State & Federal Grants
AR Future Grant
A non-refundable tuition and fee grant for qualified Associate and Certificate programs. Students must have graduated from an Arkansas High School, home school, or GED program and have lived in AR for at least 3 years. Students can be traditional or non-traditional students, and scholarship will allow for part-time enrollment. Students must be enrolled in a High Demand Credential Program as specified by ADHE, complete a FAFSA application, and cannot already hold an associate degree. Students can find out more information and apply by using the Student Application Management Systems (SAMS).
Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship (funded by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery)
The Academic Challenge program provides educational assistance to Arkansas residents in pursuit of higher education. Additional funding made possible by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has allowed the expansion of this program. Both traditional- and nontraditional-aged students may be eligible to receive funds under this program. All students are required to be Arkansas residents and be accepted for admission at an approved institution of higher education and be enrolled in a program that leads to a baccalaureate, associate, or qualified certificate program. Eligible traditional-aged students are required to have completed certain high school class, grade point, and ACT requirements. Eligible non-traditional-aged students are required to meet various grade point and ACT requirements. Students can find out more information and apply by using the Student Application Management Systems (SAMS).
Arkansas National Guard Tuition Assistance Program (NGTA)
This program is replacing the former GTIP program. All current National Guard Soldiers who are Arkansas residents, complete basic training, do not already hold a bachelor or higher degree, are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at an Arkansas public intuition of higher education, and are not currently flagged for serious misconduct should be eligible. This waiver covers tuition only. Students interested in this program that plan to pursue other forms of aid available to Veterans, should check with the Financial Aid Office to see how these programs work together. Student can find out more information and apply at Arkansas National Guard Tuition Waiver (NGTW) website.
Arkansas Workforce Challenge Scholarship
The Arkansas Workforce Challenge Scholarship is a non-refundable grant providing a scholarship for workforce training in high demand areas of healthcare, information technology, and industry. Classes are not limited to credit-bearing programs, but can also include non-credit, workforce-training classes that fit criteria. Students can find out more information and apply by using the Student Application Management Systems (SAMS).
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is a student financial aid program designed to assist students in their postsecondary education. Its purpose is to provide eligible students with a “foundation” of financial aid to help defray the costs of their education. All undergraduate students are eligible to apply for Pell Grant assistance. Student eligibility is based on financial need and is determined by a formula applied consistently to all applicants. The formula is developed by the U. S. Department of Education and Congress. Students may receive a Pell Grant until they have completed their first undergraduate program of study or until they have received 600% of their lifetime eligibility allowed (the equivalent of six full-time years). These grants are to be used for educational purposes. Students can apply at studentaid.gov/fafsa through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunities Grant (FSEOG)
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunities Grant (FSEOG) is a student financial aid program that assists undergraduate students who have exceptional financial need and who have not earned a bachelor’s or graduate degree. In order for student to receive FSEOG, they must qualify for Pell Grant and have the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The availability of these funds vary by institutions. Funds are limited, so not all students will be able to receive this Grant. Student are encouraged to apply for the FAFSA and submit all needed documents to the Financial Aid Office to have the best opportunity to receive these funds.
Federal Work Study Program
The Federal Work Study Program is designed to allow a limited number of students to meet their cost of attendance through part-time work. Selection is based upon need that is established through the need analysis process in effect during the academic year in question. Students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov/fafsa may apply for Federal Work Study Program. Qualified students are encouraged to check job availability on the Federal Work Study Program web page of the UACCM website.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
In certain situations, students may be eligible to receive benefits from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. To qualify for this program, the applicant must have a physical or mental disability. Rehabilitation Services will make the determination of student eligibility. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information about Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
Other forms of state aid can be reviewed using the Student Application Management Systems (SAMS).