Financial Aid for Mane Event

Important Dates

  • July 1st , 2020– Financial Aid Final deadline
  • August 7th , 2020 – Fall 2020 Payment Deadline
  • Census Date – 11th Day of Classes
  • October 1st, 2020 – New Year FAFSA available 21/22
  • March 1st, 2021 – Financial Aid Priority deadline for the 21/22 aid year.

FAFSA Completion Assistance

Do you need assistance completing your FAFSA? While we are working remotely due to COVID-19, we can still assist you with any questions you have. If you have questions or need more in depth help, please reach out to us by emailing, or leaving us a voicemail at 479-788-7090. You may also request a virtual appointment for more “hands-on” assistance.

    Request an Appointment with Financial Aid:

    1)      Follow this link to make your appointment. (You can also access this via My.UAFS)

    2)      Click the “I need help with...” button

    3)      Select the following responses for the questions/statements:

    Question 1:  What type of appointment would you like to schedule?

    Answer:  Paying for College


    Statement 2:  Please select an option that makes sense to you

    Response:  Financial Aid Assistance


    Statement 3:  Choose the following options and click Next

    Response:  Virtual Meeting


    4)      Choose the Financial Aid Office and indicate a staff member (if you have a specific member of our staff you’d like to see)

    5)      From the options provided, choose a time that works for you

    6)      Confirm the details of your appointment (and enter any relevant notes)

    7)      That’s it! You’ve scheduled your appointment!


    Have FAFSA questions? Check out these quick Department of Education videos about the FAFSA:

    FAFSA® Form and FSA ID Tips for Parents (YouTube video will open in a new tab)

    FAFSA Overview (YouTube video will open in a new tab)

    How to Fill Out the FAFSA (YouTube video will open in a new tab)

    FAFSA: Determining Your Dependency Status (YouTube video will open in a new tab)

    After the FAFSA: What Happens Next (YouTube video will open in a new tab)


    • What is verification? – Verification is a process to verify the information that a student/parent inputs on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are accurate. A student can be selected by the Department of Education or by the university. 
    • UAFS uses an online verification software called ProVerifier+ to complete verification. Students whose FAFSA is selected for verification receive an email from the UAFS Office of Financial Aid requesting the student create an account with ProVerifier+. Once an account is created, the student can begin uploading verification documents and complete the verification process.

    Institutional Scholarships

    • Two Types of UAFS Institutional Scholarships
    • Prestigious Scholarships
    • Merit Scholarships

    NOTE:  Prestigious and Merit Scholarships do not apply to UA Fayetteville Engineering Students

    • Make sure you know your semester enrollment requirements
    • Make sure you know your yearly renewal requirements
      • Refer to your Scholarship Contract

    For more information, please view our scholarships page.

    Arkansas Academic Challenge

    • Enrollment Requirements:
      • First Semester of College After High School: At least 12 hours
      • Every Semester Afterwards: At least 15 hours
      • Challenge will  pro-rate  award amount based on hours enrolled very last semester
      • Official enrollment is based on 11th day census
    • Renewal Requirements:
      • Year 1: 27 hours earned with a 2.5 cumulative GPA
      • Years 2-4: 30 hours earned with a 2.5 cumulative GPA

    For more information regarding ADHE scholarship, please view the scholarship and programs page.


    Outside Scholarships

    • An outside designated scholarship is any scholarship not awarded by Federal, State, or the school.
    • Bring Outside Scholarship Award Notices to Financial aid to have these apply as estimated funds to your student account
    • Deadline to receive funds from Outside Scholarships
      • October 1st for Fall 2020
      • March 15th for Spring 2021
      • Funds not received by these deadlines will be removed from the student’s accounts

    For more details on submitting your scholarship award letter.

    Financial Aid Repeat Course Policy

    Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

    • SAP is checked at the end of each semester. Your status can be one of the following:
    • Clear
    • Warning
    • Suspension
    • Appeal à Academic Plan

    In order to stay in good standing (Clear) you must:

    • Must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Earn 67% of All Courses Attempted
    • Complete your Degree within 150% of the prescribed timeframe

    Dropping Classes/Withdrawals

    • Important to check with Financial aid prior to dropping courses or withdrawing from the semester as it may affect:
      • Completion rate for SAP
      • Scholarship Eligibility
      • VA benefits

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    Financial Aid Terms

    • Cost of Attendance (COA) – an estimated average cost to attend school, helps determine how much aid a student can be awarded
      • Is not the actual charges
    • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) – an index number calculated by FAFSA, to determine a student federal aid eligibility
    • Financial Need =  COA minus EFC
      • Determines how much Need Based aid a student can receive (Federal Pell, Federal SEOG, Federal Work Study, Federal Subsidized loans, Scholarships, etc.)


    Budgets and Award Packages

    Because each student’s financial aid package is different, please contact a Financial Aid Advisor to review your financial aid package. You can contact a Financial Aid Advisor by emailing or calling 479-788-7090.


    Veteran/Veteran Dependent Education Benefits

    For more information on education benefits for veterans or dependents of veterans visit:


    Federal Work Study

    For more information on UAFS’ Federal Work Study program visit: You may also contact UAFS Financial Aid Advisor, Tiffany Bray at