Arkansas Financial Aid System
Your Future, No Boundaries
Arkansas residents seeking education beyond high school will now find the scholarship application process more user-friendly than ever before, thanks to the YOUniversal Scholarship Application. By answering a few simple questions about age, grade-point average, ACT or SAT scores, and income level, applicants will be matched with the financial-aid programs they may qualify for, along with an estimated amount of financial aid they might expect in an academic year.
Log on to www.adhe.edu and click on the YOUniversal logo to get started. Applicants can also download the YOUniversal app for their smart phones at www.adhe.edu/aid.
But, residents still have to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form to determine eligibility for Federal financial aid. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to fill out your form.
Applicants can begin applying for financial aid after January 1, 2012, for the 2012-2013 school year.
The Arkansas Department of Higher Education reviews and approves academic programs and develops funding recommendations for the state's 11 public universities and 22 public two-year colleges, as well as several other post-secondary entities. In addition, the agency is responsible for distributing approximately $170 million annually from state revenues and lottery funds in the form of financial aid, intended to ease the financial burden of students seeking an education beyond high school.
More than 20 grant and loan repayment programs are available to students, with eligibility requirements ranging from academic status and financial need to specific fields of study.
This information is current as of June 2011 and is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a complete description of the programs and their requirements. For complete information about a particular program, go to www.adhe.edu and click on Financial Aid to review the program’s rules and regulations. The eligibility requirements and rules governing the programs administered by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education are subject to legislative and regulatory amendments. Please e-mail the Financial Aid Division at firstname.lastname@example.org if you should need further information.
Please note: Due to current economic conditions, awards for all ADHE programs may be limited by the availability of funds. Applicants are encouraged to apply but are also encouraged to pursue all sources of financial aid.
Source: Arkansas Department of Higher Education