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University of Central Arkansas Tuition & Cost

Conway, Arkansas

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Arkansas Resident Sticker Price
$21,943
In State Costs for University of Central Arkansas
Fee Cost
Tuition$6,810
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,528
Room and Board $7,554
Other Expenses Budget$3,851
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$28,753
Out of State Costs for University of Central Arkansas
Fee Cost
Tuition$13,620
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,528
Room and Board $7,554
Other Expenses Budget$3,851

Residents of Arkansas pay an annual total price of $21,943 to attend University of Central Arkansas on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $6,810 for tuition, $7,554 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $2,528 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $28,753 which is 31% higher than Arkansas residents. The tuition charge is $13,620 while room and board is $7,554, books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $2,528.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend University of Central Arkansas when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
$16,048
Net Price by Income University of Central Arkansas
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$14,136
$30,001 to $48,000$15,016
$48,001 to $75,000$16,798
$75,001 to $110,000$19,344
$110,000+$19,270

The average reported annual net price for University of Central Arkansas for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,048 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

97% of full-time undergrad University of Central Arkansas received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $7,735 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 53% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $7,904 and 5% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $9,736.

Finanical Aid University of Central Arkansas
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $7,735 97%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $6,940 59%
Pell Grants $4,924 42%
Other Federal Grants $894 4%
State and Local Grants $1,596 74%
Federal Student Loans $7,904 53%
Other Student Loans $9,736 5%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Central Arkansas, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $36,800. The loan balance of $36,800 is a four year multiple of the $9,200 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $351 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $36,800
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $351.11
Total Interest Paid $5,333.51
Sum of All Loan Payments $42,133.51

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$87,772
Year Arkansas Residents Non Residents
1 $21,943 $28,753
2 $22,604 $29,620
3 $23,286 $30,513
4 $23,988 $31,432

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Central Arkansas to be $87,772 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at University of Central Arkansas
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Arkansas Residents $227 $681 $908
Out of State Residents $454 $1,362 $1,816

Estimated cost for a class at University of Central Arkansas based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of Central Arkansas versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Central Arkansas Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=106704 IPEDS survey data for University of Central Arkansas.