Arkansas Transfer Achievement Scholarship Requirements

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (UAF) has a special interest in increasing the number of people in Arkansas with degrees. To that end, under the direction of Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz the university will provide financial support for students utilizing the criteria outlined below with the intention of smoothing the financial transition from a University of Arkansas System two-year institution to the University of Arkansas Fayetteville. This student financial support is made possible with university resources and will be administered under the following guidelines:

  1. Eligibility Criteria
    1. Candidate Criteria
      1. Enrollees must meet normal admissions requirements
      2. Obtained an Associate Degree, as defined by A.C.A. § 6-61-231 (a)(1)(A-C), from the following University of Arkansas System two-year public institutions of higher education locations: Batesville, Cossatot, Morrilton, Rich Mountain, Pulaski Tech, Hope-Texarkana, and Phillips (Documentation of official degree conferment must be provided to the Registrar’s Office)
      3. New Transfer students only (effective Fall 2019); Requires degree conferment from a University of Arkansas System two-year public institution of higher education with an Associate Degree as defined above, the regular term (excluding summer) immediately preceding transfer to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
      4. Meet the new transfer admission criteria for transfers with more than 24 transferable college hours
        1. Applicants with a 2.0 cumulative GPA on all college coursework will be automatically admitted to the university; students who do not meet this requirement may apply and be reviewed by the Admissions and Appellate Board
      5. Meet Arkansas Residency Requirements
      6. Enroll at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville as a degree seeking, undergraduate student
    2. Course/Program Criteria
      1. Only undergraduate programs at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
      2. Complete application process for individual program acceptance per university policy; applicant must meet all program eligibility requirements to be admitted to a specific program
      3. Only undergraduate courses
      4. Face-to-face programs
        1. including online, web based or distance education courses
        2. excluding online degree programs
      5. For credit classes only
      6. Audited classes on a space available basis only
      7. Specified off-campus classes only if there is sufficient enrollment by full-fee paying students to meet the minimum enrollment (as established by the offering unit) to recover the costs of offering the class
  2. Student Financial Support
    1. The scholarships will apply at a total equivalent to reducing the UAF base, undergraduate tuition rate per credit hour to the in-district, UA System two-year institution rate per credit hour approved by the Board of Trustees as applicable to each eligible Arkansas Transfer Achievement Scholar
      1. All differential and different tuition rates will be charged at the published rate per enrollment, including but not limited to Walton College of Business differential, College of Engineering differential, Nursing rate, and Architecture rate
      2. The Arkansas Transfer Achievement Scholarship does not apply to consortiums rates, developmental instruction rates or self-paced online correspondence rates
    2. All applicable fees will be charged at the published rate per student enrollment
    3. Eligibility ends upon completion of the first Bachelor degree or after completion of 10 regular terms (whichever comes first)
    4. Request deferment of the scholarship utilizing existing University of Arkansas at Fayetteville criteria 
    5. Cannot be combined with the Tuition Waiver Employment Benefit
  3. Enrollment/Registration
    1. Follows the normal schedule for transfer student orientation and standard registration schedules
  4. Renewal
    1. Student must be continuously enrolled
    2. Student must be in good academic standing; will temporarily lose the scholarship and be financially responsible for the full base tuition cost following a semester of poor performance resulting in academic probation

NOTE: As a member institution of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), UAF abides by its Code of Ethics and Professional Practices.

Appendix - Relevant Portions of the Arkansas Code