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?
Now that you're admitted, here are some important next steps!
- Complete your FAFSA. The application becomes available Oct. 1.
- Submit proof of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella through your UAFS Application Portal.
- Schedule your R.O.A.R. registration appointment.*
- Submit your official college transcripts by having your institution send them to Registrar@uafs.edu.
- Submit your official AP scores through College Board.
*Applies only to first-time freshmenLearn more about next steps.
FAFSA Applications Open
FAFSA applications for the 2022-23 academic year open Oct. 1, 2021, at StudentAid.gov.
Priority Scholarship Application Deadline
Priority application deadline for incoming Freshman Merit and Prestigious scholarships
is Nov. 15, 2021.
Spring 2022 Financial Aid Processing Deadline
Financial aid processing deadline for spring 2022 is Dec. 1, 2021.
Spring 2022 Semester Begins
Spring 2022 classes begin Jan. 10, 2022.
Spring 2022 Census Date
Official headcount for the spring 2022 semester takes place Jan. 25, 2022
Early Bird Financial Aid Deadline
Early bird financial aid processing deadline for fall 2022 takes place March 1, 2022.
Priority Application Deadline for Transfer Scholarships
Priority application deadline for fall 2022 Transfer Achievement and Phi Theta Kappa
Transfer scholarships takes place June 1, 2022.
Fall 2022 Financial Aid Processing Deadline
Financial aid processing deadline for fall 2022 takes place July 1, 2022.
Experience life as a Lion by joining us on Saturday, April 23 for Den Day. You’ll visit with professors in the programs of your choice and receive personal tours of the classrooms and labs associated with each area. You'll also gain access to some of UAFS's most popular student facilities and enjoy lunch on us. Registration will open in February 2022. It's the perfect chance to see what it's like to be part of the Pride of Arkansas.
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.
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.