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. Consult Student Accounts for Tuition and Fee information.



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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.


Graduate students enrolled in certain S.T.E.M programs can apply for a waiver for out of state tuition. 

Military/Veteran/Dependent Waiver

Regardless of residence, Arkansas Tech University shall classify a veteran, member of the armed forces, dependent of a veteran, or spouse of a member of the armed forces as in-state or resident for the purpose of tuition and fees applicable for all programs of study, including distance learning programs.


The ATU Graduate College offers a $500 tuition waiver to qualifying new graduate students on a limited basis.


Graduate students in good academic standing can apply for Assistantships that occur in departments and offices across the campus. These assistantships cover tuition up to a certain number of hours per semester and year, and also include a stipend that varies depending on the assistantship type and department.

For timely consideration for a GA position, students should complete the online application process for a graduate program no later than March 1 for Fall positions and October 1 for Spring.


All full-time graduate students are eligible to apply for a maximum award of 1000.00 to fund research and/or professional development opportunities.


The Financial Aid Department's page contains useful information on funding your college degree and various resources.


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


The Arkansas Department of Higher Education offers the Teacher Opportunity Program as a way of helping teachers and administrators pursue further education. Teachers and administrators with a current teacher or administrator license can apply for reimbursement of out of pocket expenses in pursuing further college education covering up to six college credit hours with up to $3000. Rules and limitations can be found at the above link.


The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries offers a scholarship to aid graduate students pursuing a degree in a field with the aim of helping to fulfill the needs of children and youth. Graduate students pursuing a field such as Counseling, Psychology, Special Education and others are eligible to apply if they are a permanent resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, or Tennessee. More information can be found on their website.


ATU Graduate Scholarships



Office of Research and Graduate Studies Scholarship

Inquire or submit application packet to:

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


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.

John Rollow Memorial

Established as a tribute to John Rollow to assist non-traditional students in English and Creative Writing with tuition expenses, this scholarship is open to any non-traditional undergraduate or graduate student with demonstrated financial need and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.


This scholarship will be awarded as funds are sufficient to a College Student Personnel major who has demonstrated financial need. Each scholarship will be awarded in the fall for one semester and is not renewable for subsequent semesters.


External Scholarships and grant opportunities 

Scholarships Supporting Diversity

McNair Scholars Program

Sallie Mae Graduate Scholarship Search

This search has more than 850,000 scholarships for graduate students totaling up to $1 billion dollars.

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Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

TEACH Grant 

AAUW Career Development Grant

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Conservation Scholarship