Financial Aid, Scholarships, Assistantships

Undergraduate students seeking scholarships or financial aid are encouraged to contact the U of A Office of Financial Aid and the Academic Scholarship Office. Undergraduate students seeking admission to an Honors Program need to contact the Honors College. The College of Education and Health Professions Scholarship Office has useful information.

Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships

To receive a graduate assistantship, a student must be accepted by the University of Arkansas Graduate School and be admitted to a HHPR graduate program. Graduate assistantship stipends vary in amounts depending on work assignments, but all include a waiver of in-state or out-of-state tuition.

Stipend amounts are subject to change but currently range between $12,316 and $14,600. Additional funding is available for qualified doctoral students in terms of fellowships. Doctoral graduate assistants who qualify as Doctoral Academy Fellows currently receive $23,190/year plus tuition and Distinguished Doctoral Fellows receive $33,190/year plus tuition. Priority deadline date for graduate assistantship consideration is Jan. 15.

Minimum qualifications for fellowships:

  1. Doctoral Academy-GRE of 300 on combined verbal/quantitative portions, GRE writing score of 5.0, graduate grade-point average of 3.65
  2. Distinguished Doctoral-GRE of 308 on combined verbal/quantitative portions, GRE writing score of 5.5, graduate GPA 3.85

Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. For more information, contact Dr. Paul Calleja. Address inquiries to 308 HPER, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Call 479-575-2854, write or fax 479-575-5778.

Note: Qualified minority applicants may apply for a Benjamin Lever Fellowship, which provides tuition assistance.