Financial Aid

At UALR, we believe students no matter their background should be able to receive a college education and that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to that education. We’re here to help you navigate through various sources of assistance and administer your financial aid.

Most UALR students receive financial aid to assist with the cost of college. In fact, UALR students received over $113 million in financial aid in 2016.

Apply now for federal financial aid if you are planning to attend Fall 2017

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at You complete the FAFSA using your income and federal income tax information from 2015.  Don’t delay:  Complete your FAFSA today!

The UALR Office of Financial Aid is here to assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the FAFSA or need assistance with completing the application


Be sure to explore all opportunities for assistance

Don’t forget about deadlines

We don’t want you to miss out on financial assistance opportunities. The sooner you submit your FAFSA, the sooner we can determine whether you qualify for campus-based financial aid to help you fund your education. Find out more »

Semester Priority Deadline Preferred Deadline Final Deadline
Spring 2017 November 1, 2016 December 1, 2016 April 3, 2017
Summer 2017 April 17, 2017 May 1, 2017 June 30, 2017
Fall 2017 March 1, 2017 July 3, 2017 November 1, 2017
Spring 2018 November 1, 2017 December 1, 2017 April 2, 2018
Summer 2018 April 16, 2018 May 1, 2018 June 30, 2018