Tuition, Fees, Payments, & Refunds

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The following tuition and fee information was subject for approval at the time of publication. For the most accurate and comprehensive tuition and fee information, visit the Bursar’s Office Website. Tuition and fee charges for classes that are taken for audit are the same as those for credit classes.

Other fees for seminars and special courses may be charged. All fees are subject to change without notice. All tuition and fees are due at the time of the student’s registration. UALR accepts MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. Students whose tuition checks are returned are subject to administrative withdrawal.

Any student who is an Arkansas resident and has reached the age of 60 years or older by the last day of registration may enroll (on a space-available basis) free of tuition. In such cases, special fees for certain leisure science and music instruction courses are required. Students must provide proof of age to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

2014-2015 Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Tuition (per credit hour)

Arkansas Residents
Per Semester Credit Hour $206.00
College of Business Courses $221.00
Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) Courses $221.00
Per Semester Hour $575.00
College of Business/EIT Courses $600.00

Graduate Tuition (per credit hour)

Arkansas Residents
Per Semester Credit Hour $300.00
College of Business/EIT Courses $325.00
Per Semester Hour $690.00
College of Business Courses $700.00

Fees for All Students (per credit hour)

Required Fees
Facilities (excluding Law School) $8.00
General $18.00
Athletic $17.25
Health Services $2.20
Technology Infrastructure $2.75
Application Processing (1st Time Applicant) $40.00
Re-application Processing (Per re-application) $15.00

College Technology Fees

Arts, Letters, and Sciences Courses $8.10-$12.30
Business Courses $8.10
Education and Health Professions Courses $8.10-$12.30
Engineering and Information Technology Courses $11.90
Social Sciences and Communications Courses $8.10
Off-Campus Courses (includes web based courses) $10.00 – $25.00

Special Fees (as applicable)

Campus ID Card Replacement $15.00
Installment Payment Plan $30.00
International Student Service (per term) $150.00
Late Installment Payment Plan $100.00
Late Installment Payment (per payment) $30.00
Late Payment $50.00
Late Registration $100.00
Library Non-student User Circulation per semester-$45.00
per year-$100.00
Optional Individual Math Skills Review $150.00
Returned Check $20.00
Transcript (Official Copy) $5.00

Program Specific Fees

Ph.D. and Ed.D. Degree Graduation Fee $80.00
Thesis Publication Fee $45.00
Dissertation Publication Fee $55.00
Art Studio Materials $12.00
Audiology/Speech Pathology Practicum $20.00
Experimental Learning Fee (per course) $25.00-$60.00
Praxis Testing (Dependent upon subject) $65.00-$90.00
Student Teacher Practicum Supervision In-state:
Private Applied Instruction
half-hour lesson (1 credit hour course) $60.00
one hour lesson (2 and 4 credit hour courses) $100.00
Performing Arts Production $12.00
Testing $25.00
Clinical Nursing $30.00
Social Work Placement (per semester) $60.00

Housing Fees

Residence Hall
Application Processing $35.00
Security Deposit $100.00
Fall and Spring Semesters (per term)
Double Bedroom $1,818.00
Single Bedroom $2,539.00
Laundry Fee $33.00
Summer (per five-week term)
Double Bedroom $489.00
Single Bedroom $700.00
Laundry Fee $11.00
Residence Life Programming Fee
Fall and Spring (per term) $16.00
Summer (per term) $6.00

UALR-owned Houses and Apartments
Price per month, depending on size, furnishings, and condition, $450 – $800

Meal Plans

Residential Plans (per term) $500.00-$1,800.00
Commuter Plans (per term) $100.00-$1,000.00

Parking Fees

Every student who parks a motorized vehicle on the main UALR campus is required to register that vehicle with the Department of Public Safety and display a parking permit as instructed. There is no fee to register one vehicle. Permits for additional vehicles are $20 annually.

Reserved parking fees are $165.00 annually for twenty four hour access. Lot choices are lot #’s 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and the lower level of the parking deck. Reserved parking is available on a first come first served basis. Reserved parking may be arranged at the Department of Public Safety. Students are also allowed to park in the metered lots or UALR’s parking deck. The fee for parking in the meter lots is $1.00 per hour with a 2 hour time limit, and the fee for the parking deck is $1.00 per exit.


Bursar Office

The Cashier’s Office provides billing, receipting, and cashiering functions for student tuition and fees to assure accurate, timely, and effective service to students, as well as providing receipting and deposit functions for the University departments. We also distribute payroll and accounts payable checks and request and disburse all travel advance checks. You can contact the Cashier’s Office by calling (501) 569-8757 or by emailing

The Student Accounts Office provides student billing, third party sponsorship posting, tuition discounts, and collection processes. You can contact the Student Accounts Office by calling (501) 569-3450 or by emailing Student Accounts.

Refunds When Withdrawing from UALR

Students voluntarily withdrawing from UALR must complete the University Withdrawal Form and have an exit interview with a staff member in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid if receiving financial aid. Withdrawal forms are available in the Office of Records and Registration. The last day to officially withdraw from the University without a grade penalty is listed in the Academic Calendar and on the UALR website. Students who fail to officially withdraw will be reported as having failed the course work for the semester, and grades of F will appear on their official transcripts. Students who have questions about withdrawing should contact the Office of Records and Registration.

Students who officially withdraw from UALR (withdrawal from all classes) during a regular fall or spring semester are entitled to a refund of instructional fees in accordance with the following schedule:

  • 1st class day through the 5th class day – 100%
  • 6th class day through the 10th class day – 50%
  • After the 10th class day – None

To avoid charges for a summer term, a registered student must officially withdraw from all classes prior to the first day of classes for that term. Students who reduce their course load by dropping one or more courses may or may not be entitled to a reduction in charges.

Refund schedules for current terms may be found in the UALR Registration Guide
and Class Schedule.

Tax-Deductible Educational Expenses

The cost of college educational expenses may be deductible on an individual’s federal income tax return if classes are taken:

  • To maintain or improve the skills required in the individual’s trade or business, or required in performing a present job
  • To meet the specific requirements of an employer or the requirements of law for retention of present employment, salary, or status
  • Such that the criteria for the American Opportunity Credit or the Lifetime Learning Credit are met

These credits can be applied to tax returns if the student meets the eligibility requirements.

This section should not be construed as tax advice. Students should consult a tax advisor or contact the local office of the Internal Revenue Service.