UA Little Rock Military Student Success Center
On December 16, 2016, UA Little Rock opened the Military Student Success Center. The Center was made possible through the generosity of a grant from the Student Veterans of America and Home Depot along with the support from campus leaders, Veterans, students, and Veterans Villages of America.
The Center serves as a place where military students can socialize, study, and get information about available resources. The 1,634-square-foot facility has a computer area, where military students can do homework, as well as a lounge area and a break room.
UA Little Rock has the honor of being a Purple Heart University.
Air Force Students
UA Little Rock is a SOC member and signed the DoD MOU
UA Little Rock has signed the Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding (DoD MOU) and adheres to the Principles of Excellence to help Servicemembers and their family members earn college degrees.
UA Little Rock is also a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) an organization that provides educational opportunities to the women and men of the Armed Forces.
No Application Fee
Since March 21, 2014, UA Little Rock has waived the $40 application fee for all honorably discharged Veterans and active duty military students, (i.e., active-duty, National Guard, and Reserves). When applying to UA Little Rock, military students need to look for the portion of the application that asks about military service. Specific instructions will be provided during the application process as to how to get the fee waived.
Tuition Policy for Military Students
According to University of Arkansas Board of Trustees policy, For the purpose of tuition and fees applicable for all programs of study, including distance learning programs, effective July 1, 2015, all campuses of the University of Arkansas System shall classify a student as in-state or resident, if the student meets any of the following criteria regardless of his or her residence:
- A veteran who was honorably discharged or released from a period of not less than ninety (90) days of active duty in the military, naval, or air service within three (3) years before the date of enrollment in a program of study;
- A dependent1 or spouse of a veteran under paragraph 1.
- A member of the armed forces.
- A spouse of a member of the armed forces.
- A dependent of a member of the active duty armed forces, when the member of the armed forces:
- is stationed in the State of Arkansas pursuant to permanent change of station (PCS) military orders;
- is continuously domiciled in Arkansas for at least six consecutive months before entering active military service and who maintains Arkansas as the permanent home of record while on active military duty, or
- demonstrates a change of bona fide domicile from another state to Arkansas at least twelve consecutive months prior to separation, discharge, or retirement from active military duty. This provision is forfeited if the military person does not return to Arkansas within 36 months after separation, discharge, or retirement from active duty.
- A veteran using educational assistance under either Chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill– Active Duty Program) or Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill), of Title 38 of the United States Code, who lives in the State of Arkansas while attending a school located in the State of Arkansas (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
- A spouse or child using transferred Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. §3319) who lives in the State of Arkansas while attending a school located in the State of Arkansas (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
- A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. §§3311(b)(9)) who lives in the State of Arkansas while attending a school located in the State of Arkansas (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
- A person who initially met the requirements set forth in paragraphs 6 7, or 8 will maintain “covered individual” status as long as he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school even if he or she is outside the 3-year window or enrolls in multiple programs. For purposes of a student who is eligible for in-state tuition solely under sections 6, 7, or 8 above, that person must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or death described above in sections 6, 7 or 8 and must be using educational benefits under either Chapter 30 or Chapter 33 of Title 38 of the United States Code.
- A member of the armed forces or “covered individual” as identified in Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014.
If you qualify for in-state tuition as it is listed on this policy, please fill out this form.
1 For the purpose of this policy, dependents are unmarried children who are legal dependents of the military person as defined by the IRS.
VA Educational Benefits
The UA Little Rock Office of Military Student Success is ready to assist you through the paperwork jungle in order to help you to receive the educational benefits you have earned. Drop by (Speech Building, Room 111), email (email@example.com), or call (501) 682-8387 to set up an appointment today.
Credit for Military Training
In 2008, our faculty voted unanimously to accept military credit as academic credit whenever possible.
The American Council on Education has performed evaluations on most military training courses and makes recommendation as academic equivalencies. Other military schools are regionally accredited such as all five service academies*, Air University, and the Community College of the Air Force.
*The Five service academies are as follows:
- United States Military Academy
- United States Naval Academy
- United States Air Force Academy
- United States Coast Guard Academy
- United States Merchant Marine Academy
At a minimum, this military credit will go towards lower-level and/or upper-level elective credit. Whenever possible, military credit will be articulated as an equivalency for academic credit. What does that mean for you? You are able to complete your degree faster.
Military credits do not come in automatically. The Office of Transfer Student Services evaluates all military credit for general education equivalencies. You may contact the Office of Transfer Student Services today. By Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (501) 682-1273 to set up an appointment today.
Any credit used towards your major requirements will be evaluated and brought into your UA Little Rock transcript by the major department.
We want your experience at UA Little Rock to be the best. We know that each military member has a unique set of educational goals and we want to help you meet those goals. Let us know how we can help you.