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, a studentÂ 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.
There are several types of financial aid. Usually, a student is offered a combination of aid (known as a â€śpackageâ€ť) from these programs:
“Gift moneyâ€ť that is awarded on the basis of academic achievement (merit-based scholarships) or a combination of academic performance and financial need.
“Gift moneyâ€ť from federal, state and university funds that are awarded based on financial need.
Money one can borrow from federal loan programs and outside lenders.
Money one can earn through Federal Work-Study by working on campus and earning the award at a rate of minimum wage as work is completed.
Benefits received by armed forces members, veterans, or dependents to assist with educational expenses