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 Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Financial Aid Announcements

Financial Aid Repeat Course Policy

• Students may only receive financial aid twice for the same previously passed course. For this purpose, passed means any grade higher than an "F," regardless of any school or program policy requiring a higher grade. Financial aid will not be calculated for any third or greater attempts for a previously passed course.

• Repeated coursework can also affect Satisfactory Academic Progress.

For more information, please visit the Repeat Course Policy under the Forms and Publications tab.


For more information on Summer Aid.


Spring Dates for Standards of Academic Progress Appeals


The deadline date for appeals to be submitted is Wednesday the week prior to the meeting. The standards of Academic Progress Committee are scheduled to meet on the dates listed below.

  • November 15th (Students not currently enrolled)
  • December 6th (Students not currently enrolled)
  • January 9th
  • January 10th
  • January 17th
  • January 31st
  • February 7th

NOTE: Students who are currently enrolled must wait until the end of the semester and SAP status has been updated to submit an appeal.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 allows a student to receive Federal Pell Grant funds for up to 150 percent of the student's Pell Grant Scheduled Award for an award year. This provision is effective beginning with the 2017-2018 financial aid award year. For more information go to Year Round Pell Grants.

The Office of Financial Aid at UAFS is currently implementing a new verification solution called ProVerifiy. Because of the implementation of this new system we are extending the priority processing deadline from March 1 to March 31 to allow students adequate time to complete the FAFSA and satisfy all of their outstanding requirements.


In order to ensure that your financial aid is awarded before the start of the Fall 2018 semester please complete your FAFSA and all outstanding financial aid requirements by March 31, 2018. For questions about verification, ProVerify, FAFSA, or anything financial aid call us at 479-788-7090 or email finaid@uafs.edu.

New Verification Process Beginning 2018-2019


The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith (UAFS) is pleased to announce our new automated verification process called ProVerify. We will begin using ProVerify for verification on February 14, 2018. If your FAFSA application is selected for verification by the U.S Department of Education you will receive an email at your UAFS email address introducing ProVerify.  



What Happens Next?

A link will be included in the introductory communication inviting you to access the ProVerify system and do the following:


  • Confirm your identity (authentication).
  • Create a secure password.
  • Access your Documents and begin the verification process (this includes the completion of online forms).


Upon receipt of all required documents, the automated verification process will begin. Students will be notified via email or text if there are any questions or if any additional documentation is required.

Once verification has been completed, the UAFS Office of Financial Aid will complete the awarding process and send you an award notification.  In addition you can monitor the status of your financial aid by logging into your MyUAFS account.

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Fill out the 2019-20 FAFSA.

Make college more affordable with financial aid! Complete your FAFSA early. Visit FAFSA.gov to get started.

Why complete the FAFSA early?

  • Complete your FAFSA and satisfy any outstanding requirements by March 1, 2019 and your 2019/2020 financial aid will be packaged with priority!          
  • Receive the maximum amount of federal aid you are eligible for and more state aid and scholarships. Arkansas Challenge and Arkansas Futures Grant require a complete FAFSA.
  • Less stress! Get your FAFSA done now and you won’t have to stress about financial aid deadlines, having funds to buy books, or late fees next year. Plus, getting it off your plate gives you more time to study, play ultimate Frisbee, or root on the Lions at Homecoming.

If you need assistance completing your FAFSA, check out our workshop dates and times below.

You need to gather some information to complete your FAFSA. See what you need here.

Let us know if you need any help!

    FAFSA Workshops

    The IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA is available for the 2019-2020 aid year.

    The Financial Aid Office will be holding FAFSA workshops on the dates below.

    October 4, 2018 Campus Center 129AB 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    October 9, 2018 Housing Office 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    October 10, 2018 Math-Science 236 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    October 17, 2018 Vine 236 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    October 23, 2018 Lion’s Den South 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    October 25, 2018 Baldor 110 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    October 26, 2018 Baldor 110 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    October 31, 2018 Flanders 108 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM


    The dates below will be held on the second floor of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. 

    November 6, 2018

    November 20, 2018

    December 4, 2018

    January 22, 2019

    February 5, 2019

    February 19, 2019

    March 5, 2019

    March 19, 2019

    April 9, 2019

    April 23, 2019


    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)
    • 2017 tax returns for students and parent(s), if taxes were filed for 2017
    • 2017 W-2s for student and parent(s), if worked in 2017


    NOTE: FSA IDs should be created before the FAFSA Workshop for use.  To create an FSA ID, please visit their website.


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

    • 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 PDF document (PDF will open in new tab) 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 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.

    Accepting Your Financial Aid

    Go online to your My.UAFS account.

    • Click Students
    • Click Financial Aid
    • Login to Banner Self-Service
    • Select the correct Financial Aid Year and submit

    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.



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