New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award Scholarship

**Updated Fall 2016 – Changes Effective Summer 2017**

The New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award Scholarship (NRTA) is an opportunity that benefits students from across the country by making tuition and fees even more affordable. The NRTA scholarship covers the majority of the difference between out-of-state tuition and in-state tuition and is automatically granted to eligible degree-seeking students. Students must apply for admission to be considered but are not required to submit a separate scholarship application. New Arkansan NRTA recipients will be first notified on their admission profile residency statement. Awarded students will also receive additional information from the Academic Scholarship Office.

Eligibility

The New Arkansan NRTA is awarded to entering freshmen and transfer students from Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. The Extended States New Arkansan NRTA is awarded to entering freshmen and transfer students from the rest of the country.

New Arkansan NRTA

Entering freshmen must have a 3.20 or higher cumulative high school GPA on a 4.0 scale and an ACT score of at least 24 or an equivalent 1160 SAT (new exam) or 1090 SAT (old exam) combined math and critical reading score. See our SAT Redesign policy for more information.

Transfer students must have at least a 3.00 or higher overall cumulative college GPA and at least 24 transferable hours. Transfer students with fewer than 24 hours must meet the requirements for both entering freshmen and transfer students. In addition, recipients must be U.S. citizens, legal residents of the United States, or foreign nationals permitted to pursue a course of study in the United States.  

Students can continue to improve grade point averages and/or test scores after admission. Qualifying GPA/test scores must be earned prior to the student's first day of classes at the University of Arkansas.

The NRTA is only available to incoming new students. A student who does not meet the eligibility criteria at the time of enrollment may only become eligible for the award in a future term by receiving a University of Arkansas scholarship of $4,000 or more, pursuant to Fayetteville Policies and Procedures 516.0.

Award Amount

Award Amount Eligibility Criteria
90% 3.60 GPA and 30 ACT / 1390 SAT (New) or 1320 SAT (Old)
80% 3.40 GPA and 28 ACT / 1310 SAT (New) or 1240 SAT (Old)
70% 3.20 GPA and 24 ACT / 1160 SAT (New) or 1090 SAT (Old)
See our SAT Redesign policy for more information.
Award Amount Eligibility Criteria
90% 3.30 cumulative GPA
80% 3.00 cumulative GPA

Entering freshmen with a 3.60 or higher cumulative GPA and a 30 or higher ACT score or an equivalent 1390 SAT (new exam) or 1320 SAT (old exam) combined math and critical reading score will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 90% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Entering freshmen with a 3.40 or higher cumulative GPA and a 28 or higher ACT score or an equivalent 1310 SAT (new exam) or 1240 SAT (old exam) combined math and critical reading score will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 80% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Entering freshmen with a 3.20 or higher cumulative GPA and a 24 or higher ACT score or an equivalent 1160 SAT (new exam) or 1090 SAT (old exam) combined math and critical reading score will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 70% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.

Transfer students with a 3.30 or higher cumulative transfer GPA will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 90% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Transfer students with a 3.00 or higher cumulative transfer GPA will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 80% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.

  How to Apply

Extended States New Arkansan NRTA

Entering freshmen must have a 3.60 or higher cumulative high school GPA on a 4.00 scale and an ACT score of at least 26 or an equivalent 1240 SAT (new exam) combined math and critical reading score. See our SAT Redesign policy for more information.

Transfer students must have at least a 3.30 or higher overall cumulative college GPA and at least 24 transferable hours. Transfer students with fewer than 24 hours must meet the requirements for both entering freshmen and transfer students. In addition, recipients must be U.S. citizens, legal residents of the United States, or foreign nationals permitted to pursue a course of study in the United States.

Students can continue to improve grade point averages and/or test scores after admission. Qualifying GPA/test scores must be earned prior to the student's first day of classes at the University of Arkansas.

The NRTA is only available to incoming new students. A student who does not meet the eligibility criteria at the time of enrollment may only become eligible for the award in a future term by receiving a University of Arkansas scholarship of $4,000 or more, pursuant to Fayetteville Policies and Procedures 516.0.

Award Amount

Award Amount Eligibility Criteria
80% 3.60 GPA and 28 ACT / 1310 SAT (New) or 1240 SAT (Old)
50% 3.60 GPA and 26 ACT / 1240 SAT (New) or 1170 SAT (Old)
See our SAT Redesign policy for more information.
Award Amount Eligibility Criteria
80% 3.50 cumulative GPA
50% 3.30 cumulative GPA

Entering freshmen with a 3.60 or higher cumulative GPA and a 28 or higher ACT score or an equivalent 1310 SAT (new exam) or 1240 SAT (old exam) combined math and critical reading score will receive an Extended States New Arkansan NRTA that pays 80% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Entering freshmen with a 3.60 or higher cumulative GPA and a 26 or higher ACT score or an equivalent 1240 SAT (new exam) or 1170 SAT (old exam) combined math and critical reading score will receive an Extended States New Arkansan NRTA that pays 50% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.

Transfer students with a 3.50 or higher cumulative GPA will receive an Extended States New Arkansan NRTA that pays 80% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Transfer students with a 3.30 or higher cumulative GPA will receive an Extended States New Arkansan NRTA that pays 50% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.

  How to Apply

Renewal Criteria

Students must complete 24 or more hours per academic year and maintain a 2.75 or higher cumulative GPA to renew the New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award Scholarship. See the NRTA Renewal page for more specific criteria.

Average Cost of Attendance Per Year for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

These estimates are based on necessary expenses for an undergraduate student taking 30 credit hours per year in Fulbright College at the University of Arkansas. Actual cost of attendance will vary depending on number of hours enrolled, college, and courses.

Expense Amount in US Dollars
Hours 30
Tuition $7,204
Fees $1,616
Tuition/Fee Subtotal $8,820
Books $1,046
Room $6,620
Board $3,712
Personal Expenses $2,032
Transportation $2,072
Total $24,302
Expense Amount in US Dollars
Hours 30
Tuition $8,638
Fees $1,616
Tuition/Fee Subtotal $10,254
Books $1,046
Room $6,620
Board $3,712
Personal Expenses $2,032
Transportation $2,072
Total $25,736
Expense Amount in US Dollars
Hours 30
Tuition $10,074
Fees $1,616
Tuition/Fee Subtotal $11,690
Books $1,046
Room $6,620
Board $3,712
Personal Expenses $2,032
Transportation $2,072
Total $27,172
Expense Amount in US Dollars
Hours 30
Tuition $11,508
Fees $1,616
Tuition/Fee Subtotal $13,124
Books $1,046
Room $6,620
Board $3,712
Personal Expenses $2,032
Transportation $2,072
Total $28,606
Expense Amount in US Dollars
Hours 30
Tuition $14,378
Fees $1,616
Tuition/Fee Subtotal $15,994
Books $1,046
Room $6,620
Board $3,712
Personal Expenses $2,032
Transportation $2,072
Total $31,476
Expense Amount in US Dollars
Hours 30
Tuition $21,552
Fees $1,616
Tuition/Fee Subtotal $23,168
Books $1,046
Room $6,620
Board $3,712
Personal Expenses $2,032
Transportation $2,072
Total $38,650