There are many sources of financial assistance for students. The federal government, the state government, postsecondary institutions, and private organizations provide financial aid to eligible students in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and employment.
Grants and scholarships are awarded based on either financial need or merit, and do not have to be paid back. Employment can be a job provided by the college. A loan is money provided by a bank, the college, or the government, which must be paid back with interest.
Private sources of financial aid come from social and civic organizations, religious organizations, and businesses. Below are just a small selection of options available.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
- Federal Work Study
- Student Aid on the Web (Federal)
- Arkansas Academic Challenge (Lottery) Scholarship
- Arkansas Higher Education Opportunities Grant
- Arkansas Student Loan Authority
- Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship
- Arkansas Partnership for Nursing’s Future
- UALR Private Scholarships
- UALR Financial Aid Teacher Testing Waiver – UALR Office of Financial Aid
- TRIO Scholarship – Dr. Vance Simelton Scholarship – See your SSS Counselor
- SWASAP Scholarship
- Education Cents listing – General scholarship resources start p. 5
For more information about Financial Aid Resources visit with your SSS Counselor and/or contact the Financial Aid Office