The university requires payment of semester charges by 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to the start of each semester. These dates may be found on the Academic and Registration Calendar. Students have the following options:
- Pay balance to $500 or less by 5 pm on the payment deadline
- Set up a payment plan
- Ensure that sufficient financial aid and scholarships are authorized to cover the balance to $500 or less
Students who register for the term after the payment deadline, or who are dropped on the payment deadline date and re-register, have until 5 p.m., on Friday of the first week of the semester to make payment arrangements. Those who do not will be dropped from their classes.
UAFS offers payment plans for those who are unable to make full payment of their current charges. These plans will cover any eligible current semester charges that remain after financial aid has been applied. Please visit our Payment Plan page for details or call our office at 479-788-7060.
University of Arkansas - Fort SmithCashier's OfficePO Box 3649Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649
Be sure to include your student ID number on the payment.
Late fees are assessed during the semester. A $50 late fee may be assessed to any student who has an outstanding balance for registration-related fees after that semester's payment deadline drop date.
An outstanding balance may prevent a student from pre-registering for any semester. A student must have a balance of no more than $200 or be on an approved payment plan for the current semester to participate in priority registrations. The University reserves the right to withhold transcripts or diplomas from any student who fails to pay their student account balance in full by the prescribed deadlines.
Students whose payments are returned to the university as unpaid (for any reason) will be assessed a $30 returned payment fee.
Failure to Pay
- No services are provided to the student while the balance remains outstanding, including receipt of transcripts, diplomas, or further registration privileges at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.
- An outstanding balance with the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith never expires. To receive services at any time in the future, all outstanding charges must be paid in full.
- Failure to attend class and/or pay tuition does not constitute official withdrawal. Charges included by the student remain the student's obligation. A student must officially withdraw from courses to be eligible for a refund.
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith offers several payment plan options, as well as financial aid counseling and support. Students who have financial concerns should contact UAFS Financial Aid and the Cashier's Office as quickly as possible to help avoid unnecessary charges and complications.