Cost of college went up for all students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock


In-state tuition and fees rose 6.1 percent for 2018-19 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Arkansas residents paid $9,544 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $546 more than the $8,998 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 127.9 percent more than residents this year, or $21,754. Their price tag grew 2.6 percent from $21,208 in 2017-18.

About 85 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Arkansas residents. About 6 percent are residents of other states and 9 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 97 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 655 students received grants or scholarships totaling $5.1 million and 430 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.9 million.

Including all undergraduates (10,515), 4,781 students used grants or scholarships totaling $37.2 million, and 3,785 students took out $31.7 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~8,938
$7,624
$8,061
$8,998
$9,544
25.2%
Out-of-state
~631
$17,956
$19,499
$21,208
$21,754
21.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
403
56%
$1,988,639
$4,935
State / local grant or scholarship
413
58%
$445,237
$1,078
Institutional grants or scholarships
363
51%
$2,663,764
$7,338
Grant or scholarship aid total
655
91%
$5,097,640
$7,783
Federal student loans
426
59%
$2,832,156
$6,648
Other student loans
15
2%
$82,507
$5,500
Student loan aid
430
60%
$2,914,663
$6,778
Total student aid
694
97%
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