Apply for Aid

Your college education will be one of the most important investments you and your family will make. Financial aid can help you bridge the gap between your own resources and the cost of education. We emphasize bridging the gap because you and your family are primarily responsible for your college expenses.

Steps to financial aid


Be a UA Little Rock student
Haven’t enrolled yet? Make sure you have been admitted as a student at UA Little Rock before applying for financial aid and make sure you meet the eligibility requirements for undergraduate and graduate students.


Complete the FAFSA 
To receive federal, state and many university-sponsored sources of funding, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be completed annually, and the new application for the upcoming school year is available on October 1.  The school code for UA Little Rock is 001101.


Complete the YOUniversal application
Applying for financial aid through the Arkansas Department of Higher Education has never been easier. Applicants can now use the YOUniversal Financial Aid System to search and apply for assistance from the State of Arkansas without having to submit multiple applications. This includes the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship, funded by the scholarship lottery.


Explore all of the types of financial aid
Funding for an education at UA Little Rock is available from federal, state, university, and private resources. Different financial aid sources – local, private and institutional –are awarded on the basis of other criteria, particularly academic achievement.

UA Little Rock offers scholarships, grants, and work-study to eligible students. We encourage you to do your research and apply for all of the scholarships and grants that you’re eligible for – stacking aid is the best way to cover all of your college expenses. Of course, the sum of your financial aid awards can’t exceed the cost of attendance for a given year.

Some of the common aid types:


Other places to look for aid include your employer, your church, organizations and affiliations, businesses, and Arkansas Rehab Services.