August 28, 2014

Aid Programs

Once financial aid eligibility is determined, the Financial Aid Office offers students a Financial Aid Package. It may be a combination of grants, scholarships and employment. Enrolled hours, residency classification, cumulative grade point average, and other financial assistance already received will affect the amount and type of financial aid students can receive.


Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income first degree undergradaute students to promote access to postsecondary education. Grant amounts are dependent on: the student’s expected family contribution (EFC); the cost of attendance (as determined by the institution); the student’s enrollment status (full-time or part-time); and whether the student attends for a full academic year or less.

In order to apply for a Pell Grant, students must complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is a non-repayable, federally funded, college-based program for undergraduate students receiving their first bachelor’s degree. Awards are made to early applicants who demonstrate the most financial need and have the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

Arkansas Higher Education Opportunities Grant (GO! Grant)

The Go! Grant is based on financial need to help low income students complete their college degrees. Eligibility is based on the family’s adjusted gross income as reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Work-Study

Federal work-study is a need based financial aid award. It is federally funded, college administered program, designed to help students defray the costs of post-secondary education. Students are paid for hours worked, based on time submitted by your department through the college payroll system.
Work assignments are made by the Financial Aid Office.

Workforce Improvement Grant

The Workforce Improvement Grant is a grant for students who are 24 years and older, who file a FAFSA, who are not eligible for a Pell grant or other state aid to cover educational expenses, and who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree. Eligible students may receive up to $2000 per year toward tuition and mandatory fees.