A graduate student teaches a composition class in the Rhetoric and Writing program.

Graduate Aid

Many college graduates choose to further their education through master’s programs, or return after years in the workforce to earn an advanced degree. Financial aid helps fill the gap between the cost of attending UALR and the amount that a student is able to contribute.

To be considered for financial aid, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a degree or aid-eligible certificate program*
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Make satisfactory academic progress toward completion of the academic program
  • Registered for Selective Service (if applicable)
  • May not be in default on a loan previously received for college expenses nor owe a refund on a scholarship, grant, or loan from a previous enrollment period.

Whenever possible, aid will be offered to meet the full amount of the student’s eligibility.

*While students pursuing a degree are eligible for Title IV federal financial aid, certificate programs must be carefully reviewed and individually approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Currently, UALR only offers federal financial aid to students in eight certificate programs:

  • Graduate Reading, Literacy Certificate Certificate
  • Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering
  • Applied Statistics
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Technology
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
  • Graduate Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate