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Fees & Cost Estimates for 2012-13

Educational expenses will vary according to a student’s course of study, personal needs, and place of residence. All fees, charges, and costs quoted in this catalog are subject to change without notice. A survey tool for tuition and fee estimation is available on the Treasurer's site.

Financial obligations to the University must be satisfied by the established deadlines. Payment may be made at the University Cashier’s Office in the Arkansas Union, Room 214, by cash, personal check, money order or certified check. Echeck (electronic check) and credit/debit payments are made online at the ISIS site. If paying with a debit or credit card, there is a convenience fee charged of 1.7 percent.

Acceptance of payment for fees does not imply academic acceptance to the University.

Estimated Necessary Expenses Per Academic Year

Estimates of necessary expenses for the 2012-2013 academic year for a typical undergraduate student taking 30 credit hours per year at the University of Arkansas:

  Undergraduate Resident Undergraduate Non-Resident
Tuition1 $6,142 $17,022
University Fees2 $1,412 $1,412
Books $1,278 $1,278
Personal Expenses $2,188 $2,188
Transportation $1,780 $1,780
Room3 $5,494 $5,494
Board3 $3,178 $3,178
TOTAL4 $21,472 $32,352.00

When paying tuition, room and board, and associated fees, anticipated financial aid for a current semester may be deducted when it is listed as anticipated aid on ISIS.

Students receiving financial aid are strongly encouraged to have sufficient personal funds available to purchase books and to meet necessary expenses for at least one month at the start of school as some aid funds may not be available for disbursement.

The latest information regarding costs and other aspects of University life may be obtained by calling or writing the Office of Admissions, 200 Hunt Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. In Arkansas call 1-800-377-8632; from outside of Arkansas call (479) 575-5346.


  1. The standard undergraduate in-state tuition rate Is $204.70 per credit hour.  Students enrolled in College of Business courses are charged $239.50 per credit hour in-state tuition. School of Architecture students are charged $220.05 per credit hour In-state tuition. Nursing students are charged $241.98 per credit hour in-state tuition.
  2. University fees per year include the following student-initiated and student-approved fees:
Student Activity fee calculated at $26.4/credit hour
79.20
Student Health fee, calculated at $7.11/credit hour 217.50
Media fee calculated at $0.69/credit hour
20.70
Transit fee calculated at $2.53/credit hour
75.90
Network Infrastructure and Data Systems fee ($11.97/credit hour) 359.10
Facilities Fee, calculated at $10.00/credit hour 300.00
College of Arts and Sciences Fee ($12/credit hour) 360.00
  1. Weighted average expenses for living in a residence hall, double occupancy, with an unlimited meal plan. Actual room and board fees vary from $7,241.00 to $9,673.00 per academic year.
  2. Budget amounts were adjusted for rounding to accommodate ISIS budgetary rules.
Tuition Fees

Students classified as “in-state” for fee payment purposes are assessed tuition. Students classified as “out-of-state” for fee payment purposes are assessed additional non-resident tuition.

Official policies of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees provide the basis for classifying students as either “in-state” or “out-of-state” for purposes of paying student fees. Board policies relating to residency status for fee payment purposes are included at the end of this chapter of the catalog. Out-of-state students who question their residency classification are encouraged to contact the Registrar’s Office, 146 Silas H. Hunt Hall, for more information about residency classification review procedures. The New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship Award Program Fee will be assessed for undergraduate non-residents (including transfer students) and international students who enter in the fall 2012 and who are receiving the Non-Resident Tuition Award. The fee will be $560.00 per semester (fall and spring only) as long as students are receiving the award.

Academic Year

Undergraduate students are assessed tuition of $204.70 per credit hour. Students with out-of-state residency status are assessed tuition of $567.41 per credit hour.

Undergraduate students enrolled in developmental instruction courses are charged tuition of $122.50 per credit hour in-state and $485.21 per credit hour for out-of-state students.

Undergraduate students enrolled in the Walton College of Business courses are charged tuition of $239.50 per credit hour in-state and $663.87 per credit hour for out-of-state students.

Undergraduate students enrolled in the Fay Jones School of Architecture are charged tuition of $220.05 per credit hour in-state and $609.97 per credit hour for out-of-state students.

Undergraduate nursing students are assessed tuition of $241.98 per credit hour. Students with out-of-state residency status are assessed tuition of $670.74 per credit hour.

Summer Sessions

Undergraduate students are assessed tuition of $204.70 per credit hour in-state and $567.41 per credit hour for out-of-state.

Undergraduate students enrolled in the Walton College of Business courses are charged tuition of $239.50 per credit hour in-state and $663.87 per credit hour for out-of-state students.

Undergraduate students enrolled in the Fay Jones School of Architecture are charged tuition of $220.05 per credit hour in-state and $609.97 per credit hour for out-of-state students.

Undergraduate students enrolled in developmental instruction courses are charged tuition of $122.50 per credit hour in-state and $485.21 per credit hour for out-of-state students.

Undergraduate nursing students are assessed tuition of $241.98 per credit hour. Students with out-of-state residency status are assessed tuition of $670.74 per credit hour.

List of Fees

Facilities Fee — $10.00 per credit hour

Provides support dedicated specifically to campus facilities needs, including major projects and deferred maintenance.

Media Fee — $0.69 per credit hour

The University's student publications, specifically the Arkansas Traveler newspaper and the Razorback yearbook, are partially funded by the media fee. Students reserving a copy are provided with a Razorback yearbook.

Network Infrastructure and Data Systems Fee — $11.97 per credit hour

Provides support for the development and operation of the campus network, including electronic equipment, servers with software, and cabling. The network systems serve computer labs, academic and administrative buildings, residence halls and off-campus access facilities. Data systems will enable Web-based access to the University's information systems for students, faculty, and staff. Also provides support for upgrades and replacement of the student information system.

Student Activity Fee — $2.64 per credit hour

Empowers the Associated Student Government (ASG) to make funding available to over 300 Registered Student Organizations and program activities on campus to develop lasting friendships and leadership abilities and provide all students with a unique opportunity to participate in cultural, social, educational, and recreational events throughout the year.

Student Health Fee — $7.25 per credit hour

Covers the cost of office visits by physicians, registered nurses, and other health professionals, medical evaluations, women's health visits, and counseling and psychological service visits. Other services covered by the health fee include health promotion and education and 24-hour emergency care for counseling and psychological needs.

Transit Fee — $2.53 per credit hour

Helps fund the Razorback Bus Transit System, which services the campus and neighboring community year round.

* Fees are assessed each academic semester for which the student is enrolled: fall, spring, and summer.

College or Course Specific Fees
College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
Agricultural and Extension Education Fee
AGED 3141L
$10/semester
Agricultural and Extension Education Fee
AGME 2123
$7/credit hour
Agricultural and Extension Education Fee
AGME 4973
$3/credit hour
Apparel Studies Laboratory Fees
HESC 1023, 1053, 2053, 2013, 3003, 4063, 4033
$15/credit hour
Equine Behavior & Training ANSC 2304 $25/credit hour
Fifth-year Internship Fee (M.A.T.) AGED 575V $100/semester
Horticulture Laboratory Fee HORT 3113 $3.50/credit hour
Jean Tyson Child Development Study Center Fee
HESC 2402 and 2401L, HESC3402 and 3401L
$15/credit hour
School of Environmental Sciences Fees
HESC 1411L, 2111L, 2403, 2433, 3401L, 4103, 4332, 4332L, 4342, 4342L, 4373, 4472, 4472L
$15/credit hour
M.A.T. Fifth-Year Internship Fee AGED 575V $100/semester
School of Architecture
Interior Design Fee
IDES 1034, 1044, 2805, 2815, 3805, 3815, 4805, 4815
$15/credit hour
Interior Design Travel Fee $100
International Study Fee (Architecture and Landscape Architecture Academic Plans)
*Due initial semester of enrollment, paid in semester installments, and retroactive to 8/15/2003.
$4,262.29*
College of Arts and Sciences
Fifth-year Internship Fee (M.A.T.)
ARED 476V, MUED 451V
$100/semester
International Study Fee for European Studies & International Relations (due initial semester of enrollment, paid in semester installments) $1,500.00/semester for four semesters
College of Business
Computer Competency WCOB 1120 $55.84/semester
College of Education and Health Professions
Avanced Clinical Practicum: CDIS 528V $50/credit hour
BSE Fourth-year Student Teaching Fee
CIED 4173, CATE 406V, PHED 407V
$225/semester
Counseling Practicum Fee
CNED 5343, CNED 6711
$25/credit hour
Counseling Internship Fee
CNED 574V, CNED 674V Section 1
$25/credit hour
Curriculum Instruction Education Internship Fee
CATE 406V, 5016
CIED 3003/3001, 3033, 3103, 3113, 3123, 3133, 3143, 3263, 4113, 4133, 4143, 4153, 4173, 514V, 528V
$15/credit hour
Fifth-year Internship Fee (M.A.T.)
CATE 5016, CIED 508V, CIED 514V, CIED 528V, PHED 507V
$225/semester
First Responder Special Course Fee
HLSC 3633
$5/credit hour
HHPR Internship Fee
KINS 4903
$15/credit hour
HHPR Internship Fee
KINS 440V
$3/credit hour
Internship for Communication Disorders
CDIS 578V
$100/semester
Internship Program in Education Leadership and support for Leadership seminars
EDLE 574V, EDLE 674V
$25/semester
Kinesiology Course Supply Fee
KINS 3533, 5593
$3.33/credit hour
Malpractice Liability Insurance $14.50/semester
Nursing Clinical Fee
NURS 3321L, 3424, 3644, 3752, 4164, 4262, 4452, 4613, 4722
$145/credit hour
Nursing Test Fee – First semester junior year
$140/semester
Nursing Test Fee – Second semester junior year, First and Second semester senior year $110/semester
Off-Campus Practicum: Public School Site
CDIS 548V
$50/semester
Outdoor Adventure Leadership Fee
RESM 4023
$33.33/per credit hour
PEAC 1481 Beginning Archery $5/credit hour
PEAC 1811 Beginning Canoeing $25/credit hour
PEAC 1831 Beginning Scuba Diving $130/credit hour
PEAC 1901 Climbing $50/credit hour
PEAC 1901 Cycling
$75/credit hour
PEAC 1901 Hiking
$125/credit hour
PEAC 1901 Paddling
$75/credit hour
PEAC 1901 Racquetball
$10/credit hour
PHED 3002 Teaching and Leading Outdoor Recreation and Experiental Activities $10/course
PHED 407V Student Teaching Supervision $75/semester
RESM 1023 Recreation and Natural Resources $20/course
Special Education Lab, Practicum CIED 532V $25/credit hour
College of Engineering
MEEG 2100 Computer Aided Design (CAD) Competency $50/semester
Teaching Equipment and Laboratory Enhancement Fees

These fees provide and maintain state-of-the-art classroom equipment and instructional laboratory equipment. These fees vary, based upon the student’s college of enrollment.

During the regular fall, spring and summer academic semesters, these fees are assessed on a per credit hour basis.

College or School Per Credit
Hour Fee
Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences,
Dale Bumpers College of
$16.00
Architecture, Fay Jones School of 20.36
Arts and Sciences,
J. William Fulbright College of
12.00
Business,
Sam M. Walton College of
19.81
Education and Health Professions,
College of
11.90
Engineering, College of 31.05
Program and Service Specific Fees

Some programs have specific fees connected to specific services required.


Program and Service Specific Fees
Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship Award Program Fee (charged to all students receiving the Non-Resident Tuition Award) $560/semester
Autism Support Program Fee $5,000/semester
English Language Placement Test (ELPT) $15
CLEP Registration Fee
$25
Compass Fee
$30
Graduation fees:
   Certificate
   Baccalaureate Degree

$45
$75
I.D. Card
   First Card
   Each replacement card

$22
$18
Jean Tyson Child Development Study Center
   Materials per semester
   Infants/Toddlers/Pre-School per week

$35
$250
Installment Payment Plan $25
International student (non-immigrant) application fee
$50
International student per semester service fee (non-immigrants)
   Sponsored Student Management Fee
$85
$300
International Visiting Student Program Fee $250
Late payment:
   On fifth day of classes
   if balance has not been paid
$50
   Additional fee at Nov. 30, April 30,
   and July 31 for fall, spring, and summer,
   respectively, if payment has not been made
$50
Mandatory international student health insurance $1,334/year
Miller Analogies Test (M.A.T.) $70
New student orientation fees:
   First Year Experience (New admits only)
   Students (New admits only)
   Parents

$55
$85
$50
Nursing Application Fee $45
Parking Permit (per vehicle)
   Remote
   Student
   Resident Reserved
   Parking Garage Reserved
   Motorcycle
   Scooter
 
$54.78
$81.45
$528.04
$719.76
$54.78
$7.42
Residence Hall nonrefundable application fee $35
Residual ACT
$50
Spoken Language Placement Test
$65
Sponsored Student Management Fee $300
Study Abroad service fee
  per program, fall and spring
  per program, summer

$200
$100
Testing Handling Fees $15
TOEFL $60
Transcript Fee — Official Copy $5
Undergraduate application for admission
   Additional late application fee
$40
$25
Withdrawal from the University fee $45
Fee Adjustments

Academic Semesters and Summer Sessions

Students who officially withdraw (dropping ALL classes that have not been completed up to that time) from the University of Arkansas during the regular fall or spring semesters receive a cancellation of fees (see chart below), less an Administrative Withdrawal fee of $45. Students who officially withdraw from a summer session or who drop classes in the summer also receive a cancellation of fees (see chart below).

Adjustments of Tuition and Fees
Adjustment If Withdrawn
100% before the first day of the semester/session
90% through the first 10% of days in the semester/session
80% through the second 10% of days in the semester/session
70% through the third 10% of days in the semester/session
60% through the fourth 10% of days in the semester/session
50% through the fifth 10% of days in the semester/session
40% through the sixth 10% of days in the semester/session

Student Invoices

Students who pre-register for a semester will be invoiced approximately three weeks prior to the first day of classes. The Treasurer’s Office will send out an email notification when the student invoices are available on ISIS. You will log into ISIS at http://isis.uark.edu, navigate to the Finances section of the Student Center, and click the ‘Student Invoice’ link located under the My Account section.

Late Fees

Students who register for the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters are required to pay all charges by the posted payment deadline. Students who fail to pay all charges or who fail to execute an installment payment plan by the deadline may be assessed a late payment fee equal to the outstanding balance, not to exceed $50.00.

Any student with an outstanding balance, to include registration-related fees and/or housing charges, by the last payment deadline will be assessed an additional late payment fee equal to the outstanding balance, not to exceed $50.00.

The late fee will not be waived because an invoice was not received.

Disbursement of Refunds

Disbursement of refunds due to overpayments by scholarships, loans, and/or grants will begin approximately five (5) days prior to the start of classes. Checks will be mailed to the student’s permanent address unless a check address has been established on ISIS. Students may also receive a refund through direct deposit. Sign up for direct deposit through the Student Center on ISIS. The link is located beneath “account inquiry” on the left side of the screen.

Addresses

Students may create a check address, which will be used specifically for overpayment checks. This address may be created in addition to the local and permanent addresses. If a check address is not created, the default address will be the permanent address. The student may change their address on the ISIS Web site in the Student Center.

Students Called into Active Military Service

When a student or student’s spouse is activated for full-time military service during a time of national crisis and is required to cease attending the University of Arkansas without completing and receiving a grade in one (1) or more courses, they shall receive compensation for the resulting monetary loss as provided by Fayetteville Policy 504.2. To be eligible for the compensation, the student must provide, prior to activation or deployment for military service, an original or official copy of the military activation or deployment orders to the Registrar. A student whose spouse is a service member shall provide proof of registration with the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) of the Department of the Defense that establishes that dependent children reside in the household of the student and the service member. Upon leaving the University of Arkansas because of active duty or deployment, the student may choose one of three compensatory options. The student may officially withdraw and receive full adjustment and refund of tuition and nonconsumable fees for the term involved; the student can remain enrolled and arrange for a mark of “Incomplete” for each class and finish the courses twelve (12) months after deactivation; or the student may receive free tuition and fees for one (1) semester after deactivation. For more detailed information, refer to Fayetteville Policy 504.2.

Waiver of Tuition & Fees for Senior Citizens

Arkansas residents who are 60 years of age or older and show proper proof of age may choose to have tuition and fees waived under the senior citizen waiver of fees. Admission and enrollment under these conditions is open only on a “space available” basis in existing classes and students choosing to use this waiver may not register until just prior to the beginning of the term.

Room and Board

University Housing

(Rates are subject to change)

Single freshmen under 21 years of age are required to live in University residence halls, fraternity or sorority houses, or with their parents, unless permission to live off-campus has been obtained through University Housing. Permission to reside off-campus is granted on a semester basis and must be obtained prior to enrolling or prior to the semester in which off-campus residency is desired.

Costs of room and board in University residence halls during the 2012-2013 academic year range from $7,702.00 to $10,018.00 for double occupancy rooms and with an unlimited meal plan. Single rooms are additional and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Housing for married students, students with family status, nontraditional, graduate, and law students is limited and requires early application.

Summer rates for room in University residence halls during summer sessions are $32.69 per day for a single. Charges start on the requested move-in day and run through the date of check-out. Specific questions concerning on-campus living or meal plans may be directed to University Housing (479) 575-3951.

Specific questions concerning sorority and fraternity living may be directed to the Office of Greek Affairs (479) 575-5001.

Off-Campus Housing

Students eligible to live off-campus may contact local real estate offices for rental information and availability.

Other General Fee Information

Checks tendered to the University are deposited immediately. The University does not accept postdated checks. Checks returned for “insufficient funds” (NSF checks) are generally presented for payment only once. Each check returned by a bank for any reason will be assessed a returned check fee. The University may, at its discretion, verify available bank funds for any checks written for payment of indebtedness before accepting a check.

The University of Arkansas reserves the right to withhold transcripts or priority registration privileges, to refuse registration, and to withhold diplomas for students or former students who have not fulfilled their financial obligations to the University. These services may also be denied students or former students who fail to comply with the rules governing the audit of student organization accounts or to return property entrusted to them.

Requests for exceptions to University’s fees, charges, and refund policies must be made in writing. Instructions for submitting requests for exceptions to the various fees, charges, and refund policies of the University may be obtained as follows:

  • For residence life and dining services fees, charges, and refund policies contact University Housing, Attention: Assistant Director for Business, Hotz Hall, 9th floor, (479) 575-3951.
  • For parking services fees, charges, and refund policies contact: Parking and Transit, Administrative Services Building, 155 Razorback Road, (479) 575-3507.
  • For other fees, charges, and refunds, contact the Treasurer’s Office, 213 Arkansas Union, Attention: Treasurer, (479) 575-5651.

Students receiving financial aid are strongly encouraged to have sufficient personal funds available to purchase books and to meet necessary expenses for at least one month at the start of school as some aid funds may not be available for disbursement.

Students are allowed to have automobiles at the University, although parking is quite limited. There is a parking permit and registration fee ranging from $54.78 to $719.76 for each vehicle, depending upon the parking option selected.

Student Residence Status for Tuition & Fees Purposes

Board Policy 520.8 (January 18, 1985, revised)

Determination of Residence Status

  1. Purpose
    The purpose of these regulations is to enable the administrative officers of the University of Arkansas to classify students for the purpose of paying student fees, as either “in-state” or “out-of-state,” so as to accord fairness and equity to the students of the University and to the public that provides support for the educational services provided by the University.
  2. Initial Classifications
    1. A student shall be admitted to the University in an “in-state” or “out-of-state” status for university fee purposes, as established under these regulations. Except as otherwise provided under these regulations, a student classified as “in-state” for university fee purposes at the time of admission must have established a bona fide domicile in Arkansas and must have resided continuously in this state in that bona fide domiciliary status for at least six consecutive months prior to the beginning of the term or semester for which fees are paid.
    2. A bona fide domicile is a home of apparent true, fixed, and permanent nature, a place of actual residing for all purposes of living that may be distinguished from a temporary sojourn in this state as a student. The person claiming domicile in Arkansas must provide evidence of permanent connection with the State of Arkansas and demonstrate the expectation of remaining in this state beyond graduation. For purposes of implementing these policies, the Administration is directed to articulate standards that will be applied in making the determination of residence.
    3. Except as otherwise provided under these regulations, the domicile of an adult (18 years of age or older) or emancipated minor student shall be determined on the basis of his or her own domicile.
    4. Except as otherwise provided under these regulations, the domicile and residence of an unemancipated minor student (less than 18 years of age) or an unmarried dependent who has not attained the age of 23 is legally that of the parents or surviving parent; or such other person legally standing in the place of a parent to the student and with whom the student in fact makes his or her home and who has been making substantial contributions to the support of the student for at least six consecutive months prior to the term or semester for which the fees are paid.
    5. A student who cannot satisfy the criteria for Arkansas domicile and residence will be classified as an “out-of-state” student and will pay fees and tuition accordingly. The student on a temporary visa will be classified as a foreign student and will pay non-resident tuition and fees. A student who has been granted a permanent visa and has been domiciled in Arkansas for six consecutive months following receipt of the permanent visa shall be classified as an Arkansas resident for fee purposes.
    6. The responsibility for registering under a proper classification for student fee purposes is placed upon the student. It is the duty of each student at each time of registration to call any question about residency classification status to the attention of the campus classification review officer in a timely fashion in order that the question may be settled (see 4. Procedures).
    7. The six-month period required in paragraph A of these regulations may be waived for persons, their spouse, and their unmarried children who have not yet attained the age of 23 (dependents are the spouse and unmarried children who are legal dependents as defined by the IRS) and who move to Arkansas with attendance at the University only a by-product of the primary purpose of establishing domicile in this state.
    8. An unmarried student who has not reached the age of 23 years having one parent residing in Arkansas (for at least six consecutive months immediately prior to the beginning of the term or semester in which the fees are to be paid) may be considered an “in-state” student for fee purposes, even if that student resided outside the state with the other parent before coming to Arkansas to attend the University.
    9. Marriage is recognized as emancipation for both females and males.
    10. The spouse of a person continuously domiciled in Arkansas (for at least six consecutive months immediately prior to the beginning of the term or semester in which the fees are to be paid) upon request shall be classified as “in-state” for fee purposes.
  3. Reclassifications
    1. The initial classification of a student will not prejudice a different classification for following terms or semesters. However, a student’s Fees and Cost Estimates University of Arkansas, 34 Fayetteville prior domicile is assumed to continue until he or she clearly establishes a new domicile in Arkansas (see #4 below).
    2. A student previously classified as “out-of-state” may be reclassified as “in-state” for fee purposes if he or she has established a bona fide domicile in Arkansas and has resided continuously in this state in that bona fide domiciliary status for at least six consecutive months prior to his or her reclassification by the University. In order for an adult or an emancipated minor to establish a bona fide domicile in Arkansas for fee purposes, he or she must have left the parental home, must have established in this state a home of a permanent character as manifested objectively by good faith acts, and must have the expectation of remaining in this state beyond graduation. The single fact of presence in Arkansas for at least six months of attendance as a student enrolled in the University of Arkansas, or any other educational institution, neither constitutes nor necessarily precludes reclassification as one domiciled in Arkansas, but will be a factor to be considered.
  4. Procedures
    1. A student shall have the burden of establishing any claim that he or she is entitled to be treated as “in-state” for fee purposes. Persuasive evidence to that effect must be presented in writing and verified under oath by the student. Mere claims of local domicile and duration of stay are of little weight. A student who knowingly gives erroneous information in an attempt to evade the payment of “out-of-state” fees may be subject to dismissal from the University.
    2. All disputed classifications for student fee purposes, whether at initial enrollment or subsequent enrollments, and all disputed reclassifications will be decided initially on each campus by a classification review officer designated by each Chancellor.
    3. The Chancellor of each campus will designate a campus classification appeal officer to receive petitions from decisions made by the campus classification review officer. Each campus classification appeal officer may, in his or her discretion, make investigations, receive evidence, and conduct informal hearings. After considering the case, the campus classification appeal officer will render a decision and notify the affected student of the decision in writing. Any decision of the campus classification appeal officer may be appealed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University of Arkansas System, who shall recommend final disposition to the President of the University.
    4. Written notice of the appeals procedure will be provided to each student raising a question about his or her status with the campus residency classification review officer.
    5. Determination of domicile will be based on a review of all pertinent facts, evidence, and circumstances that collectively show, in an objective and clear manner, the actual domicile of the student.
    NOTE: In implementing these policies, it is presumed that dependent students who are classified as non-residents based upon parental/guardian domicile outside of Arkansas do not acquire Arkansas residency under Board of Trustees Policy 520.8 unless and until their parent(s)/guardian(s) have established a domicile in Arkansas, or the student has left the parental home and established a domicile in Arkansas evidenced by proof that he or she has established a home of a permanent character as manifested objectively by good faith acts, resided in Arkansas in bona fide domiciliary status for at least six consecutive months prior to his or her reclassification as an Arkansas resident, and demonstrates the expectation of remaining in this state beyond graduation.

Reclassification Deadlines

Students who have established a bona fide domicile in Arkansas following initial classification as a non-resident must request reclassification if they want their status recognized for fee purposes. Applications and appropriate documentation must be received by the Office of the Registrar no later than the fifth class day (second class day of a summer session) of the term for which in-state fee assessment is requested. Applications received after the deadline will be considered for the next term. All fees are to be paid by published due dates. Students who receive a favorable decision after payment will be provided a refund of out-of-state fees paid. Please direct questions about residence classification review procedures to the Office of the Registrar, 146 Silas H. Hunt Hall.

Resident Status of Native Americans

(Board Policy 520.1, "Waiver of Non-Resident Tuition for Native Americans.")

Native American people in other states belonging to tribes that formerly lived in Arkansas before relocation, and whose names are on the rolls in tribal headquarters, shall be classified as in-state students of Arkansas for tuition and fee purposes, on all campuses of the University of Arkansas. Tribes so identified include the Caddo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Delaware, Kickapoo, Osage, Peoria, Quapaw, Shawnee, and Tunica.

Resident Status of Members of the Armed Forces and Their Dependents

(Board Policy 520.7, "Fees for Members of Armed Forces and Dependents.")

Effective January 1, 1975, members of the Armed Forces who are stationed in the State of Arkansas pursuant to military orders, and their unemancipated dependents, shall be entitled to classification as in-state students for fee paying purposes (per Arkansas stat. Ann. 80-3366).

Persons continuously domiciled in Arkansas for at least 12 consecutive months who enter active military service from this state and who maintain Arkansas as the permanent home of record while on active military duty, and their dependents (the spouse and unmarried children who are legal dependents of the military person as defined by the IRS), shall be entitled to classification as in-state students for fee paying purposes. This provision is forfeited if the military person does not return to Arkansas within twelve months after separation, discharge, or retirement from active duty.

Persons serving in active military service who demonstrate a change of bona fide domicile from another state to Arkansas at least twelve consecutive months prior to separation, discharge, or retirement from active military duty, and the dependents (the spouse and unmarried children who are legal dependents of the military person as defined by the IRS), shall be entitled to classification as in-state students for fee paying purposes. This provision is forfeited if the military person does not return to Arkansas within twelve months after separation, discharge, or retirement from active duty.

Resident Status of Students from Texarkana, Texas, and Bowie County, Texas

(Board Policy 520.10)

In accordance with the reciprocity agreement described in H.C.R. 32, signed by the Governor of Arkansas on February 12, 1965, Board Policy 520.10 states, “Residents of Texarkana, Texas and Bowie County, Texas, will be classified as in-state students for University fee purposes at the University of Arkansas.”

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