Financial Aid for Veterans

VA Educational Benefits and Federal Student Financial Aid

VA Educational benefits are NOT reduced by the following Federal Financial Aid Title IV of the Higher Education Act Programs, with the exception of Tuition Assistance:

    • Grants (You do not have to pay back)
        Federal Pell Grant


      • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
    • Federal Work-Study (FWS-You have to work to receive funds.)
    • Loans (You have to pay back)
        Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)


    • Direct Loan

Apply for Federal Financial Aid

If you wish to apply for federal assistance (Pell Grant, Stafford Loans, etc.), in addition to your veterans educational benefits, apply on-line. Use last year’s financial information and the UA Little Rock School Code is 001101.

If you have questions about the federal aid application or any other financial aid, please contact a Financial Aid Advisor, (501) 569-3035 or email.

VA Work Study Program

  • Any student using VA education benefits who are enrolled in at least 3/4 time are eligible for the VA Work Study Program. Work Study positions can be found at college veterans affairs offices, VA hospitals, and VA regional offices.
  • The UA Little Rock Office of Military Student Success hires up based upon needs.
  • The pay is current Arkansas state minimum wage per hour. There is no tax deduction.
  • Hours are flexible to work around class time.
  • For more information, click here.

Apply for State Aid

  • Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) Application deadline is June 1. By applying at this site, you may qualify for the AR Challenge (Lottery) Scholarship, Military Dependents (MDS) Scholarship, etc.

Scholarships and Grants

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship information:
Fry Scholarship This site offers a scholarship for children of military members.

National Military Family Association: This site has useful information for military families as well as a scholarship program for spouses of military members.

Arkansas Scholarships

  • Military Dependents Scholarship (MDS)-The MIA/KIA Dependents Scholarship Program, created by Act 188 of 1973, was amended by Act 2127 of 2005, and subsequent legislation to include the dependents of disabled veterans.
  • Arkansas Community Foundation-Arkansas Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes smart giving to improve communities.
Arkansas Service Memorial Scholarship Endowment
  • $2,500
  • Apply: Online
  • Children of Arkansans who lost their life in service in the state, nation, or community
AT&T War Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • $2,500
  • Apply: Online
  • Arkansas veterans enrolling full-time at an accredited two or four year college or university in the State of Arkansas
Little Rock Spouses’ Club College Scholarship
  • The number and amount of scholarships awarded will vary and is based on funds allocated by the Spouses’ Club Board.
  • Apply: Online
  • Student must be a dependent of an active duty member, guard member, reserve member, or retiree, currently stationed at or residing at Little Rock Air Force Base or within a 30-mile radius.

How to Put Your Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) Scholarships on Hold

If you need to take time off from college for certain reasons, you can request a hold on your ADHE scholarships. In order to request a hold, please complete the form below. You will be notified if your request is approved. You could also be asked to provide additional information. The deadline to request a hold is October 1 for the fall semester and February 1 for the spring semester. The maximum amount of hold allowed is 4 semesters.

Go to the “Request a Hold” form.