New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award Scholarship

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

The New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award Scholarship (NRTA) is an opportunity that benefits students from the University of Arkansas’ neighboring states 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. 

Entering freshmen must have a 3.2 or higher cumulative high school GPA on a 4.0 scale and an ACT score of at least 24 or an equivalent 1160 SAT (Redesigned exam) or 1090 SAT (Pre-March 2016 exam) combined math and critical reading score. See our SAT Redesign policy for more information.

Transfer students must have at least a 3.0 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.

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 (Redesigned) or 1320 SAT (Pre-March 2016)
80% 3.40 GPA and 28 ACT / 1310 SAT (Redesigned) or 1240 SAT (Pre-March 2016)
70% 3.20 GPA and 24 ACT / 1160 SAT (Redesigned) or 1090 SAT (Pre-March 2016)
See our SAT Redesign policy for more information.
Award Amount Eligibility Criteria
90% 3.30 cumulative transfer GPA
80% 3.00 - 3.29 cumulative transfer GPA

Entering freshmen with a 3.60 or higher cumulative GPA and a 30 or higher ACT score or an equivalent 1390 SAT (Redesigned exam) or 1320 SAT (Pre-March 2016 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 - 3.59 cumulative GPA and a 28 or higher ACT score or an equivalent 1310 SAT (Redesigned exam) or 1240 SAT (Pre-March 2016 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 - 3.39 GPA and a 24 or higher ACT score or an equivalent 1160 SAT (Redesigned exam) or 1090 SAT (Pre-March 2016 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 3.0 - 3.29 cumulative transfer GPA will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 80% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.

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 $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