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 https://studentaid.gov/ You are welcome to drop by or call--we will be happy to discuss your financial aid with you and answer any questions you may have.
Types of Aid
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was passed by Congress to help provide economic relief from the national emergency created by COVID-19. One portion of the CARES Act established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) which provides the opportunity for emergency financial aid grants to help cover a student's expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
CARES/HEERF Act grants will be administered by Arkansas Tech, and awarded to:
The funding each school receives is limited, so the grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is depleted.
For more information on the CARES act, eligibility, and to apply visit, https://www.atu.edu/finaid/CARES.php
2022-2023 FAFSAs are still available online at www.studentaid.gov This application covers Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023.
2023-2024 FAFSAs are now available online at www.studentaid.gov. This application covers Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024 NOW!
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.
FAFSAs are still available online apply now. This application covers Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023!
Arkansas Challenge Scholarship
The deadline to Apply for Arkansas Challenge Scholarship is July 01, 2022 for the 2022-2023 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 sams.adhe.edu.
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 sams.adhe.edu.
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