UA Little Rock Bridge Loan

UA Little Rock recognizes that many students have financial needs that can precede receipt of their financial aid.  In an effort to assist students, we offer a Bridge Loan to those who anticipate financial aid will exceed their university billed expenses.  The Bridge Loan is funded privately by generous donors.  As a result, there are limited/finite funds available, and students will be served on a first-come first-served basis as long as funds are available.  The maximum loan per semester is $300.00.

Who is eligible?

      • All students who are enrolled at least half-time student for the upcoming/current term and who have financial aid in excess of their charges.  Aid must be accepted and all requirements to receive aid satisfied.
      • Returning students must be in good academic standing and have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or greater. New students must be fully admitted.
      • Students must not owe a prior balance to the University and must not have defaulted on a prior Bridge Loan or other educational loan.

Is there a charge for the Bridge Loan?

      • Yes, a $10.00 charge will be assessed for each loan to help support the Bridge Loan Program. Interest is not charged.

When is the loan payment due and how can the loan be repaid?

      • Students may repay the loan at any time through the Cashier’s Office or authorize the repayment of the loan by using financial aid funds.
      • The Bridge Loan must be repaid by the final financial aid deadline date for the term.

How and when will approved students receive the loan funds?

      • Loans will be disbursed by Student Accounts.

How do I apply?

To apply for the Bridge Loan, contact the Office of Financial Aid ( or 501.569.3035) and request a Bridge Loan application.  The online loan application will be added to your financial aid checklist in your BOSS account.

Students can apply up to one month prior to the start of the semester.  Loan funds will disburse up to two weeks before the semester start, or within 3 business days of the loan approval, whichever date is later.