Half-Off Tuition and Fees Available for Incoming Freshmen at UA Little Rock

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Incoming freshmen still have time to take advantage of a major student success initiative that will make college more affordable and accessible for UA Little Rock students and their families. Recipients of the 50% Off Tuition & Fees Scholarship will also learn valuable life skills by participating in student success initiatives that cover academic success, life skills, and financial literacy. 

UA Little Rock is offering first-time freshmen and freshmen with 11 or fewer transfer credit hours who enroll for the fall 2022 semester a scholarship that covers half of their in-state tuition and fees for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. The scholarship is available to the first 1,000 students and is valued at up to $5,000 per academic year. It is funded through a combination of private and institutional funds.

“UA Little Rock continues to prioritize affordability and student success, and these initiatives resonate with our students and their families,” said Dr. Cody Decker, vice chancellor for student affairs and chief data officer. “Preliminary enrollment data for fall 2022 indicates an increase in applications, admittances, and enrollments for both freshmen and transfer students at UA Little Rock. ”

Overall undergraduate applications are up 6% (223 students), admits are up 7% (177 students), and overall enrollment of new undergraduates is up 6% (60 students). The largest increases are in first-time freshmen and transfer students, which have seen a 21% and a 10% increase, respectively.

The scholarship is available to freshmen who are unconditionally admitted to UA Little Rock and enroll in at least 12 credit hours for the fall semester. No additional application is needed. Students who earn a 2.25 GPA or higher during the fall semester and enroll in 12 or more credit hours for the spring semester may renew the scholarship.

The student success initiative is aimed at strengthening UA Little Rock’s promise to provide an affordable education to more students while making more Arkansans aware of the world-class educational opportunities provided at the state’s only metropolitan university. Located in the heart of the capital city, UA Little Rock is steps away from the state’s best career, cultural, and entertainment opportunities.

Recipients of the scholarship are also eligible for half-off tuition and fees for their sophomore year during the 2023-24 school year if they earn a 2.25 cumulative GPA and successfully complete 24 credit hours during their freshman year of college.

For more information, students may visit the scholarship website or contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at financialaid@ualr.edu or 501-916-3035.

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