State Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid through the Arkansas Division of Higher Education (ADHE) has never been easier. Applicants can use the SAMS Financial Aid System to search and apply for all programs without submitting multiple applications. This includes the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship, funded by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

Some of the ADHE financial aid opportunities:

  • Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship
  • Arkansas Future Grant (ArFuture)
  • Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship
  • Law Enforcement Officers’ Dependents Scholarship (LEO)
  • Military Dependents Scholarship (MDS)
  • Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

The State of Arkansas offers many different aid programs for undergraduate and graduate students. For the most up-to-date information regarding these aid programs, please visit the ADHE Financial Aid Office online. If you have questions regarding eligibility, application status, or other issues, please contact ADHE at 501-371-2000 or