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Financial Aid


Financial aid helps fill the gap between the cost of attending UALR and the amount that a student and their family are able to contribute. To be considered for financial aid awarded through the UALR Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a degree or aid-eligible certificate program
  • 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

  • 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..

Cost of Attendenance
A student’s Cost of Attendance (COA), also referred to as the student’s budget, is an estimated amount that it will cost to attend school for the 9-month academic year (August – May). It is determined using....
Determining Financial Need
Calculating Financial Aid Award
Updated 3.26.2012