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UA Little Rock to keep tuition and fees flat for 2021-22 school year

Charles W. Donaldson Student Services Center and Donaghey Student Center
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Photo by Ben Krain.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received approval by the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas to hold tuition and fees flat for the second year in a row. 

“We understand that many students and their families are still getting back on their feet as the pandemic begins to wind down,” said Chancellor Christina Drale. “We remain committed to providing affordable access to high quality education.”

This decision comes as the university is focused on greater access to education, increased student success initiatives, and more scholarship and student aid opportunities. Changes underway include the establishment of a learning commons in Ottenheimer Library designed to maximize access to tutoring and academic support. 

The university is providing a new Trojan Strong Scholarship as a part of its enhanced scholarship portfolio. Most new freshmen attending the university in the fall qualify for merit scholarships with an ACT superscore of 20 and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0. These scholarships are available on a rolling deadline leading up to the start of the fall semester. In addition to the latest freshmen scholarships, new scholarship opportunities are available for undergraduate transfer students and new graduate students.

“Graduate education is truly transformative for our students,” said Dr. Brian Berry, vice provost of research and dean of the Graduate School. “We are committed to keeping it affordable.” 

Additionally, through the American Rescue Plan, UA Little Rock expects to provide approximately 10 million dollars in federal student aid grants over the next year.

“We are committing resources to help all students pay for college,” said Dr. Cody Decker, vice chancellor for student affairs and chief data officer. “Many students struggle to make ends meet. UA Little Rock is committed to the success of our students and will use available federal, state, institutional, and private funds to help ensure a college degree remains in reach.”