Funding Your Degree


An Arkansas Tech University graduate degree is an investment in your professional potential. There are university resources available to help with the costs of obtaining a graduate degree. For tuition and fee information, click here.



The Council of Graduate Schools has developed a unique online education platform that provides students with financial information about a range of topics including the value of pursuing an advanced degree. Through interactive visualization tools and engaging infographics, we invite students to better understand a variety of issues related to borrowing and spending, potential future earnings, and money management.

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Bordering State Tuition Waiver

Students from states that border Arkansas (Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, or Texas) that have lived in that bordering state for at least 6 consecutive months, are classified as in-state students.

S.T.E.M. Out-of-state Tuition Waiver

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edge award

Esl Degree grant enrichment opportunity

Available to Arkansas K-12 teachers who enter the MA-TESOL program. 
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Interdisciplinary Research Grants

Arkansas Tech University awards up to three Student Interdisciplinary Research Grants to enhance efforts among departments and students for professional growth and development. Grants will be awarded for an amount up to $10,000.00 per proposal. These grants support faculty and student initiatives across all disciplines. The deadline to apply is October 2.
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Graduate student Professional Development & research grants

All full-time graduate students are eligible to apply for a maximum award of 250.00 to fund research and/or professional development opportunities.
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MBA Scholarships

Scholarships available from multiple entities can be viewed via the Online MBA Review website.
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Graduate Scholarships

Arkansas Tech Foundation Scholarships

Inquire or submit application packet to:

Development Office
Christi Brown
1509 N Boulder Avenue, ADM 209
Russellville, AR  72801
(479) 968-0400

Jimmie Hartman Hoover Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was created for the purpose of assisting graduate students at Arkansas Tech University and will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient. The applicant must be a full-time graduate student who is enrolled in 6 semester credit hours in the Instructional Technology degree program and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to students who have an interest in library science. In addition, financial need may be considered.

Neal and Melissa Jenkins Graduate History Scholarship

Through a gift by Dr. Ellen J. Jenkins, the above named scholarship in memory of Neal and Melissa Jenkins has been established to provide scholarships for students accepted to the Arkansas Tech University Graduate Program. The recipient must be a graduate student in History, be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours in History, academic achievement and need will be a consideration in selecting the recipient. Submit two letters of recommendation and an applicant letter detailing need and career goals. Preference will be given to a first year graduate student. The scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient and may be renewed for the succeeding spring semester provided the recipient completed the six-hour course load in the fall semester with a 3.0 grade point average and enrolls in six credit hours of graduate History courses in the spring semester. In the event a qualified first-year student has not applied, a third-semester or higher applicant may be selected on a one-semester basis for the fall or spring. Recipients are not eligible to re-apply in subsequent semesters or years.

Ed Leachman Emergency Management Scholarship

Through the generosity of Roy and Sandy Smith, this scholarship was established to honor Mr. Ed Leachman, former assistant professor of Emergency Management. The recipient of this award must be an undergraduate or graduate student at Arkansas Tech University pursuing a degree within the Department of Emergency Management. The recipient must be active in the International Association of Emergency Managers and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must submit a statement as to how the scholarship will help him/her reach career goals.

Rexann Oller International Students Scholarship

The Rexann Oller International Students Scholarship will be awarded each year to an international student who shows academic achievement in international affairs and/or strong background and interest in international relations. This scholarship is open to all Arkansas Tech International undergraduate and graduate students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Recipients of other tuition scholarships are not eligible to apply. Please contact the office of ATU International Student Services and the Dean of Graduate Studies or full application requirements.


Scholarships Supporting Diversity

McNair Scholars Program

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