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

*** Important Information***


Fall 2019 Financial Aid Disbursement Information

  • Financial Aid will disburse to the student’s account on the 11th day of class. Funds will be applied to your UAFS charges first.
    • Initial Fall Disbursement: September 4th
    • 1st time loan borrower disbursement: September 18th
      • Federal rules require a 30-day disbursement hold for 1st time borrowers
    • Fall Only Loans 2nd Disbursement: October 16th
  • Refunds will be processed by the Cashier in a timely manner after Aid has been disbursed to your student account.


Our policy has changed for Outside Scholarships.

Please click on the following link for important information on how we process outside scholarships from 3rd party donors.

For more information check out our Outside Scholarship webpage.


Financial Aid Verification Process


The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith (UAFS) partners with ProVerify to process verification. 


For more information, visit our verification section on the web!  


    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.

    On the second floor of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center


    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. 


    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.


    2016 income and tax information is required for 2018-2019 FAFSA

    2017 income and tax information is required for 2019-2020 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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