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University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Fort Smith, AR

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,318
Out-of-state: $30,159
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,128
Out-of-state: $15,969
Room and Board
$8,226
Books and Supplies
$1,605
Other Expenses
$4,359
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@uafs.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
No deadline for filing financial aid forms
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001110
Free

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
824 (71.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
675 (81.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
638 (94.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
69 (10.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$5,372
Need-Based Gift
Received by 548 (85.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,480
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 343 (53.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,946
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 203 (31.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
166 (14.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,767

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,564 (68.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,232 (87.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,115 (94.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
215 (10.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$5,568
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,843 (87.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,504
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,265 (59.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,373
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 468 (22.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
350 (9.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,643

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
27%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$7,339
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
1.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
 
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Health Fields, Mathematics, Military Science, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
350
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
70
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Number of Awards
15
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Workers in Trades, Local/State Students
Number of Awards
25
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,000

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