Financial Aid and Scholarships

Scholarship funds

The State of Arkansas has scholarship funds for Arkansas resident students attending The Washington Center.

Please contact Dr. Mehl (peterm@uca.edu) before January 14th if you are interested in a summer 2015 internship experience with The Washington Center.

For fall, spring and summer semesters $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 during a fall or spring semester.  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, www.twc.edu, to verify costs.)

Semester at UCA, Spring 2015
 Semester at Washington Center
Tuition and Fees $3944 Program Fee $7765
Room and Board $2994 Housing Fee $5330
Total $13,095
State Assistance -$6000
Subtotal $6938 Subtotal $7095
Books and Supplies $800 Estimated Food, personal, etc. $2500
Personal Expenses $1000 Average Books, Transportation $250
TOTAL $8538 TOTAL $9845

(The 10-week summer term at the Washington center in 2015 is $6200 program fee and $4350 housing fee.)