Accepting Your Graduate Assistantship Award

Accepting your Graduate Assistantship award is crucial to receiving your funds!

Step One: Financial Aid

  1. Login to BOSS and go to the Financial Aid section
  2. Select “Financial Aid Checklist”
  3. Select the link next to “Accept Financial Aid Offers”
  4. Scroll down and find your GRAD award. From the drop-down menu under “Status,” select “Accept”

Step Two: Authorization for Release of Student Information

A student receiving any form of state-supported student financial assistance, as defined by Act 605 of 2009, must indicate whether they authorize the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and/or the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to release their individual personal information to the Bureau of Legislative Research.

  • Students are not required to release personal information.
  • Students must provide a “yes” or “no” response.
  • No written authorization is necessary; the requirement is satisfied online via BOSS.

Completing the State of Arkansas Consent Form in BOSS

  1. Login to BOSS and go to the Financial Aid section
  2. Select “My Award Information”
  3. Select “Award by Aid Year”
  4. Choose “2020-2021 Academic Year” from the “Select Aid Year” drop-down option, then select “Submit”
  5. Select the “Resources/Additional Information” tab
  6. You will see a message and link that directs you to the State of Arkansas Consent Form; select the link and read the form
  7. Select either YES or NO from the drop-down menu, depending on your decision
  8. Select “Submit Information”