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


In-state tuition and fees rose 0.8 percent for 2018-19 at the University of Arkansas, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Arkansas residents paid $9,130 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $68 more than the $9,062 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 175.7 percent more than residents this year, or $25,168. Their price tag grew 3.5 percent from $24,308 in 2017-18.

About 50 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Arkansas residents. About 49 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 77 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 2,926 students received grants or scholarships totaling $21.1 million and 2,099 students took out student loans totaling more than $16.4 million.

Including all undergraduates (27,778), 12,699 students used grants or scholarships totaling $97.7 million, and 8,617 students took out $56.9 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
13,889
$8,522
$8,820
$9,062
$9,130
7.1%
Out-of-state
~13,611
$21,826
$23,168
$24,308
$25,168
15.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the University of Arkansas 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
966
19%
$4,595,674
$4,757
State / local grant or scholarship
2,089
42%
$4,892,785
$2,342
Institutional grants or scholarships
2,232
44%
$11,607,797
$5,201
Grant or scholarship aid total
2,926
58%
$21,096,256
$7,210
Federal student loans
2,049
41%
$11,360,091
$5,544
Other student loans
335
7%
$5,017,941
$14,979
Student loan aid
2,099
42%
$16,378,032
$7,803
Total student aid
3,888
77%
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