Financial Assistance

Arkansas Scholarship for TWC Program

The State of Arkansas provides a limited number of scholarships ($7,000) to Arkansas resident students participating in The Washington Center (TWC) program.  In order to be eligible for an Arkansas Scholarship, an applicant from UCA must:

  • be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien;
  • be a resident of the state of Arkansas;
  • be at least a second-semester sophomore at UCA and have a minimum 2.75 GPA;
  • be enrolled in a four-year, baccalaureate degree program at UCA; and
  • be approved by TWC to participate in the program.

If you have questions regarding the Arkansas Scholarship for TWC, please contact Dr. Peter Mehl, UCA Liaison, at

TWC Program Fees

Depending on the amount of financial assistance provided to a student from the state of Arkansas and/or TWC, the program and housing fees must be paid in full by the student prior to participating in the program.  Each participating student will receive an invoice for program and housing fees from TWC, less any financial assistance provided to the student.  Students are not billed for UCA tuition/fees during the semester or summer term in which they are participating in TWC.  The UCA Office of Financial Aid may be able to assist eligible students with the costs of participating in TWC.  Please contact the UCA Office of Financial Aid for more information about financial assistance.  The Arkansas Challenge Scholarships may be used to pay the costs of TWC program, but students must typically be enrolled for 15 hours during a Fall or Spring semester.

Estimated Cost Comparison (UCA semester and TWC semester)

Semester at UCA, 2018-2019
 Semester at The Washington Center, 2018-2019*
Tuition and Fees $4375 Program Fee $8,675
Room and Board $3427 Housing Fee $6,170
Total $14,845
Arkansas Scholarship for TWC Participants – $7000
Subtotal $7802 Subtotal $7845
Books and Supplies $1300  Food and  Personal Expenses $3000
Personal Expenses $1700  Transportation Expenses (including roundtrip airfare) $1,225
TOTAL $10,802 TOTAL $12,070


*Please talk to the UCA Liaison about TWC program and housing fees for the summer program.