The UCA Commitment program is a comprehensive initiative designed to support Arkansas students from households earning $100,000 or less a year. The program combines various forms of financial aid and support to ensure more equitable access to higher education opportunities.
- Meet all admission requirements and submit required documents;
- Provide documentation of a completed FAFSA and completed Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship by April 1, 2024;
- Be a UCA first-time entering undergraduate;
- Be an Arkansas resident as defined by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education (section 5.10) and a graduate from an Arkansas public school, private school, homeschool, or GED recipient;
- Be Pell-eligible or have an annual household income of $100,000 or less as documented by a submitted FAFSA
Financial Aid Components
The UCA Commitment program provides a multifaceted approach to address students’ financial needs while engaging participants in meaningful service opportunities. Tuition and fee costs will be fully covered for eligible students through scholarship and work-study opportunities.
Last Dollar Scholarships
Scholarships will cover the cost of tuition and fees after considering institutional, state, and federal financial aid.
All participants will fulfill a minimum of 10 service hours per semester, engaging in community activities and volunteer work.
Participants with greater financial needs may accept an on-campus job opportunity to cover remaining tuition and fee expenses.
- The program provides support for eight consecutive fall and spring semesters or until the completion of a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first.
- UCA Commitment will have staff who support and help students navigate the program acceptance and renewal requirements.
- Maintain 2.5 Cumulative UCA GPA
- Submit a Completed FAFSA Annually
- Satisfy Service Requirements
- Pay Semester Charges
- Opt-in to The Program
- Complete Work Study Assignment, If Required