The information contained in this post applies to the Spring 2014 semester.
- December 18, 2013 â€“ Spring book voucher availability begins in UALR Bookstores for eligible students. Check to see if you qualify by logging into your BOSS account atÂ http://boss.ualr.eduÂ and navigate to the financial aid menu. Remember that these vouchers are only valid at the UALR Bookstore. Vouchers are always available two business weeks prior to class starts and through the first month of the semester.
- January 10 â€“ Registration Confirmation Deadline (If you registered for classes between Nov 18 and Jan 10) â€“ All registered students must haveÂ confirmed their spring registrationÂ in BOSS by 5 PM on this date.
- January 13 â€“ First Day of Spring Classes – Class attendance is a requirement of your financial aid. Each class is a step forward toward earning your degree.
- January 17 â€“ Registration Confirmation Deadline (If you registered for classes between Jan 13 and Jan 17) â€“ All registered students must haveÂ confirmed their spring registrationÂ by 5 PM on this date.
- January 28 â€“ 11th Class Day â€“ Financial Aid Census Date –
Your enrollment at the end of this date determines your financial aid eligibility for many awards for the spring term, including the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, and UALR scholarships.
- January 28 â€“ Spring refund checks begin for students who have credit remaining after term charges are paid in full to UALR.
Be aware of scholarship renewal requirements! Different scholarships have different criteria you must meet to receive and keep your scholarship. Check your scholarship award letters to ensure that you are completing the required number of hours and achieving the required GPA.
If you are a first time Direct Stafford Loan borrower, you are required to complete a Loan Entrance Counseling session and a Master Promissory Note. Both are available online atÂ http://studentloans.gov. You must complete both requirements before any student loan funds can be disbursed to UALR. First Year freshmen must be enrolled and attending classes 30 days before funds may disburse. Also, effective fall 2013, all federal student loans must be paid in two disbursements. This is very important to understand if youâ€™re receiving a loan for just the spring semester. Read moreÂ here.
You must be admitted and enrolled at least half-time to receive federal loan funds. To view half-time enrollment requirements:http://ualr.edu/registration/index.php/home/am-i-full-time-half-time-or-part-time/
NOTE: Dropping below half-time status after receiving loan funds will cancel eligibility for future loan disbursements and may place you into repayment on your student loans. There are many repayment options available.
Other financial aid, such as scholarships may require a specific number of credit hours to receive the award. Check your requirements and confirm that you are enrolled and attending those classes, as required.
Dropping Classes or Withdrawing
Dropping individual classes or withdrawing from all classes will affect your financial aid. In some cases, UALR may have to return a portion or all of your financial aid, and you may owe a balance to UALR. It is best to always speak with a Financial Aid Advisor before making any changes to your schedule.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) is committed to ensuring studentsâ€™ academic success. The Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended requires UALR to establish a policy that will enforce academic progress standards to ensure students receiving federal financial aid are making timely progress to complete their intended program of study.
Academic records will be reviewed after each period of enrollment (fall, spring, and summer) to confirm that students are making satisfactory academic progress. All student records will be reviewed. Federal financial aid recipients will be notified by letter if any of the following three academic progress standards of GPA, progress completion, and time frame are not met.
Students should familiarize themselves with theÂ 2013-2014 Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.