The Financial Aid Office

The primary purpose of Student Financial Aid at Arkansas Tech University is to provide assistance to students who, without aid, would be unable to attend college. All awards are administered by the Financial Aid Office in accordance with state and federal regulations and the University's equal educational opportunity policy.

Application forms for any type of federal aid may be obtained from  https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. You are welcome to drop by or call and we will be happy to discuss your financial aid with you and answer any questions you may have.

Arkansas Tech's school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Types of Aid

 

 

Learn About Financial Literacy 

Tech $ense is a program designed to educate those interested in obtaining higher education about how to navigate the financial side of attending college. It's more than just scholarships or loans - staying financially informed will help you for years after you complete your degree.

Explore Tech $ense

 

Thinking about withdrawing?

If you have federal aid and are thinking about withdrawing from courses, click below to find out more information about how dropping might impact your aid.

WITHDRAWAL INFORMATION


summer info

This applies each summer unless otherwise noted.

Summer 2024 will use the 2023-2024 FAFSA application. 

You must be enrolled in at least 6 hours to receive student loans in the summer.

If you used all of your scheduled aid in Fall/Spring, you may still be eligible for summer aid.  Contact Financial Aid to inquire about your summer eligibility.

**Summer aid will only pay for the classes you are enrolled in as of 5:00 pm on the last day to drop classes with 100% reduction of tuition and fees. 

You will not be eligible for more aid if you add classes after this date.**

This date is:

TBD
for all sessions of summer 2024

Note: You should always check with Financial Aid before you drop a class as this could affect your aid eligibility.

 

Special Consideration

We recongize that the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) information may not always accurately portray your current financial situation. If your financial situation has changed due to circumstances beyond your control, you may request a special consideration review of your financial aid eligibility based on those circumstances. 

Announcements

  • The 2024-25 FAFSA is available now at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. The 2024-25 FAFSA will be for the Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025 terms, There are many changes to this upcoming year's FAFSA, so please let us know if we can help! We will not be processing FAFSAs until later in March, but go ahead and apply. You should receive information from the Department of Higher Education in mid-March. If you have questions, you can also see these tips on Federal Student Aid's YouTube Channel, and here is a link to a 2024-25 playlist.

  • Arkansas Tech University’s Fight on Fund provides financial resources to assist students who have experienced an emergency or crisis. To manage funding and to serve as many students as possible, the Fight on Fund Committee reviews each application on a case by case basis.

    The application for the Fight on Fund can be found at https://www.atu.edu/fightonfund/. Here you can find additional information on requirements, the application process, etc. 

CONTACT FINANCIAL AID


Brown Hall, Suite 206
105 West O Street
Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: (479) 968-0399
Email: fa.help@atu.edu