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Financial Aid

Undergraduate Aid

President Obama recently signed into law the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, which provides for changes in educational borrowing for students and parents. The Federal Family Education Loan Program, which UALR and other schools participated in for many years, will be replaced by the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Under the Direct Loan Program, students and parents borrow federal loans directly from the U.S. Department of Education, not from banks and other lenders. Beginning with the 2010 summer session, UALR will be processing all federal student loans through the Direct Loan Program.

UALR is committed to providing our students and their families with the highest level of service, and we aim to make this transition as seamless as possible. The Office of Financial Aid is available to assist with any questions or concerns you might have. Please do not hesitate to call us at 501-569-3035 or email

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....
Apply for Aid
Your college education will be one of the most important investments you and your family will make. Financial aid can help you bridge the gap between your own resources and the cost of education. We emphasize bridging the gap because you and your family are primarily responsible for your college expenses. The UALR Office of Admissions and Financial Aid makes every effort to assist you and your family in obtaining the financial aid funds that you may need to meet your educational expenses. If you think you may need financial assistance in order to attend the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, we strongly encourage you to apply for financial aid by the deadline dates (link to deadline page) listed in this website. You may apply for aid prior to your admission acceptance or enrollment.
Types of Aid
Funding for an education at UALR is available from federal, state, University and private resources. To receive federal, state and many University-sponsored sources of funding, one must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Other sources, local, private and institutional, are awarded on the basis of other criteria, particularly academic achievement.
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Updated 1.20.2012