Financial Aid and Scholarships

Scholarship funds

The State of Arkansas has scholarship funds for Arkansas resident students attending The Washington Center (TWC).  For Fall, Spring and Summer semesters, $6000 scholarships are available for students participating in TWC.  Scholarships are limited, and they are distributed on a first come, first served basis.  Please see Dr. Mark Mullenbach, UCA Liaison, at for more information.

Billing process

Depending on the amount of the scholarship support given to a student, the remainder of TWC fees must be paid by the student.  The student will receive an invoice from TWC, less the scholarship award.  Students are not required to pay UCA tuition during the semester or summer term in which they are participating in TWC.  The UCA Office of Financial Aid can assist students who are eligible with the costs of participating in TWC.  Please contact the UCA Office of Financial Aid directly.  The Arkansas Challenge Scholarships can be used but students must enroll for 15 hours during a Fall or Spring semester.  TWC has financial resources available for students who meet their criteria; please contact them directly for more information.

Hypothetical Estimated Cost Comparison (check The Washington Center website,, to verify costs.)

Semester at UCA, Spring 2017
 Semester at The Washington Center, 2017
Tuition and Fees $4112 Program Fee $8,178
Room and Board $3124 Housing Fee $5,820
Total $13,998
State Assistance -$6000
Subtotal $7236 Subtotal $7998
Books and Supplies $1000 Estimated Food, personal, etc. $2500
Personal Expenses $1400 Average Books, Transportation $375
 Washington Center assistance  -$1000
TOTAL $9,636 TOTAL $9,873

(The 10-week summer term at the Washington center in 2017 is $6695 program fee and $4800 housing fee.)