Funding Your Studies

Below you will find the estimated cost of attending the University of Arkansas for a full time undergraduate student (12 credit hours per semester).

Estimated Cost of Attendance 2016-2017

Billed Expenses Undergraduate (BS)
Tuition & fees* $18,864
Housing & Meals** 9,332
Subtotal $28,196
Other Estimate Expenses Undergraduate
Insurance*** $1,720
Books & Supplies 1,200
Personal Expenses**** 2,100
Subtotal $5,020
Total Estimated Expenses $33,216

 

*Tuition is the amount of money charged by the University of Arkansas for the classroom instruction. Tuition and fee charges vary by college/program. For a complete list of fees or to calculate the tuition for a specific program visit: http://treasurernet.uark.edu/tuition.aspx

**Based on Residence Hall rates for double occupancy when school is in session with a meal plan

***Students may show equivalent medical health insurance coverage. Proof is required upon enrollment.

****Personal Expenses include laundry, snacks, recreation, clothing, etc. They DO NOT include travel or automobile purchase and/or maintenance

Students must submit the Supplemental and Financial Information form and supporting documents, which may include bank statements, affidavit of support, sponsorship award, or a scholarship/assistantship from the University of Arkansas. These documents must verify sufficient funds to cover all first year expenses including tuition, fees, insurance, and cost of living. Immigration documents, such as I-20 and DS-2019, will not be issued without documentation that all funds are available. 

The Treasurer's Office will send out an email notification when student invoices are available on the UAconnect Student Center. The Treasurer's Office accepts cash, checks, e-checks, certified funds, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.  Students may also enroll in a payment plan and pay tuition and fees, and housing charges for the current term in three, four, or five payments for a $32.00 nonrefundable service fee.

Many of our academic scholarships are available to incoming new freshman international students. Scholarships are highly competitive and most are only available to students planning to enter the University in the fall semester.

It is important for students wishing to apply for scholarships to submit their admissions application, including transcripts and SAT or ACT test scores, by November 1. Students should request a scholarship application on their admission form.

Scholarships require a separate application, which should be submitted to the University’s Academic Scholarship Office by November 15 for priority consideration.

The final scholarship deadline is February 1st.

To view a complete list of scholarship opportunities for international students, please visit the following link: Scholarships.

 

New Freshman Scholarships

Chancellor's Scholarship

  • Annual award up to $8000 per year
  • Renewable for 4 years (5 years for Architecture and MAT students)
  • Awarded to top candidates from the applicant pool

Chancellor's Community Scholarship

  • Annual award up to $5000 per year
  • Renewable for 4 years (5 years for Architecture and MAT students)
  • Awarded to top applicants from the applicant pool who also have a demonstrable commitment to community service

Silas Hunt Scholarship

  • Annual award up to $5000 or $8000 per year
  • Renewable for 4 years (5 years for Architecture and MAT students)
  • Awarded to students from underrepresented communities who have demonstrated outstanding academic leadership qualities and potential. Members of underrepresented communities include, but are not limited to: students from underrepresented ethnic or minority groups, students with interest in a field that does not typically attract members of their ethnicity or gender, students who reside in an underrepresented county in Arkansas, and first-generation college students.

Honors College Academy Scholarship

  • Annual award up to $4000 per year
  • Renewable for 4 years (5 years for Architecture and MAT students)
  • Awarded to top candidates from the applicant pool

Razorback Bridge Scholarship

  • Annual award up to $3500 per year
  • Renewable for 4 years (5 years for Architecture and MAT students)
  • Awarded to students from underrepresented communities who have demonstrated outstanding academic leadership qualities and potential. Members of underrepresented communities include, but are not limited to: students from underrepresented ethnic or minority groups, students with interest in a field that does not typically attract members of their ethnicity or gender, students who reside in an underrepresented county in Arkansas, and first-generation college students. Students selected as Razorback Bridge Scholars will also participate in a peer and faculty mentoring program. Razorback Bridge Scholars will have opportunities to get involved in leadership activities on campus.

Leadership Scholarship

  • Annual award up to $2000 per year
  • Renewable for 4 years (5 years for Architecture and MAT students)
  • Awarded to top candidates from the applicant pool

Transfer Student Scholarships

Academic All-Star Transfer Student Scholarship

  • Annual award that pays tuition and tuition related fees for up to four semesters
  • Awarded to students named the "Academic All-Star" by their Arkansas two-year college
  • The scholarship application is not required for this award

Chancellor's Transfer Scholarship

  • Annual award up to $3000 per year
  • Renewable for one additional year
  • Awarded to top applicants from Arkansas two-year colleges

U of A Transfer Student Scholarship

  • Annual award up to $2000 per year
  • Renewable for one additional year
  • Awarded to top candidates from the applicant pool

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship

  • Annual award up to $2500 per year
  • Renewable for one additional year
  • Awarded to top applicants from two-year colleges who are members of Phi Theta Kappa
  • Provide documentation of membership to the Academic Scholarship Office

Eligibility

To be considered for the University of Arkansas Transfer Scholarships, entering transfer students must have completed or be in the process of completing at least 24 or more transferable hours of college-level work from a regionally accredited institution of higher education other than the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 12 transferable hours at the time of application. Current University of Arkansas students are not eligible for this award.

  • Deadline for Fall Semester — April 1
  • Deadline for Spring Semester — October 15

Current Student Scholarships

College and Departmental Scholarships

Many colleges and departments offer scholarships to current UA students participating in specific academic programs. The Academic Scholarships Office strongly encourages you to visit the College and/or Academic Department in which your academic major is housed.

For qualifying students from selected countries and U.S. states, the University of Arkansas is able to offer a percentage waiver of the out-of-state portion of the student’s tuition. The tuition advantage award may be renewed each year provided that all renewal criteria is met. Please see the links below for details:

Estimated Cost of Attendance with Tuition Advantage 2016-2017 
(based on 12 credit hours per semester)
Billed Expenses 70% Undergraduate (BS) 80% Undergraduate (BS) 90% Undergraduate (BS)
REQUIREMENTS for NRTA Upon admission ACT/SAT:28/1170, 1090* GPA: 3.40 ACT/SAT: 30/1240, 1320* GPA: 3.60
Tuition & fees1 $11, 499 $9,204 $8,057
Housing & Meals2 9,576 9,576 9,576
Subtotal $21,075 $18,780 $17,633
Other Estimate Expenses Undergraduate Undergraduate Undergraduate
Health Insurance3 $1,836 $1,836 $1,836
Books & Supplies 1,200 1,200 1,200
Personal Expenses4 2,100 2,100 2,100
Subtotal $5,136 $5,136 $5,136
Total Estimated Expenses   $23,916   $22,769   $21,622

*Score for SAT taken before March 2016, only mathematics and critical reading scores considered.

 

For students transferring from a college or university: 80% = 3.0 – 3.29 cgpa / 90% = 3.30 or above

1Tuition is the amount of money charged by the University of Arkansas for the classroom instruction. Tuition and fee charges vary by college/program. For a complete list of fees or to calculate the tuition for a specific program visit: http://treasurernet.uark.edu/tuition.aspx

2Based on Residence Hall rates for double occupancy when school is in session with a meal plan

3Students may show equivalent medical health insurance coverage. Proof is required upon enrollment.

4Personal Expenses include laundry, snacks, recreation, clothing, etc. They DO NOT include travel or automobile purchase and/or maintenance

The University of Arkansas does not provide loans to international students. However, private lenders that provide education loans may be an option for international students. Students will need to work directly with the private lender. We cannot offer any assistance on student loans.

 Private lenders that we recommend:  (Please note, not all international students will be eligible for the loans listed. It is always best to check with options within your home country.)

Leo s. Rowe Pan American Fund

The Paras Education Foundation

Credila Education Loan