Cost & Aid
Funding your college education is one of the most important aspects of the college selection process. It is a major financial decision and most students need to look beyond their family’s personal resources to help fund the college investment.
Numerous funding options are available to students, which include institutional scholarships, private and outside scholarships, state scholarship opportunities, federal grants and loans, work-study programs, and payment plans. With the various financial options available, most students are able to make their education affordable. It just takes a lot of careful planning and research. The University of Arkansas is dedicated in helping you secure funding for your education. We invite you to review the various financing options below. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (479) 575-3806 or the Academic Scholarship Office at (479) 575-4464.
Explanation of Scholarships & Financial Aid
Scholarships are monetary awards made to students to help fund the student’s higher education studies. Scholarships may come from a variety of sources such as the college itself, private donors, outside agencies or state scholarship programs. Scholarships may be awarded to students based on the student’s financial need, academic merit, or the student’s area of study. Some scholarship programs fund students from a certain region or high school or students with a specific skill or trait. The majority of scholarship programs require an application and an essay and many require letters of recommendation. It is advisable that you start your college scholarship search early as many scholarships have early application deadlines.