Cost & Financial Aid

Financial aid includes any monies provided to a student by someone other than the student’s family to assist with the cost of their education. Financial aid may be in the form of scholarships, grants, loans or graduate assistantships. Financial aid is provided by private sources, the university, and state and federal governments.


Affordable Excellence

At UCA, we want to make sure that not only do our students get a good education, they get one of value. Classes here are taught by faculty, not graduate assistants. Students are given research and publication opportunities that are unique to their interests and studies. And, with our low student-to-professor ratio, you get to know them and, more importantly, they get to know you — providing a higher quality education. And that’s a value you can’t put a dollar amount on.

For information regarding Tuition and Fee Rates for Graduate Programs, visit:


Applying for Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, follow the easy steps outlined by the UCA Financial Aid Office. For more information about applying for financial aid, contact one of our helpful financial aid representatives by calling (501) 450-3140 or fill out their online contact form. Visit for more information regarding the financial aid application process and policies.


Scholarship search information can be found through this Scholarship Search link. All Departmental Scholarships are awarded by individual departments but are managed by the Division of Enrollment Management.  Each departmental contact is listed under Departmental and Other University Scholarships or you can direct questions to the Division of Enrollment Management at 501-450-3125 or visit Harrin 205.  Additionally, Foundation Scholarships are awarded by the UCA Foundation.

For more information on other scholarship and grant opportunities, click here.