Financial Assistance

Tuition and Fees

The table below shows the 2010-11 Academic Year rates for tuition and fees for courses taken in the UALR Information Quality Graduate Program. These rates do not include books or supplies and historically have been subject to regular yearly increases on the order 3%. Total program costs are estimated based on the minimum hours required for each program and actual charges will vary for each student. Students who are Arkansas residents pay at a lower rate.

Estimated Program Costs Based on 2011-12 Rates


Arkansas Resident


Per Credit Hour



Graduate Certificate (12 Hrs)



Master of Science (33 Hrs)



PhD Program (75 Hrs)



Scholarships and Financial Aid

There are a limited number of scholarships available to both online and on-campus students in the IQ programs. Master’s and doctoral students available to work on-campus may be eligible for graduate assistantships.  All students admitted to the IQ programs are automatically considered for these awards. In addition, students admitted to the IQ programs may qualify for other financial assistance through other sources such as employee education plans. Additional information regarding financial aid can be found at UALR’s Financial Aid Website ( The Graduate Certificate program does not qualify students for financial aid.

Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of full-time and half-time graduate assistantships are also available to students in the MS and PhD programs. In inquiries about assistantship positions should be directed to the program coordinator at the time of application.