Financial Aid and Scholarships

Scholarship funds

The State of Arkansas has reinstated scholarship funds for The Washington Center beginning with the fall 2012 semester.

For summer term and fall 2014 semester, $6000 scholarships are available for Washington Center students. The student’s full application (with letters of reference and transcript) to the Washington Center will serve as their application for scholarship funds.  If necessary, UCA’s Council of Deans will decide on applications that will receive funding and how much funding.

Billing process

Depending on the amount of the scholarship support given the student, the remainder of the Washington Center fees must be paid by the student. The student will receive an invoice from the Washington center, less the scholarship award.  The student does not pay UCA tuition during the semester or summer term attending the Washington Center.  Scholarships are typically $6000.  UCA's Financial Aid office can also help students who are eligible with the costs of attending the Washington Center; contact the Financial Aid Office directly.  The Arkansas Challenge Scholarships can be used but students must enroll for 15 hours.  The Washington Center has financial resources available for students who meet their criteria; please contact them directly for further financial assistance.

Hypothetical Estimated Cost Comparison (check The Washington Center website,, for current costs.)

Semester at UCA, Spring 2013
 Semester at Washington Center
Tuition and Fees $3666 Program Fee $7160
Room and Board $2635 Housing Fee $4995
Total $12,115
State Assistance -$6000
Subtotal $6301 Subtotal $6115
Books and Supplies $600 Estimated Food, etc $2500
Personal Expenses $1000 Average Books, Transportation $350
TOTAL $7901 TOTAL $8965

(The 10-week summer term at the Washington center in 2014 is $5995 program fee and $4200 housing fee.)