University Honors Difference
- Grace Semester — To insure that students maintain their scholarships, University Honors has a grace
semester granted specifically by the Honors Director and separate from the institutional
policy. Should a student fall below the required 3.25 semester GPA, a "grace" semester
provides another chance to improve without penalty.
- Honors Curriculum — The curriculum for the Honors program works concurrently with any major. Honors students
are required to take 21 hours of Honors courses. For example, instead of taking American
History, the students take an Honors section of American History.
Additional InformationAll scholarship applicants must be admitted to the University with a Federal Financial
Aid Application (FAFSA) on file before a scholarship will be authorized. All additional
information requested by the Financial Aid Office must be submitted by December 1
in order to meet the aid application requirements for second semester renewal. Main
campus scholarship awards will only pay for main campus coursework and must be used
the fall semester following high school graduation. Students may receive only one
Tech-funded academic scholarship in any semester. Academic scholarship recipients
will have the opportunity to participate in early Honors registration. Scholarship
recipients must live in a residence hall or receive an exemption to the residency
requirements from the Residential Life Office in accordance with established University
policy. Recipients are responsible for making on-campus housing arrangements. Students
who live in Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas are considered
in-state for tuition purposes.
Scholarships are awarded for consecutive fall and spring terms only and do not cover
summer terms. Under Arkansas law, Act 323, other financial aid received may reduce
the value of the academic award. The maximum allowance for institutional scholarships
will be limited so that the total award, including Federal grants and state awarded
funds, does not exceed the actual billed cost for tuition, academic fees, room and
board, plus a stipend up to $1000, not including the Advanced Scholars Stipend.