The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has never really fit the mold of a typical
university — and we've never really wanted to. Our passion isn't to replicate how
higher education has always been done, but to redefine it for the good of our students,
and we mean all of them. From high school seniors to senior professionals, first-generation
students to second-chance underdogs, our goal has always been to provide each student
with the most relevant education that honors their unique personal situations and
What type of student are you?
Lock in your tuition for up to four years by participating in the UAFS Promise. Contact your academic advisor to enroll and learn about program requirements.
Lock in your tuition for up to four years and graduate on time by signing up for the UAFS Promise program. First-time entering students who stay on track to graduate within the timeframe of their chosen degree will have their tuition rate locked in at the same rate they enjoyed during the freshman year.View promise faqs
Live in the Blue? $ave some Green.
UAFS offers in-state tuition to residents of bordering states. Save more than $9,000 a year with UAFS's in-state tuition program.
FAFSA Applications Open
FAFSA applications for the 2023-24 academic year open Oct. 1, 2022, at StudentAid.gov.
Fall 2022 Semester Begins
Fall 2022 classes begin Monday, Aug. 22, 2022.
Spring 2023 Semester Acceptance Deadline
Admission deadline to be accepted for the spring 2023 semester is Jan. 11, 2023.
Spring 2023 Semester Begins
Spring 2023 classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023.
Summer 2023 Semester Acceptance Deadline
First time students: May 24, 2023
Transfer, readmit, and visiting students: May 31, 2023
Summer 2023 Semester Begins
Summer 2023 classes begin Monday, June 5, 2023.
Fall 2023 Acceptance Dealines
First time students: August 9, 2023
Transfer, readmit, and visiting students: August 16, 2023
Fall 2023 Semester Begins
Fall 2023 classes begin Monday, August 21, 2023.
The college exploration process is an exciting and important time for your family.
We are here to help you both through the application process and understand the many
support services here to help them succeed.
UAFS doesn't serve just one type of student - we serve ALL of them. This is why we work so hard to provide a large number of renewable institutional scholarships to help you reach your academic goals. Whether you are a traditional undergraduate, a transfer student, or returning to college after a break, we have scholarship opportunities available for you.