Financial Aid Basics

Law students should contact the UALR campus financial aid office located in Room 219 of the Student Services Center at 2801 South University Avenue at any time to handle all their financial aid needs. Walking from the Donaghey Student Center through the covered bridge will guide you to Financial Aid. You may also call 501.569.3035 or email and identify yourself as a law student. All financial aid representatives are trained to assist law students.

A representative from the Financial Aid office visits the law school from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 5:45 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month. The representative will be available in Room 104 (Bowen Law Admissions/Records). The law school’s financial aid contact number is 501.324.9902 (forwarded to the campus Financial Aid office when an advisor is not at the law school).

Federal Loans

Law students may borrow through the Federal Stafford Loan Program. In response to new governmental regulations, graduate or law students may no longer receive subsidized loans. Unsubsidized loans are not based on need. The student is responsible for paying the interest on these loans. Students may defer the interest payments while they are in school, but interest will continue to accrue throughout the life of the loan, and will be capped and added to principal at the end of the deferment period.

If you are applying for loans, apply early and submit all required information well before the deadline. Detailed information about applying for financial aid is available through the UALR Office of Financial Aid.  Each year, you can apply beginning Jan. 1. Priority consideration is given to applications made by March 1. You will need information from your federal tax return to complete the FAFSA form.

To apply for federal loans, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There are two steps to the FAFSA application process:

  1. Apply for a federal Personal Identification Number (PIN).
  2. Once you have received your PIN, you may complete the FAFSA on-line. (Processing the paper FAFSA application is several weeks longer than the on-line version.)

Eligible law students may borrow their unmet Cost of Attendance through the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan Program.


The Federal Work-Study Program provides funds earned through part-time employment to assist students in funding their postsecondary education.  UALR has a limited amount of work-study funds available to law students. For more information, contact the UALR Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (phone 501.569.3035).