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Tuition & Financial Aid

Important Dates

Fee Explanation

Mandatory Fees

Mandatory fees support university-wide infrastructure, technology, facilities, programs, and administrative operations. A detailed list of mandatory fees and explanations are available by visiting our mandatory fee page.


Financial Value

UAFS offers a high-quality education at a low cost, making it one of the most affordable institutions in the region.


of students received a combined total of
$54 million in federal, state, and institutional financial aid last year


of graduates are employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduation


student to faculty ratio

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Lock in your tuition for up to four years by participating in the UAFS Promise! Contact your advisor to enroll and learn about program requirements.

UAFS is extending its commitment to affordability with the UAFS Promise. Through this program, first-time entering students will have the same low tuition rate for up to four years at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, provided they remain on track to graduate within the timeframe of their designated degree.

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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.

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Types of aid

We know that you and your family are concerned with how to pay for college. UAFS offers a competitive range of options to help you.

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Apply for Aid

Apply online to complete your FAFSA.


Call 479-788-7090 or email for assistance.

Financial Aid Office Hours:

  • Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.