Financial Aid for Graduate Students

Many college graduates choose to further their education or advance their career by earning an advanced degree, like a master’s or graduate certificate. Financial aid helps fill the gap between the cost of attending UA Little Rock and the amount that a student is able to contribute.

To be considered for financial aid, graduate students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a degree or aid-eligible certificate program*
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (most commonly a permanent resident)
  • Make satisfactory academic progress toward completion of the academic program
  • May not be in default on a loan previously received for college expenses nor owe a refund on a scholarship, grant, or loan from a previous enrollment period.

Whenever possible, aid will be offered to meet the full amount of the student’s eligibility.

*While students pursuing a degree are eligible for Title IV federal financial aid, certificate programs must be carefully reviewed and individually approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Currently, UA Little Rock only offers federal financial aid to students in seven certificate programs:

  • Applied Statistics
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Resources/Organizational Communication
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Graduate Reading, Literacy Coach Certificate
  • Graduate Certificate in Special Education K-12