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The primary purpose of Student Financial Aid at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus 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 all types of Federal aid may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office or online at  You are welcome to email, drop by our office, or call--we will be happy to discuss your financial aid with you and answer any questions you may have.


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2024-2025 Major FAFSA CHANGES

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your application for financial aid at Arkansas Tech University Ozark Campus. 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.


  • 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 aligible college or career/trade school.

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

FAFSA Information 

2023-2024 FAFSAs are still available online at  This application covers Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024. 

2024-2025 FAFSAs are now available online at This application covers Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025. 

Note: If you are receiving any institutional scholarship or waiver from Arkansas Tech University, you must have your FAFSA and all requested documents on file in the Financial Aid Office by August 1 of each year you plan on attending.

 Arkansas Challenge Scholarship 

The deadline to Apply for Arkansas Challenge Scholarship is July 01, 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year. For High School seniors, the only requirement is a 19 on the ACT or equivalent score (246 on accuplacer plus), FAFSA Required. For Non Traditional students please see overview for more information.

Arkansas Futures Grant 

Application deadline is July 1st for the fall semester and January 10 for the spring semester. The purpose of this grant is to increase the education and skills of Arkansas's workforce in an affordable manner. The grant applies to students enrolled in STEM programs or regional high demand areas of study. To view the approved program list, visit  Qualifying Degree Programs. For more information about requirements and to apply, visit

Arkansas Workforce Challenge

The deadline to apply for the Workforce Challenge is 30 days prior to enrollment in an eligible program. The Workforce Challenge Scholarship was created for workforce training in high demand areas of healthcare, information technology, and industry. Classes are not limited to credit-bearing programs. Check on the Occupation List.  For more information about requirements and to apply, visit



  • Direct deposits will be in your bank account the Wednesday after a refund appears on your student account. It is easy to sign up! Just go to your OneTech account, click on Tuition & Aid, and in the Payment Options box, click Enroll in Direct Deposit.