Student fees and charges are established by the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas System. The University reserves the right to change tuition, room and board, and fees without prior notification.
Estimate of Expenses
The University expects the students to pay tuition, room and board, and other fees at the time of registration.
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NOTE: Fees are subject to change. Verify current Tuition & Fees via Board Policy by contacting Admissions, Student Financial Services or visiting the web at www.uapb.edu.
Any student who officially withdraws from UAPB during a Fall or Spring semester shall be entitled to a refund of Tuition and Fees as follows:
Tuition and Fees *
- 100% adjustment before the first day of class*
- 90% adjustment from day 1 thru day 11 of the semester*
- 80% adjustment from day 12 thru day 21 of the semester*
- 70% adjustment from day 22 thru day 32 of the semester*
- 60% adjustment from day 33 thru day 43 of the semester*
- 50% adjustment from day 44 thru day 54 of the semester*
- 40% adjustment from day 55 thru day 64 of the semester*
(*Includes weekends and holidays)
Any student who drops a class and continues to be enrolled at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff during a Fall or Spring semester shall be entitled to individual course refunds as follows:
- Up to and including the fifth (5th) class day of the semester-100%
- From the sixth (6th) class day thru the tenth (10th) class day of the semester-50%
- The eleventh (11th) class day of the semester and thereafter–NO REFUND
All tuition and fees must be paid by the specified due date each semester. Failure to pay in a timely manner can result in a student’s inability to register for future terms and may affect current enrollment. Accounts not paid are also subject to placement with an outside collection agency. Collection costs and legal fees associated with the collection of delinquent accounts may be added to any outstanding balance.
Students, who receive federal financial aid, begin classes and then withdraw from all classes before completing 60% of the semester will be subject to return certain Title IV funds to the U.S. Department of Education (see section on Return of Title IV Funds).
Individuals paying for tuition, fees, and other services via personal check must include the following information on the check:
- Printed Name and Street Address (No P. O. Box)
- Driver’s License or State ID Number
- Telephone Number
- Pre-Date or Current Date (No Post Date)
- First Party Check (Payable to the University)
- Amount (Figures and words must agree)
- Signature of Check Writer
- Check Number
- Permanent Check (NO TEMPORARY)
Checks that do not receive an approval code through Telecheck will be returned to the customer.
The official withdrawal date will be determined by the Office of Academic Affairs. Refunds will be based on the official withdrawal date, not the date a student stops attending class. The University conforms to Act 310 for the State of Arkansas, which ensures “equitable treatment and refunds when a student withdraws from a state-supported postsecondary educational institution because of activation for military service during a national crisis; providing free tuition for one semester upon deactivation; and other purposes.”
Payment of Fees
Students without aid must make satisfactory financial arrangements and be in good standing in order to receive grades and transcripts, or re-enroll. Payment for charges or satisfactory financial arrangements must be made for each semester no later than the 5th class day for course cancellation adjustments as published in the Academic Calendar each semester unless otherwise indicated. Satisfactory financial arrangements include payment in full via cash, check, credit card (can be made online), financial aid, or enrollment in an installment payment plan with a vendor selected by the University.
The University accepts cashier’s checks, money orders, cash, credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Discover, or American Express), and personal checks for payment of fees.
Payments made by check or money order should be made payable to UAPB and addressed to the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, Office of the Controller, Cashier’s Office, 1301 L.A. ‘Prexy’ Davis Dr., Mail Slot 4984, Pine Bluff AR 71601. The University discourages remitting cash payments by mail.
Monthly Payment Option
UAPB offers, through a third party, a plan that allows students to divide their expenses into equal monthly installments. Through the plan, the balance due the University must be fully paid by the end of the semester. There is an enrollment fee per semester to participate in the plan but there is no interest charged to participants. Enrollment information may be obtained from the Student Financial Services Office.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition is a general registration fee that covers the cost of instruction. Additional fees apply for in-state and out-of-state students. Click for details.
NOTE: Fees are subject to change. Verify current Tuition & Fees via Board Policy by contacting Admissions, Student Financial Services or visiting the web at www.uapb.edu.
Room and Board
Room and board charges are payable at registration. Room and board charges include a residence hall room charge and meals in the University dining hall.
Late Registration Fee
Students who do not complete registration by the last day of regular registration will be charged $34.50.
Students enrolled for any hours on campus will be assessed a health fee of $50.00 per semester. The health fee covers basic health-related services provided at the infirmary.
Room Registration Fee
Each student residing in a campus residence hall must pay a $100.00 fee for first-time residents and a $25.00 fee for returning residents for room reservation. For first-time residents paying the $100.00 fee, $75.00 will be credited back to their accounts. The amount of $25.00 is an administrative charge for processing the residence application and is non-refundable.
Any student who withdraws from the residence hall after the first day of registration during the contract period will be charged 100% for the room. The student will only receive a refund for the unused portion of board.
Senior Citizens Fee
Any student 60 years or older by the last day of registration may enroll at UAPB free of tuition charges. Students 60 years of age or older must meet admission and academic standards and are subject to probation, suspension and dismissal policies applicable to all other students. Persons aged 60 or over accepted for enrollment without paying registration fees shall not be entitled to any University services or benefits other than classroom instruction. Such persons shall not be entitled to student health services, to reduced rate admissions to athletic or other university events, or to similar services and benefits for which fee-paying students are eligible.
Veterans Fee Requirements
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is approved for veterans’ training and encourages service men and women to participate in the educational experience here. The University has an installment payment plan administered by a third party (which requires a small enrollment fee) that allows students to pay over time. Because training allowance checks usually begin thirty to sixty days after registration, this is a good way for veterans registering with VA authorizations to make payment arrangements to satisfy their educational expenses. Interested veterans should contact the Office of Student Financial Services at (870) 575-8302 for assistance in establishing monthly payment due dates that can be coordinated with the receipt of their monthly VA checks.
The following individuals shall be charged a rate of tuition not to exceed the in-state rate for tuition and fees purposes:
- A Veteran using educational assistance under either chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill - Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. 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.
- 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.
- Anyone described 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 above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.
- 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).
- Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 G.I. 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.
- The policy shall be read to be amended as necessary to be compliant with the requirements of 38 U.S.C. 3679 as amended.
Students studying under the Vocational Rehabilitation program must present a statement of authorization when registering. Payment of fees authorized by the Vocational Rehabilitation Case Manager will be deferred until payment is received from the Veterans’ Administration. Any fees not paid by the Veterans’ Administration will be the responsibility of the student. Refunds will not be issued until funds have been received and a credit balance exists.
Financial aid consists of scholarships, grants, loans, and employment opportunities that are available to help students pay the cost of attending the university. Most financial aid resources are based on the students’ documented financial need and are intended to supplement, not replace, the financial resources of the family.
The primary purpose of financial aid at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is to provide assistance to students who, without aid, would be unable to attend college.
Most federal programs require the student to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA gathers information that is used to determine the financial strength of the student’s family and need for assistance.
Application Procedure for Financial Aid
- Get a FSA ID at www.fsaid.ed.gov. The FSA ID lets the student apply, “sign” the online FAFSA and make corrections to the application all online. If the student is providing parent information on the FAFSA, one of the parents also must sign the application and do so electronically. The parent must also apply for an FSA ID.
- Gather the information required to apply, including income tax returns, W-2 forms, and other records of income.
- Complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Apply as soon as possible on or after October 1st of each year.
- Review the Student Aid Report (SAR)-the result of the FAFSA application. Once the application is processed the student will receive an email with a link to the SAR. If necessary, make changes or corrections and resubmit the SAR for reprocessing.
- Return all forms requested to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Office of Student Financial Services. Visit the financial aid page on the UAPB website for more information. If selected for verification, the student will be required to submit a verification worksheet and a federal income tax return transcript and any additional forms deemed necessary.
Once a student’s aid is determined, an award letter will be processed and made available online via the student’s WebAdvisor account. The purpose of the award letter is to identify the types of aid individual students are eligible for and to allow the student to accept or reject the aid offered. Awards offered must be accepted or rejected online via WebAdvisor once a student is fully admitted to the University.
To receive priority consideration for financial aid, students must submit all required forms by April 15th. Following is a general summary of the programs available at UAPB.
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant Program is for undergraduate students who have not yet completed a first baccalaureate and who have not obtained a professional degree. The amount of the grant is determined by the need analysis formula and is based on the student’s cost of attendance, expected family contribution and enrollment status. The amount of the grant varies according to need. For the 2017-18 award year, the maximum Federal Pell Grant is $5,920.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
FSEOG grants are intended, as the name implies, to supplement other aid. These grants are federally funded with each school receiving a fixed amount each year. Funds are awarded to a limited number of undergraduate students with preference given to Federal Pell recipients demonstrating exceptional financial need.
Federal Work-Study (FWS)
This program allows students the opportunity to work part-time while attending school. The amount available depends on the students’ financial need and availability of funds. The maximum number of hours a student may work during a period of enrollment is 20 hours per week. Students must complete an I-9 form and W-4 and be authorized by the Office of Student Financial Services.
Federal Loan Programs
Student loans, unlike grants and work-study, are borrowed monies that must be repaid.
Federal William D. Ford Direct Loans: Stafford Loans are for undergraduate and graduate students. Students must be attending school at least half-time to be eligible for a Direct Loan. There are two types of Direct Loans: subsidized and unsubsidized. A subsidized loan is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and the interest on these loans is paid by the U. S. Department of Education during certain periods. Financial need is not a requirement to obtain an unsubsidized Direct Loan. The amount of the Direct Loan depends on the students’ financial need, academic level and dependency status.
Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS): PLUS loans enable parents with good credit histories to borrow to pay the expenses of their dependent student. The annual limit is equal to the cost of attendance minus any other aid received.
Disbursement of Funds
All funds awarded are placed directly into the students’ accounts at UAPB. Credit(s) applied to a student’s account may result in a refund to the student if the credit(s) exceeds the charges applied to the account. Refunds are processed by the Office of Student Financial Services. Refunds of any federal financial aid for which the student may be eligible are given within 14 days of being credited to the student’s account. Refunds are made available weekly on Friday’s unless otherwise announced.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Academic success is important and necessary for students to receive federal Title IV financial aid. At the end of each semester (fall, spring and summer), the students’ academic record will be reviewed to verify that they have made satisfactory academic progress toward earning their degrees. Satisfactory academic progress requires students to pass a required number of hours with a minimum cumulative grade point average in a maximum timeframe. The policy applies to all students-continuing, transfer, and re-entry. Students must maintain the following minimum cumulative grade point (GPA) averages:
Minimum Grade Point Average
Undergraduate Students: The minimum GPA requirement is based on the number of attempted hours.
Pace or Successful Completion of Course Work Attempted
To be considered as progressing successfully, students must complete at least 67% of all attempted credit hours. Successful completion of a course is defined as a passing grade. Grades of “W” (withdrawn), “F” (failed), “UF” (unofficial withdrawal), or “I” (incomplete) are not considered successful completion. Pace is calculated using the following formula:
Cumulative # of hrs. student successfully completed
Cumulative # of hrs. student attempted
Maximum Time Frame: The following is the maximum number of hours a student may attempt in completion of his/her degree and remain eligible for federal Title IV financial aid.
Undergraduate Students-180 hours
Graduate Students-45 hours
All coursework attempted, including periods when the student does not receive federal Title IV aid, will be considered in determining the maximum time frame students have to complete a degree and in the calculations of the cumulative grade point average and pace.
–Transfer Hours: All transfer work transcripted by the UAPB Registrar will be counted in determination of the cumulative GPA, in the ratio to determine the successful completion of course work, and in the determination of the maximum time frame.
–Repeated Coursework: If a student repeats a course, the highest grade earned will be used to calculate his/her GPA. All hours
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attempted, including repeated course, will be used to determine the student’s pace and maximum time frame. Only one repeat per course with a passing grade will be eligible for financial aid.
– Impact of Academic Clemency: The Office of Student Financial Services must count all prior work attempted in determining eligibility for federal financial aid, including hours forfeited through the Academic Clemency Policy.
– Grade Changes: Once a grade change occurs, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Office of Student Financial Services if he/she wishes to have eligibility for financial aid recalculated based on the grade change.
Financial Aid Warning
If a student fails to meet satisfactory academic progress standards, the student will be placed on financial aid warning status and be permitted to receive federal financial aid for one additional semester. Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of all academic services available to improve their academic progress during this semester. If satisfactory progress standards are not met at the end of the warning semester, the student will NOT be eligible to receive federal financial aid for the next semester.
Financial Aid Termination
If a student fails to meet satisfactory academic progress standards after the warning semester, federal financial aid eligibility will be terminated. Students will be responsible for all charges during semesters for which they register for classes and do not receive federal financial aid.
Financial Aid Appeal
Students who have extenuating circumstances may appeal the termination of federal financial aid. Examples of extenuating or mitigating circumstances include illness under a doctor’s care, illness or accidents requiring hospitalization or the prolonged illness of a dependent, death of an immediate family member, or other life altering events. The appeal may not be based on the need for assistance or lack of knowledge of the academic requirements. The appeal must be submitted in writing and include why the student failed to meet the standards with an explanation of what has changed that will now allow the standards to be met. Supporting documentation of the extenuating circumstance is required.
The deadline for submitting an appeal is no later than the fifth (5th) day of class of the term for which the appeal is requested. The decision of the Financial Aid Appeal Committee is final; there is no further avenue of appeal. An appeal will either be…
- Denied: Students who are denied will not be eligible to receive federal financial aid.
- Probation: The appeal is approved and the student is eligible to receive federal financial aid for one additional semester. The student must meet the satisfactory academic progress standards at the end of the semester or financial aid eligibility will be terminated.
- Academic Plan: The appeal is approved and the student will be given an academic plan with performance standards that must be adhered to for the student to remain eligible for federal financial aid.
Reinstatement of Financial Aid
After federal financial aid termination, students may be eligible for reinstatement of financial aid after the student enrolls in courses at his/her own expense and meets the terms of the satisfactory academic progress policy.
Return of Title IV Funds
The law specifies how UAPB must determine the amount of Title IV program assistance that a student earns if he/she withdraws from school. The Title IV programs that are covered by this law and offered at UAPB are: Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Direct Loans and PLUS Loans.
When you withdraw, the amount of Title IV program assistance that you have earned up to that point is determined by a specific formula. If you received (or UAPB or your parent received on your behalf) less assistance than the amount that you earned, you may be able to receive additional funds in a post-withdrawal disbursement. If you received more assistance than you earned, the excess funds must be returned by the university and/or you.
The amount of assistance that you have earned is determined on a prorata basis. For example, if you completed 30% of the semester, you earned 30% of the assistance that you were scheduled to receive for that semester. Once you have completed more than 60% of the semester, you earn all the assistance that you were scheduled to receive for that period; however, there are some Title IV funds that you may have been scheduled to receive that cannot be disbursed to you once you withdraw because of eligibility requirements. For example, if you are a first-time, first-year undergraduate student and have not completed the first 30 days of the semester before you withdraw, you will not receive any Stafford Loan Funds that you would have received had you remained enrolled past the 30th day.
The official withdrawal date is the date the Office of the Registrar receives written notification of your intent to withdraw. In the case of an unofficial withdrawal (student stopped attending classes), the University will assume the last date of enrollment was the mid-point of the semester (50%) unless documentation of a different date is provided.
UAPB must return this amount even if it did not keep this amount of your Title IV program funds. The funds will be returned in the following order, up to the amount disbursed from each source:
- Federal Direct Loans Unsubsidized
- Federal Direct Loans Subsidized
- Federal PLUS Loans
- Federal Pell Grants
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
If UAPB is not required to return all of the excess funds, you must return the remaining amount. Any loan funds you must return, you (or your parent for a PLUS Loan) must repay in accordance with the terms of the promissory note. That is, you make scheduled payments to the holder of the loan over a period of time.
If you receive (or UAPB or your parent receives on your behalf) excess Title IV program funds that must be returned, UAPB must return a portion of the excess equal to the lesser of:
- Your institutional charges multiplied by the unearned percentage of your funds, or
- The entire amount of excess funds.
Any amount of unearned grant funds that you must return is called an overpayment. The maximum amount of a grant overpayment that you must repay is half of the grant funds you received or were scheduled to receive. You must make arrangements with UAPB or the Department of Education to return the unearned grant funds.
UAPB will return unearned funds for which it is responsible as soon as possible, but no later than 45 days after the date we determined you withdrew. You must return/repay any unearned funds for which you are responsible to repay within 45 days of receiving notification a repayment is due.
The requirements for Title IV program funds when you withdraw are separate from any refund that you may be eligible for under the UAPB refund policy. Therefore, you may still owe funds to the university to cover unpaid institutional charges or funds the university was required to return as part of the Return to Title IV Funds policy.
Arkansas Department of Higher Education Financial Aid Programs
The following programs are administered by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE). The eligibility requirements and rules governing the programs are subject to legislative and regulatory amendments. These programs are for Arkansas residents attending an approved Arkansas university such as the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. For additional information on these programs contact ADHE or visit their website, www.adhe.edu.
Academic Challenge Scholarship
(Funded by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery)
Traditional students (students who enter college within 12 months after graduating from high school) and non-traditional students are eligible to receive the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship. Traditional students who graduate from an Arkansas public high school and successfully complete the Smart Core Curriculum and either achieve at least a 2.5 high school grade point average (GPA) or have a composite score of 19 or higher on the ACT meet the criteria to receive the scholarship. Other criteria apply to students who do not graduate from an Arkansas public high school or complete the Smart Core. Non-traditional students who enroll with less than 12 college hours must have a composite score of 19 or higher on the ACT or an equivalent test or achieved a high school GPA from an Arkansas public high school of at least 2.5. Non-traditional students with 12 or more hours must have a college GPA of 2.5 or higher. Other criteria apply to students who do not graduate from an Arkansas public high school.
Second Effort Scholarship
The top ten scorers on the GED exam during the previous calendar year are awarded scholarships of up to $1,000 annually.
Governor’s Scholars Program
Governor’s scholarships are $4,000 annually and awarded to graduating high school seniors based on academic achievement, test scores and leadership. The Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship is awarded to those scoring 32 on the ACT or 1410 on the SAT, and a 3.50 GPA, or is named a National Merit Finalist or National Achievement Scholar. The scholarship pays tuition, mandatory fees, room and board up to $10,000 per year.
Law Enforcement Officers’ Dependents Scholarship Program
This program provides a waiver of in-state tuition, mandatory fees, and on-campus room for dependents and spouses of Arkansas law enforcement officers, some Highway and Transportation Department employees, and other public employees, who were killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.
Military Dependents Scholarship Program
This program offers waivers of tuition, fees, room and board for dependents and spouses of Arkansans who were killed or missing in action or who were prisoners of war or who are totally and permanently disabled. Recipients do not have to be Arkansas residents; however, the parent or spouse must have been an Arkansas resident at the time he/she entered the service or whose official residence is within the state of Arkansas.
Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
This program allows undergraduate students to conduct in-depth research projects in their specific fields of study with the assistance of faculty mentors.
The academic scholarship program at UAPB is designed to recognize and reward students who have excelled academically. Please contact the Office of Recruitment or visit the website for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org,
Full Tuition (up to 15 credit hours per semester); enrollment fees; room/board (double occupancy); and books (up to $750 per semester) awarded to first-time freshmen with a minimum 3.75 GPA and minimum composite ACT score 28/NEW SAT score 1310 or high school class valedictorian or salutatorian with a minimum ACT 23/SAT 1130. To renew the award each year, recipients must maintain at least a 3.5 UAPB cumulative GPA and complete 15 credit hours per semester. The scholarship may be received for a maximum of 8 semesters (fall and spring only).
In-State: $11,000 per year
Out-Of-State: $15,000 per year
Awarded to first-time freshmen with a minimum 3.5 GPA and minimum composite ACT score 23/NEW SAT score 1130 or graduate in the top 5% of your high school class with a minimum ACT 21/SAT 1060. Applicants from states bordering Arkansas will receive an award based on a discounted tuition rate. To renew the award each year, recipients must maintain at least a 3.2 UAPB cumulative GPA and complete 15 credit hours per semester. The scholarship may be received for a maximum of 8 semesters (fall and spring only).
Dean’s Academic Scholarship
In-State: $5,000 per year
Out-Of-State: $8,000 per year
Awarded to first-time freshmen with a minimum 3.25 GPA and minimum composite ACT score 21/NEW SAT score 1060 or graduate in the top 10% of your high school class with a minimum ACT 19/SAT 980. Applicants from states bordering Arkansas will receive an award based on a discounted tuition rate. To renew the award each year, recipients must maintain at least a 3.00 UAPB cumulative GPA and complete 15 credit hours per semester. The scholarship may be received for a maximum of 8 semesters (fall and spring only).
Transfer Student Scholarship
In-State: $5,000 per year
Out-Of-State: $7,500 per year
Awarded to first-time entering transfer students to UAPB with a minimum 3.20 GPA and have at least 60 and no more than 85 credit hours. To renew the award each year, recipients must maintain at least a 3.00 UAPB cumulative GPA and complete 12 credit hours per semester. The scholarship may be received for a maximum of 4 semesters (fall and spring only).
RN to BSN Scholarship
In-State and Out-of-State: $2,500 per year
Awarded to applicants who have a valid RN License and a minimum 3.00 GPA (this GPA will be calculated from grades in nursing-related courses as deemed by the Coordinator of the nursing program). To renew the award each year, recipients must maintain at least a 3.00 UAPB cumulative GPA and complete 8 credit hours a semester. This scholarship may be received for a maximum of four semesters (fall and spring only).
UAPB Leadership Scholarship
In-State and Out-of-State: $1,000 per year
Awarded to first-time entering freshmen with a minimum 3.00 GPA and a minimum composite score of 19 on the ACT and a 980 on the SAT. To renew the award each year, recipients must maintain at least a 2.50 UAPB cumulative GPA and complete 12 credit hours a semester. The scholarship may be received for a maximum of 8 semesters (fall and spring only).
Golden Lion Book Scholarship
In-State and Out-of-State: $500 per year
Awarded to first-time entering freshmen with a minimum 2.75 GPA and a minimum composite score of 17 on the ACT and a 910 on the SAT. To renew the award each year, recipients must maintain at least a 2.50 UAPB cumulative GPA and complete 12 credit hours a semester. The scholarship may be received for a maximum of 8 semesters (fall and spring only).
New Era Scholarship
2.80-2.99 $750 and Books
3.50 And above $4,000
Awarded to first-time entering freshmen with a minimum 2.80 GPA and a minimum composite score of 19 on the ACT and a 980 on the SAT. To renew the award each year, recipients must maintain at least a 3.0 UAPB cumulative GPA and must complete 12 credit hours a semester. This scholarship may be received for one year only (fall and spring only). This scholarship is void if one of the four-year institutional scholarships is awarded.
Neighbors of Arkansas Tuition Assistance Scholarship
Tier A: 90% award -Tier A must have an ACT Composite 19; SAT Composite 980; 2.9 GPA or above.
Tier B: 80% award -Tier B must have an ACT Composite 17-18; SAT Composite 900; 2.9 GPA or above.
Tier C: 50% award -Tier C must have an ACT Composite 17; SAT Composite 900; 2.6 GPA or above.
Award is based on discounted tuition rates for states neighboring Arkansas. Applicant must have graduated from an accredited high school and meet the criteria listed. To renew the award each year, recipients must maintain at least a 2.75 UAPB cumulative GPA and complete 24 credit hours per academic year.
Band Scholarships are service awards and are based on the students’ ability, productivity, and attitude. Scholarships offered range from partial to full tuition and are awarded per semester. These service awards are renewable each semester for up to four years or 8 semesters. Scholarship students will perform in several university band ensembles. The ensembles include and are not limited to the following: “The Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South,” UAPB Pep Band, Concert Bands, Jazz Ensemble, Messiah Orchestra, Small section ensembles (i.e. Percussion Ensemble). All students must audition in person or via video tape in order to potentially receive a band service scholarship.
Vesper Choir Scholarships
Scholarships up to full tuition are awarded to incoming students based on the quality of their audition and interview. Also required is a letter of recommendation from their high school choir director. Scholarships are renewable each year based on a performance-based evaluation. For more information (including audition requirements), visit the Music Department/Vesper Choir web site or contact the Music Department.
Chancellor’s Hardship Scholarships
For scholarship information, contact the Office of Student Financial Services at (870) 575-8302.
Student athletes may receive scholarships based on their athletic abilities in football, basketball, baseball, golf, softball and track and field. Contact the UPAB athletic department for scholarship information.
Student Government Association (SGA) Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded to student leaders including the SGA President, Vice President, Director of Public Relations, Secretary, Treasurer and Treasurer-Elect. Other awards are made to the editors of the Arkansawyer and the Lion Yearbook and to Miss UAPB.
School of Education Scholarships
In addition to the scholarships listed below, there are a number of scholarship opportunities for Education majors included in the Alumni Endowment Scholarships.
School of Education Academic Scholarship
This scholarship is provided by the School of Education and awarded to a junior or senior education major with the highest GPA. Applicants are required to write a two page double spaced essay on the “Current issues/trends in Education in Arkansas” as part of the application process.
Walton Delta Teacher Scholarships
The Walton Delta Teacher Scholars Program is designed to fund scholarships for African-American students majoring in Teacher Education.
Other Scholarships and Educational Awards
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
The United States Army annually awards scholarships to highly motivated students with a strong commitment to military service. The scholarship pays for tuition, fees and a standard amount for textbooks and supplies. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will offer room and board scholarships to recipients of U. S. Army ROTC Scholarships who reside on campus. For more information contact the Department of Military Science at UAPB.
Arkansas Geographical Critical Needs Minority Teacher Scholarships
These scholarships provide assistance to African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American and Native American students who agree to teach in the Delta or in a geographical area of the state where there exists a critical shortage of teachers as designated by the Arkansas State Board of Education.
State Scholarship (ACT 1264)
An ACT to make appropriations to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff for scholarships.
Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program
This is a merit-based program designed to recognize and promote student excellence and achievement. Although it is a federally funded program, it is administered by the states. Byrd Scholars receive up to $1,500 per year for up to a maximum of four years of undergraduate study.
The Corporation for National and Community Service, more popularly known as AmeriCorps, offers educational awards to individuals who serve communities before, during, or after postsecondary education. AmeriCorps volunteers meet community needs through a variety of services such as renovating housing, immunizing children, and policing neighborhoods. After one year, AmeriCorps volunteers may receive educational awards to be used for the payment of college cost or the repayment of student loans.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers benefit programs for education or training. These include active duty or reservist benefits for veterans under the Montgomery GI Bill. They also include benefits under the Survivors’ and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEAP). DEAP benefits are available to the spouse or child of certain veterans who are deceased, permanently disabled, or forcibly detained or interred by a foreign government or power while in the line of duty.
Restricted to individuals who have physical or mental disabilities that affect employment. The award provides vocational counseling and guidance, medical restorative services and appliances, job placement and follow-up, and skill training services for employment. Funds may be available for tuition, books and supplies as well as other expenses. Students should contact their state’s Department of Rehabilitation Services for further information.
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship
The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship fund awards merit scholarships to students attending Historically Black Public Colleges and Universities.
PLEASE NOTE: All scholarships received by students must be disbursed in accordance with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff policies and the Arkansas State Stacking Policy.
Institutional Scholarships Requirements
UAPB Endowed Scholarship Programs
The University has two Endowed Scholarship Programs - The AM&N/UAPB National Alumni Association Endowment Fund and the UAPB Foundation Fund Endowments.
AM&N/UAPB National Alumni Association Endowment Fund
The Alumni Endowed Fund awards 137 scholarships annually. These scholarships are supported by 13 Alumni Chapters, 20 graduating classes of the institution, and 104 families, organizations, and individuals. Applications are accepted from the beginning of January each year until mid-February. Some scholarships are need-based, some are competitive, and others are designated for specific home towns and majors. To qualify, all applicants must have 30 or more cumulative hours and a minimum GPA of 2.3 on a 4.0 Scale.
Eligibility requirements and application procedures for this scholarship program can be found at www.uapb.edu.
UAPB Foundation Fund Endowments
Endowed funds for scholarships and awards deposited for use by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) with the University of Arkansas Foundation, Inc. (or funds originating from such deposits), are for the specific purpose of benefiting students attending UAPB. The funds received through the UAPB Foundation Fund are held in trust and generate income for scholarships. The current spending policy of the University of Arkansas Foundation, Inc., is to expend for scholarships and awards approximately 4.5% of the fair market value of the endowment - calculated on a three-year rolling average.
The annual income generated is expended according to Foundation guidelines. In general, a portion of the annual income is reinvested to continue building the endowment, thus ensuring the viability for the future. The remaining portion is expended directly for the purposes designated by the donor. The principal remains untouched.
Currently, there are over 235 scholarships/awards made through various departments and offices at UAPB. For additional information on UAPB Foundation Fund scholarships and awards, please visit the Development Office webpage (www.uapb.edu/giving). You may also contact the academic department for your field of study for application deadlines and to obtain application forms.