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.

Financial Aid Summer Hours (May 13-August 9):
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Friday

2024-25 Major FAFSA Changes

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your application for financial aid at Arkansas Tech University. The FAFSA has minor changes each year, but for 2024-25, the biggest changes in several decades are being implemented via the FAFSA Simplification Act.

The FAFSA Simplification Act expands eligibility for federal financial aid, streamlines the financial aid application process for students and families, provides a better user experience in completing the form, and also reduces completion barriers for certain student populations. There is no income cut-off to qualify for federal student aid, and many factors- such as the size of your family and your year in school- are taken into account to determine your Financial Aid Eligibility.

Federal Aid Eligibility includes that you:
  • have financial need for need-based aid,
  • are a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen, and
  • are enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program at an eligible college or career/trade school.

The 2024-25 FAFSA is available now at

Click here for a link to videos provided by Federal Student Aid to assist you in completing the form.

We understand that the financial aid process can be confusing and complex, and we are here to help. You may contact the Arkansas Tech Financial Aid Office by phone at 479-968-0399, email at, or in-person in RC Brown Hall, Suite 206. 

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ATU's School Code: 001089

Application forms for any federal aid may be obtained from the official FAFSA website. 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.




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


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.






The 2024-25 FAFSA is available now

The 2024-25 FAFSA information will be used for the Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025 terms. There are many changes to this 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. If you have questions, you can also see tips on Federal Student Aid's YouTube Channel, and here is a link to a 2024-25 playlist.

Fill Out The FAFSA
Fight On Fund

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.

Learn More & Apply




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

Phone: (479) 968-0399