Financial Aid

An education at UA Little Rock is a valuable investment in your future and we are dedicated to helping you make higher education an achievable goal. Our faculty and staff are committed to providing a quality education at a good value.

Important Announcement About Student Loan Forgiveness

President Joe Biden, Vice President Harris, and the U.S. Department of Education have announced a three-part plan to help working and middle-class federal student loan borrowers transition back to regular payment as pandemic-related support expires. This plan includes loan forgiveness of up to $20,000 for eligible borrowers.

Details are still being worked out but for more information please visit,

Connect with a Financial Aid Advisor

Call us: 501-916-3035

Meet with us. We’re available to meet with students virtually and in person:

Virtual meeting

  • Use Zoom to meet with a financial aid advisor from the comfort and safety of your own space.
  • Meetings are available Monday – Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • You may include family members or any other individual(s) of your choosing
  • Schedule a virtual appointment

Face-to-Face meeting

  • Only the student may participate in a face-to-face meeting
    • Face masks are recommended.
  • Office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Depending on wait times, meeting availability may end before 5.
  • Sign up for a face-to-face meeting:

Funding Your Education at UA Little Rock

Your first step in the Financial Aid process is to complete and submit your FAFSA. You must complete and submit a FAFSA each year that you would like to be considered for Financial Aid and institutional (university) scholarships. Once you’ve done that, you’re on your way to receiving financial aid!

Other opportunities for funding:

Which FAFSA do you need to submit?

Fall 2021
Spring 2022
Summer 2022
2021-2022 2019 FEDERAL TAX RETURN
Fall 2022
Spring 2023
Summer 2023
2022-2023 2020 FEDERAL TAX RETURN

Financial Aid Deadlines

Don’t miss the deadlines for financial aid. We don’t want you to miss out on financial assistance opportunities. The sooner you submit your FAFSA, the sooner we can determine whether you qualify for campus-based financial aid to help you fund your education.

Semester Priority Deadline Preferred Deadline Final Deadline
Fall 2021 February 1, 2021 July 1, 2021 November 1, 2021
Spring 2022 November 1, 2021 December 1, 2021 April 1, 2022
Summer 2022 May 2, 2022 May 2, 2022
Final Deadline to file the 2021-2022 FAFSA June 30, 2022
Final Deadline for financial aid for the Summer Term July 15, 2022
Semester Priority Deadline Preferred Deadline Final Deadline
Fall 2022 February 1, 2022 July 1, 2022 November 1, 2022
Spring 2023 November 1, 2022 December 1, 2022 April 3, 2023
Summer 2023 May 1, 2023 May 1, 2023
Final Deadline to file the 2022-2023 FAFSA June 30, 2023
Final Deadline for financial aid for the Summer Term July 17, 2023