Federal Financial Aid Programs

Federal Financial Aid Basics
Important Financial Aid Dates



  • Direct Loans
    The U.S. Department of Education administers the William D. Ford Direct Loan program to provide low interest Stafford and PLUS Loans for students and parents who are attending at least half-time.  The U.S. Department of Education serves as the lender for all Direct Loans.  Learn more about Direct Loans.

Work Study

  • Federal Work Study
    Federal Work Study funds provide an opportunity for qualified students to work on campus and earn money to help pay for educational or personal expenses. To learn more about federal work study opportunities, visit with your Financial Aid Counselor.

The UCA Career Services Center maintains a list of Federal Work Study jobs currently available. Please note that this list is not comprehensive and students are advised to contact departments directly to inquire about available positions.