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

The Financial Aid Office at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is here to assist you with applying for and maintaining financial assistance to help cover the costs of your education.  We work with federal, state, institutional, and outside aid resources.

 

The majority of our communication will take place via this website, your My.UAFS account, and your UAFS email account.  Please ensure that you regularly check your email for important information from our office.

 

 

 

     

 

UAFS School Code: 001110

 

 

Financial Aid Announcements

Accepting Your Financial Aid

Go to your My.UAFS account online at http://my.uafs.edu

  • Click Students
  • Click Student Services and Financial Aid
  • Click View my financial aid status
  • Select the correct Financial Aid Year and submit
  • Click awarded
  • Click Accept Award Offer tab
  • Use dropdown box next to each fund to select Accept/Decline

Holiday Hours

The Financial Aid Office will adjust its hours of operation during the holidays as follows:

 

Monday, December 19

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Tuesday, December 20

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Wednesday, December 21

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Thursday, December 22

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Friday, December 23

University Closed

 

 

Please keep in mind, the university will be closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 2.  The university and its Office of Financial Aid will reopen on Tuesday, January 3.

 

FASFA Workshops

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

 

Date

Time

January 2017

TBA

February 2017

TBA

March 2017

TBA

 

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

 

We will also continue to conduct FAFSA Workshops at area high schools as they are scheduled by High School representatives.

 

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

  • Student FSA ID (must be present to use)
  • Parent FSA ID (must be present to use)
  • 2015 tax returns for students and parent(s), if taxes were filed for 2015
  • 2015 W-2s for student and parent(s), if worked in 2015

 

NOTE: FSA IDs should be created before the FAFSA Workshop for use.  To create an FSA ID, please visit http://fsaid.ed.gov

 

Obtaining the Tax Return Transcript or Letter of Non-Filing Status

  • Visit www.irs.gov/transcript to request a Tax Return Transcript
  • To print directly, click the “Get Transcript ONLINE” button.
  • To request a mailed copy, click the “Get Transcript by MAIL” button.
  • Students and parents may also submit the Form 4506-T to the IRS to request additional tax documentation, such as the Tax Return Transcript, Verification of Non-filing, and Wage and Income Statement.

2015 income and tax information is required for both the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 FAFSA.

 

NOTE: If a tax return was filed for the requested tax year, a Tax Return Transcript will be available.  If a tax return was not filed for the requested tax year, a Letter of Non-Filing Status will be provided.

 

What is Verification?

Verification is a review process that a school must use to confirm that data reported on the FAFSA is accurate for those selected by the U.S. Department of Education.  The school has the authority to request documentation that supports income and other information reported on the FAFSA.  Here is additional information about the Verification process.

 

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is made up of 3 components:  GPA, Course Completion Rate, and a Maximum Timeframe.  Students are required to maintain a cumulative UAFS GPA of 2.0 and 67% course completion rate as well as complete their degree with 150% of the credit hours required for degree completion.  Here is our full SAP Policy and SAP Appeal Forms.

 

Veteran Affairs Educational Benefits

Veteran Affairs offers a variety of educational benefits to qualifying veterans based on their service history.  For additional resources please visit our Veteran Services webpage.