Welcome to the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Financial Aid Website 

There are several sources you may be eligible to apply for to help fund your education such as federal and state financial aid, scholarships and additional sources of help.

FAFSA is the application used to determine eligibility for federal and state financial aid, including grants, loans, and work-study programs.

Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA early. Students should complete a FAFSA after they (or their parents) have completed their tax return, but students should not wait until April. Many schools award aid on a first come, first serve basis and students may miss state aid deadlines.

Financial Aid Announcements

2017-2018 FAFSA Workshops


The Financial Aid Office will be holding workshops on the second floor of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center on the following dates:





October 26, 2016

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, 2nd Floor

November 16, 2016

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, 2nd Floor


**Additional workshops will be scheduled in 2017, so please continue to monitor our website for additional dates and times.


We will also be conducting FAFSA Workshops at the following locations:





October 10, 2016

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Lavaca High School

October 11, 2016

5:00pm – 7:30pm

Muldrow High School

October 18, 2016

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Mountainburg High School

October 18, 2016

4:00pm – 6:30pm

Hackett High School

October 20, 2016

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Mulberry High School

October 24, 2016

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Greenwood High School

November 1, 2016

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Van Buren High School

November 15, 2016

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Cedarville High School


**Additional workshops will be posted as they are scheduled by High School representatives.


To take full advantage of any FAFSA Workshop, please make sure to have the following items:

  • 2015 tax returns for student and parent(s), if taxes were filed for 2015
  • 2015 W-2s for student parent(s), if worked in 2015
  • Individual FSA ID for student and parent


Don't be late in completing the FAFSA. We are happy to assist you in completing the FAFSA.




School Code: 001110


NOTE: The majority of our communication will take place via this website and your My.UAFS email. Please ensure that you are regularly checking your email for important information from our office.


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Excellence in Education Scholarship Program

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has greatly expanded its scholarship program to ensure that more students have the opportunity to attend the university and ultimately reach that next big step in their lives, whether that is a prestigious graduate school or a meaningful career.

An education from UAFS is already a financial value, but the university has increased the number and financial value of scholarships to help more students conquer the cost of a college education. 

To find out more about financial aid options available, visit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) website. Filling out the FAFSA allows you to be considered for the Federal PELL Grant, Stafford Loans, work-study positions, and additional scholarships. Completion of the FAFSA is strongly encouraged.

Here are a list of the types of scholarships offered




The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith work study program allows many students to gain valuable work experience while also helping them pay for college expenses. Most jobs allow for flexible work schedules and offer the convenience of working on campus. Work study creates an atmosphere to practice communication, interpersonal skills and time management. Your supervisor may become an excellent reference.


The Federal Work Study program is need-based employment and funding is provided by the federal government. In order to be able to participate in the federal work study program,a student must have completed a FAFSA for the school year in which they are applying for employment, and the student must be determined federal aid eligible.

The University Work Study program is not based on financial need and wages are paid by the University. Completion of the FAFSA is not required to participate in University Work Study.  The student is required to be enrolled in classes at our university.


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