18, 2018. For information about how to submit these materials, see How to Apply for new freshmen.

Receipt of a scholarship award does not constitute any commitment on the recipient’s part to enroll or attend the University of Arkansas; however, scholarship awards are only valid for students admitted, enrolled, and attending the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Questions regarding these requirements should be directed to