May 26, 2024  
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees



Financial Aid Information

UAFS is committed to providing a quality education at an affordable cost. Students who require financial assistance with tuition and other educational expenses should apply for financial aid well in advance of tuition and fee payment deadlines. For more information about financial aid, see the Financial Aid and Scholarships section of this catalog.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Students must pay their tuition and fees in full or make definite payment arrangements through the Online Business Center by the posted payment deadline. Th is applies to all students, including recipients of scholarships, veterans benefits, and other types of aid. Students may be removed from their courses if full payment and/or arrangements (fiancial aid or payment plan) has not been made by the deadline.

Tuition and fee charges do not include the cost of textbooks and supplies. All other charges, such as parking violations, payment for lost instructional equipment, and charges for overdue or lost materials checked out of Boreham Library, must be paid prior to graduation, re-enrollment, or the sending of transcripts. Personal checks are accepted for payment of accounts, and a charge of $30 is assessed for returned checks. Students whose checks are returned by the bank are subject to administrative withdrawal.

Paying tuition and fees at UAFS may qualify students or their parents for tax credits. Contact a tax professional for more information.

Failure to attend class and/or pay tuition does not constitute official withdrawal. Charges incurred by the student remain the student’s obligation. A student must officially withdraw from courses to be eligible for a refund.

Refund of Undergraduate Tuition

When a student officially withdraws from a credit course(s), tuition may be refunded according to the following schedule:

DATE OF OFFICIAL WITHDRAWAL FALL/SPRING SEMESTER
Prior to the start of classes 100%
First week of the semester 100%
Second week of the semester through 11th day of classes (census date) 50%
After 11th day of classes None
DATE OF OFFICIAL WITHDRAWAL SUMMER SEMESTER
Prior to the start of classes 100%
First two days of the term 100%
Third through fifth day of classes (census date) 50%
After fifth day None

Refunds for short-term courses or courses starting at times other than the beginning of the semester will be calculated on the prorated basis of a regular semester course. Fees for noncredit courses are not refundable after the first class meeting.

Students receiving Title IV funding who completely withdraw from classes will be subject to the return of Title IV funds calculation, as outlined by federal regulations.

During the first 60 percent of an academic term, a student earns Title IV funds, in direct proportion to the length of time he or she remains enrolled. If a student withdraws before the 60 percent point, any unearned aid must be repaid to the respective Title IV program. Once the federal student aid funds are returned, the student will be responsible for any  unpaid charges on the account.

The Financial Aid Office calculates the amount of financial assistance the student earned while enrolled according to the following formula: number of days enrolled divided by total number of days in the semester. If the amount of federal aid disbursed exceeds the amount of aid earned as of the date of withdrawal, the student will be required to return  some portion of the aid received.

Undergraduate Residency Determination

Students are classified as one of the following for tuition purposes at the time of admission:

  1. In-State - U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has lived in Arkansas for at least six (6) consecutive months before the beginning of the term for reasons other than attendance at UAFS.
  2. Border State - U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has lived in Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, or Texas for at least six (6) consecutive months before the beginning of the term for reasons other than attendance at UAFS.
  3. Out-of-State - anyone who lives outside of Arkansas or border state or is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. (See Residency for Non-Traditionally Documented Persons below for in-state eligibility options for non-citizens/permanent residents.)
  4. International - student attending UAFS on a student visa.

The residency classification of a minor is the same as that of his or her parents or guardian unless the student is married or has otherwise established a separate legal residence.

Students who knowingly give erroneous information in an attempt to evade payment of out-of-state fees are subject to dismissal from the University.

Establishing In-State or Border State Residency

Any student classified as out-of-state at the time of admissions are considered to be in Arkansas primarily for the purpose of attending school and not for the purpose of establishing residency. Mere presence in Arkansas or a border state alone does not establish residency. Any student previously classified as out-of-state may request a change of residency status through the Registrar’s Office. The student must submit documentation showing six (6) months of residency in Arkansas or a border state before the start of the given semester for purposes other than attending college.

Residency can be shown submitting any two (2) forms of documentation from the following list:

  • Current permanent driver’s license (at least six months old) bearing the address where the student resides. Post office box addresses are not acceptable.
  • State automobile registration.
  • Statement from your employer indicating the date you were employed, length of service, and address where you reside.
  • Lease which includes student’s name and dates spanning a minimum six-month period.
  • Personal or real estate property tax statement from their permanent domicile from the previous year.
  • Documented home purchase in Arkansas or a border state
  • Payment of state income tax.
  • Previous year’s state income tax return showing the student is a dependent of an Arkansas or border state resident.
  • Utility bills dated to cover the six months immediately before the start of the semester and indicating the student’s permanent address.
  • Other forms of verification may be accepted at the discretion of the institution.

Residency Status Of Veterans And Military Personnel And Their Spouses And Dependents

Any student who meets any of the following criteria shall be classified as in-state, regardless of his or her residence:

  1. A veteran who was honorably discharged from the U.S armed forces.
  2. A dependant or spouse of a veteran who meets criteria above. For the purpose of this policy, dependents are unmarried children who are legal dependents of the military person as defined by the IRS.
  3. A member of the armed forces.
  4. A spouse of a member of the armed forces.
  5. A Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadet who has an executed armed forces service contract.
  6. A dependant of a member of the active duty armed forces, when the member of the armed forces:
    1. is stationed in Arkansas pursuant to permanent change of station military orders;
    2. is continuously domiciled in Arkansas for at least six consecutive months before entering active military service and who maintains Arkansas as the permanent home of record while on active duty, or
    3. demonstrates a change of domicile from another state to Arkansas at least 12 months prior to separation, discharge, or retirement from active duty. Th is provision is forfeited if the military person does not return to Arkansas with 36 months after separation, discharge, or retirement from active duty.
  7. A veteran using educational assistance under either chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill®), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in Arkansas while attending a school located in Arkansas (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge or  release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  8. Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in Arkansas while attending a school located in Arkansas (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor’s discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  9. Anyone described in 7 and 8 above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school. The person so described must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or release as described in 7 and 8 above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.
  10. Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)) who lives in Arkansas while attending a school located in Arkansas (regardless of his/her formal State of residence).
  11. Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in Arkansas while attending a school located in Arkansas (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and the transferor is a member of the uniformed service who is serving on active duty.
  12. A member of the armed forces or “covered individual” as identified in Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014.
  13. Any individual using educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E).

The policy shall be read to be amended as necessary for compliance with the requirements of 38 U.S.C. 3679, as amended, and Ark. Code Ann. § 6-60-205.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department ofVeterans Affairs (VA). More information about education  benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Residency for Non-Traditionally Documented Persons

Under the provisions of Arkansas Code Ann. § 6-60-215 (Act 844), students who provide documentation to satisfy the requirements of 1, 2, or 3; AND 4 and 5 below will be granted in-state tuition.

  1. Student has immigrated from the Republic of the Marshall Islands and has verified legal presence in the State of Arkansas. Acceptable documentation certifying citizenship/country of birth as the Republic of the Marshall Islands may include:
    1. Passport.
    2. Employment Authorization Document Card.
    3. Permanent Resident Card.
    4. Unexpired Immigrant Visa.
    5. Additional forms of verification may be accepted at the discretion of the institution.
  2. Student or parent holds a Federal Form I-766 United States Citizenship and Immigration Services issued Employment Authorization Document, known as a work permit. Required documentation includes:
    1. Unexpired Employment Authorization Card issued to the student.
    2. Unexpired Employment Authorization Card issued to the parent and documentation, such as birth certificate, verifying the parent-child relationship.
  3. Student has requested and been approved for an exemption under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Exemption must be current. Required documentation includes one of the following:
    1. Unexpired Employment Authorization Card issued to the student.
    2. Form I-797, Notice of Action addressed to the student that specifies “Case Type: Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” and “Notice Type: Approval Notice [which has not expired the two (2) year validity.]”

If the student is able to provide proper documentation to establish they meet one of the above requirements, the student must also provide documentation to satisfy both  requirements listed below.

  1. The student must be a graduate of an Arkansas public or private high school or must have earned an Arkansas high school equivalency. Required documentation includes one of the following:

    1. Official high school transcript from an accredited Arkansas public or private institution indicating a graduation date and final grade point average.
    2. GED certificate or scores issued by the Arkansas Department of Career Education or other appropriate state agency.
  2. The student must have resided in Arkansas for at least three (3) years at the time of application for admission. Acceptable documentation can include but is not limited to any of the following:

    1. Official high school transcript from an accredited Arkansas public or private institution indicating a graduation date and final grade point average.

    2. Official college transcript from an Arkansas college or university, if that transcript shows residency at the school for three (3) years immediately prior to UAFS admission.
    3. Billing/rental history indicating Arkansas residency for at least three (3) years prior to admission. Examples include but are not limited to utility bills and rental agreements.
    4. Documented home purchase in Arkansas by the student at least three years prior to admission.
    5. Driver’s license or state identification card issued in the State of Arkansas at least three (3) years prior to admission.
    6. Notarized letter from an employer or landlord verifying Arkansas residency status for at least three (3) years prior to admission.
    7. Other forms of verification may be accepted at the discretion of the institution.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Tuition and any and all fees may be increased or decreased as deemed necessary by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees. The tuition and fees referenced below are for the Fall 2023 semester.

TUITION FOR CREDIT COURSES CHARGE PER CREDIT HOUR FULL TIME (15 HOURS)
In-state and *Border States $188 $2,820
Out-of-state $474 $7,110
International students $497 $7,455

*Border-state tuition is $474 per credit hour with a discount of $286 per credit hour for a net charge per credit hour of $188 the same rate as in-state residents.

MANDATORY FEES CHARGE PER CREDIT HOUR FULL TIME (15 HOURS)
Activity $16.50 $247.50
Athletic $18 $270
Technology $16.50 $247.50
Campus Center $3 $45
Library $3.75 $56.25
Facilities $5 $75
Student Recreation $5 $75
Instructional Technology $17 $255
Infrastructure $7 $105
CHARGE PER SEMESTER/TERM  
Student Health $33
Registration $33
Fitness Center Access $12
OTHER FEES  
New Student Orientation $45
New Student Orientation Housing (one night) $70
International Student Application $50
International Student Orientation $75
Study Abroad/Exchange Student Application $50
Late Rent Payment $25
Cub Camp $80
Cub Camp Early Bird $55
Art Department supply fee $30 per credit hour
College technology fee $5 per credit hour
College facility fee $3 per credit hour
Fitness Center Course $25 per course
Nursing (BSN and PN), imaging sciences, radiography, surgical, technology, and dental hygiene lab fee $35 per lab course
Student teacher internship $225 per course
Student teacher (out of area) internship placement $450 per course
Private music instruction $40 per credit hour
Distance education course $10 per credit hour
College of Health, Education, and Human Sciences Assessment Fees
  ExamSoft - per semester (excludes LPN and graduate)* $36.50
  LPN program $150 per LPN course
  BSN program (starting 3rd semester) $150 per semester
  Surgical Technology Program Assessment (charged in final semester of program) Member: $190; Non-members: $290
Health Sciences Program (excludes LPN and BSN programs) $25 per credit hour
Health Sciences Program - LPN and BSN only $35 per credit hour
Dental Hygiene laboratory fee $45 per lab course
Imaging Science laboratory fee $45 per lab course
BSN Nursing laboratory fee $45 per lab course
Radiography laboratory fee  $45 per lab course
Surgical Technology lab fee $45 per lab course
Surgical Technology AST Gold Bundle Course Fee (one-time fee - SUR 1526) $240
Surgical Technology Trajecsys Course Fee (one-time fee - SUR 153A) $100
Surgical Technology Board Vitals (one-time fee - SUR 1525 and SUR 1546) $120
Radiography Trajecsys Course Fee (one-time fee - RADT 1124) $150
Nursing Skills Bag Fee (course NURS 3113) $200
CPR card fee (one-time fee - HLTH 2953 and HLTH 1001) $10
Graduate MHCA Program Fee (per credit hour) $25
School of Education laboratory fee $20
School of Education Professional Development course fee $20
Sciences laboratory fee - Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience, Physical Science, Physics $35 per lab course
Mathematics laboratory fee $35 per lab course
Computer and Information Sciences laboratory fee $35 per lab course
Engineering laboratory fee $35 per lab course
Electronics Technology/Electrical Engineering course fee $25 per course
Unmanned Aerial Systems course fee $25 per credit hour
Automotive Technology course fee $25 per credit hour
Computer Aided Design course fee $25 per credit hour
Welding Technology course fee $25 per credit hour
Adult Degree Completion Program transcription fee $40 per credit hour
IBM Blockchain Badge Fee (one-time fee) $150
IBM Cybersecurity Badge fee (one-time fee) $150
TESTING FEES  
Business Major Fields Achievement Test (MFAT) $25 per test
Challenge Exam $20 per credit hour
Accuplacer Voucher Test $35
Accuplacer Test $5 per test
Accuplacer Concurrent $25 per test
CLEP administrative fee - student only $25 per test
CLEP administrative fee - non-student $40 per test
CLEP test (payable to College Board) $92 per test
CLEP written essay (payable to College Board) $10 per test
Correspondence test $30 per test
DSST test $100 per test
DSST proctor fee $25 per test
DSST proctor fee - non-student only $40 per test
Miller Analogies test (MAT) $65 per test
NLN PAX PN $35
PRAXIS (paid directly to ETS/maximum $209
TEAS test (paid directly to ATI) $107
TOEFL test (per test/paid directly to ETS) $250
OTHER CHARGES AS APPLICABLE  
Diploma replacement  $20
ID replacement $20
Installment plan service  
  two payment plan (per semester) $25
  three payment plan (per semester) $25
  four payment plan (per semester) $25
  five payment plan (per semester) $25
Installment plan late payment $25
Late payment fee (per semester) $50
Late payment fee (payments under installment plan) $10
Library fines  
  Lost item processing (+ replacement cost) $10
  Inter-library loan fine - UAFS students only (+ charges from loaning library) $1
Graduate program admission application fee $50
Graduate graduation application fee $50
Returned check fee $30
Store Front credit card (per transaction) $2
PLACEMENT FILE FEES  
Additional copies - pickup $2
Additional copies - mailed $3
VEHICLE/TRAFFIC FEES AND FINES  
Parking fee (hangtag -per year) $100
Parking fee (sticker -per year) $80
Employee reserved parking $100
Additional permit for faculty and staff $15
Reserved parking fee (per year) $120
Motorcycle parking fee (per year) $25
Failure to register vehicle violation $100
Handicapped parking violation (per occurrence) $200
Moving violation (per occurrence) $50
Parking violation (per occurrence) $25

Tools, uniforms, and equipment may be required for certain programs on campus.

Mandatory Fee Description

Fees Per Semester

Registration Fee - Provides support for material and administrative expenses related to the student admission process

Student Health Fee - Supports medical and counseling services provided by the Powell Student Health Clinic and University Counseling Center

Fitness Center Access Fee - Supports membership to and day-to-day operational expenses of Recreational and Wellness Center (RAWC)

Fees Per Hour

Activity Fee - Supports auxiliary and extracurricular programs, student activities and organizations, and campus events

Athletic Fee - Supports university athletic operational expenses

Campus Center Fee - Supports the operation of Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center

Technology Fee - Supports maintenance of existing campus academic and administrative technology

Infrastructure Fee - Supports expenses related to the maintenance and improvement of academic and administrative technology, including the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform

Student Recreation Fee - Supports debt service and long-term maintenance of Recreational and Wellness Center (RAWC).

Library Fee - Supports operational expenses (usage, purchase of books, etc.) associated with Boreham Library

Facilities Fee - Supports general maintenance of campus facilities

Intructional Technology Fee - Supports operational expense of learning management system