Frequently Used Info

UCA is a public, predominately undergraduate institution (PUI) of higher education (IHE) with 33 master's programs and five (5) doctoral programs. It is a teaching intensive university that is both Title III and Title V eligible. It is tax exempt under both Arkansas law and under IRS Code (Section 115(1)); however, the University itself is NOT a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. While UCA is NOT a minority-serving institution (MSI), approximately 23% of our student population identify themselves as minorities.

Official University Name and Address

University of Central Arkansas (UCA)
201 Donaghey Ave.
Conway, AR 72035

Authorizing (Signatory) Official

Tom Courtway, President and General Counsel
Phone:  (501) 450-5286
Fax:      (501) 450-5003

Board of Trustees by Term Expiration
  • Mr. Victor Green, (2017)
  • Mrs. Kay Hinkle, (2018)
  • Mr. Brad Lacy, Chair (2019)
  • Mrs. Shelia Vaught, Vice Chair (2020)
  • Ms. Elizabeth Farris, Secretary (2021)
  • Mr. Joe Whisenhunt (2022)
  • Mr. Robert "Bunny" Adcock (2023)


Current Rates (as of October 2015)

Facilities and Administration Rate

UCA's F&A rates are negotiated with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

  • On campus: 32.59%
  • Off campus: 20.05%


The "off campus" definition applies to "all activities performed in facilities not owned by the institution and to which rent is directly allocated to the project(s)."

Cognizant Agency: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
DHHS Representative: Arif Karim, (214) 767-3764

Fringe Benefits Rates

The fringe-benefits rates for grants and contracts were officially updated on October 2, 2015 and are as follows:

31% for faculty, classified and non-classified staff, and extra help working 30+ hours a week: fall and spring,
20% for faculty and non-classified staff: summer,
8% for extra help (working less than 30 hours a week),
.30% for graduate assistants and undergraduate student workers.

The rounded 31% breakdown includes:

  • Dental Insurance 1.00%
  • FICA/Medicare Tax 7.65%
  • Health Insurance 8.50%
  • Life Insurance 0.50%
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 0.20%
  • Misc/Fee Waivers/ Athletic/ Event Admission 0.60%
  • Retirement 12.00%
  • Sick Leave/Vacation 0.48%
  • Worker's Compensation/Unemployment 0.27%

The rounded 20% breakdown includes:

  • FICA/Medicare Tax 7.65%
  • Retirement 12.00%
  • Worker's Compensation/Unemployment .27%

The rounded 8% breakdown includes:

  • FICA/Medicare Tax 7.65%
  • Worker's Compensation/Unemployment .27%

The rounded .30% includes:

  • Worker's Compensation/Unemployment .27%


US Department of Education Total Modified Direct Cost Rate 


Effort Conversion Tables

Use these tables to determine percent and calendar-month effort.


Most Recent Audited Basic Financial Report

Most Recent Operating Budget

Legislative Information

Arkansas Assembly House District Number: 70 (change from 2012)
Arkansas Assembly Senate District Number: 35 (change from 2012)
Enabling Legislation (acts in place of a charter or articles of incorporation and the IRS 501(c)(3) Letter of Determination): Arkansas Code Title 6, Subtitle 5, Chapter 67, Sections 101-114 (for reprint permission, contact Sponsored Programs).
US Congressional District Number: AR-002
  • CAGE/NCAGE Code: 1TBA0
  • Data Universal Numbering System Number (DUNS): 006562250
  • Entity Identification Number (EIN): 171-6001828A2
  • Human Research Protection Plan (HRPP) Federal-wide Assurance (FWA) Number: 00000042
  • Institutional Profile File Number (IPF): 0496701
  • Public Health Service (PHS) Animal Welfare Assurance Number: A4179-01
  • UCA Federal Employer Number or Taxpayer ID Number (TIN): 71-6001828
Research Assurances
  • Human Research Protection Plan (HRPP) Federal-wide Assurance (FWA) Number: 00000042
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee Chair: Reid Adams,, (501) 450-5933
  • Public Health Service (PHS) Animal Welfare Assurance Number: A4179-01
  • Radiation Safety Officer: Rahul Mehta,, (501) 450-5906
Sales Tax Rates
Sales tax in Conway is 8.25% for equipment, services, and supplies. Beginning July 1, 2013, the new sales tax rate will be 8.75%.
Student Salaries and Wages

For more information on paying undergraduates and graduates involved with sponsored projects, please call Sponsored Programs.