Cost and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

We’re committed to providing a quality education at a good value, and we believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier to that education. This chart breaks down the average tuition and fees for an Arkansas resident at UA Little Rock. Students in neighboring states are eligible for in-state tuition at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock! See if you qualify.

Average Tuition and Fees 2020-2021 (Undergraduate Students)

Resident Semester Academic Year
Average Tuition and Fees* $4,764 $9,528
Room & Board** $3,502 $7,005
Books & Supplies (est.) $900 $1,800
Total Costs $9,166 $18,333
Non-Resident Semester Academic Year
Average Tuition and Fees* $10,890 $21,779
Room and Board** $3,502 $7,005
Books and Supplies (est.) $900 $1,800
Total Costs $15,292 $30,584

*Tuition and fees are estimated based on Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 in-state rates for 15 hours/semester.
**Room and Board is based on East Hall double occupancy and $1,380 in Dining Dollars for eight meals per week with $500 Flex Dollars. Specific Room and Board information can be found on the Office of Student Housing website.

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Financial Aid

Nearly 87% of UA Little Rock students receive some sort of financial aid each year. Funding for an education at UA Little Rock is available from federal, state, university and private resources.

Types of Aid

  • Scholarships – Gift aid that is awarded on the basis of academic achievement (merit-based scholarships) or a combination of academic performance and financial need. Academic and private scholarships are available.
  • Grants – Aid from federal, state and university funds that are awarded based on financial need.
  • Loans – Borrowed money that must be repaid with interest.
  • Federal work study – 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.