At Bowen – Financial Aid and Scholarships

Is there financial aid for law students?
Yes. Information on financial aid at Bowen is available on this site. You can also contact the UALR Financial Aid Office at 501.569.3035. The law school’s financial aid representative is available to help admitted students from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of every month in the Office of Admissions and Records, Room 104.  Admitted students may also contact the representative at 501.324.9902 at those times.

Is my parents’ income a factor in eligibility for financial aid?
No.

When should I apply for Financial Aid?
At any time after Jan. 1 prior to the fall in which you seek to enroll.  You must complete your free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) even if you do not yet know whether you have been accepted. For priority consideration, applications for financial aid usually must be completed by March 1, however, applications processed by June 1 are still considered.

How do I apply?
To get an idea of all of the steps involved, visit the FAFSA website.  If you have not done so before, you will first have to apply for a FAFSA PIN.  After receiving the PIN, you will complete the FAFSA application form.

If I am granted financial aid, when will I receive my loan money?
Your account will be credited in August and you will receive your change check for any amount in excess of tuition after the second full week of classes.

What scholarships are available for entering students and how do I apply?
The law school has 3 types of scholarships for entering students. All admitted applicants are automatically considered for these scholarships; you need do nothing extra to apply.

How will I find out whether I have received a scholarship?
An award letter will be included in your admission packet.  In rare cases, however, you will receive a letter mailed under separate cover.

I didn’t receive a scholarship as an incoming student. Will there be other scholarship opportunities after I enroll?
Yes. We offer a large number of private scholarships in various amounts. These scholarships are awarded to students in each class, including the second semester of the first year.