Funding Your Studies

Estimated Cost of Attendance

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

Billed Expenses Undergraduate (BS)
Tuition & Fees* $25,796
Housing & Meals** $10,207
Subtotal $36,003
Other Estimate Expenses Undergraduate
Insurance*** $2,016
Books & Supplies $1,200
Personal Expenses**** $2,100
Subtotal $5,316
Total Estimated Expenses $41,319

Tuition is the amount of money charged for classroom instruction. Tuition and fee charges vary by college/program. View a complete list of fees or calculate the tuition for a specific program here: Tuition and Fees Information

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

***Students may show comparable medical health insurance coverage. Students must provide proof of coverage upon enrollment.

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

Evidence of Financial Support

For F-1 and J-1 Visa Holders

Students must submit the Supplemental and Financial Information form and supporting documents.

Documents may include the folowing:

  • Bank statements
  • An affidavit of support
  • Sponsorship awards
  • A scholarship or assistantship from the University of Arkansas

These documents must verify that you have enough funding to cover all expenses during your first year. Expenses include tuition, fees, insurance, and cost of living.

Immigration documents, such as I-20 and DS-2019, will not be issued if a student cannot show that enough funding is available.

Billing and Payment

The Treasurer's Office will notify you via e-mail when student invoices are available in the UAconnect Student Center. The Treasurer's Office accepts the following forms of payment:

  • Cash
  • Checks
  • E-checks
  • Certified funds
  • Credit cards such as American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa

Students may also enroll in a payment plan. Students can pay tuition, fees, and housing charges for the current term in three, four or five payments. Use of a payment plan requires a $32.00 non-refundable service fee.

Scholarships

View a complete list of scholarship opportunities for international students.

Many of our academic scholarships are available to incoming new freshman international students. Scholarships are very competitive. Most are only available to students who plan to enter the University in the fall semester.

If you want to apply for a scholarship, you must submit your admissions application by November 1. The admissions application should include your transcripts and SAT or ACT test scores.

Scholarships require a separate application. You can request the scholarship application on the general admissions application form. Submit this to the Academic Scholarship Office by November 15 for priority consideration.

The final scholarship deadline is February 1st.

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
      • 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
      • 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*

Applicants must 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 at least 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 University of Arkansas students in specific academic programs.

To view these scholarships, visit the website of theCollege and/or Academic Departmentthat houses your academic major

The University of Arkansas may waive a certain percentage of the out-of-state portion of tuition for qualifying students from select countries and U.S. states.

Students may receive a renewal of their Tuition Advantage each year if they meet all renewal criteria. Please see the links below for details:

If you lose your Tuition Advantage by failing to meet the renewal criteria, it is possible to qualify for reinstatement. Please visit the Office of Academic Scholarship website to view the criteria for reinstatement. Submit petitions for reinstatement to soappeal@uark.edu.

Estimated Cost of Attendance with Tuition Advantage 2018-2019

(based on 12 credit hours per semester)

Billed Expenses 70% Undergraduate (BS) 80% Undergraduate (BS) 90% Undergraduate (BS)
Tuition & Fees1 $15,468 $13,993 $11,803
Housing & Meals2 $10,207 $10,207 $10,207
Subtotal $25,675 $24,200 $22,010
Other Estimate Expenses Undergraduate Undergraduate Undergraduate
Health Insurance3 $2,016 $2,016 $2,016
Books & Supplies 1,200 1,200 1,200
Personal Expenses4 2,100 2,100 2,100
Subtotal $5,316 $5,316 $5,316
Total Estimated Expenses $30,991 $29,516 $27,326

 

1Tuition is the amount of money charged for classroom instruction. Tuition and fee charges vary by college/program. View a complete list of fees or calculate the tuition for a specific program here: Tuition and Fees Information

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

3Students may show equivalent medical health insurance coverage. Students must provide proof of coverage upon enrollment.

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

 

If you lose your Tuition Advantage by failing to meet the renewal criteria, it is possible to qualify for reinstatement.  Please visit the Office of Academic Scholarship website to view the criteria for reinstatement.  Petitions for reinstatement can be submitted to: soappeal@uark.edu.

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

We recommend the following providers. (Please note, not all international students will be eligible for the loans listed. It is always best to check for options within your home country.)

Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund

The Paras Education Foundation

Credila Education Loan