Fayetteville Policies and Procedures  511.0

Tuition

Educational expenses at the University of Arkansas will vary according to a student’s course of study, personal needs and place of residence. Tuition rates are approved by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees (Board of Trustees), per Board Policy 520.4. Tuition is reviewed by the Board of Trustees annually at a minimum. Student residence status for tuition and fee purposes is addressed in Board Policy 520.8. 

Student progress or general course of action in pursuit of higher education at the University of Arkansas is determined during the application and acceptance process. At the conclusion of the application and acceptance process, the progress or general course of action for each student is assigned a category, called a career. Progress or general course of action for credit bearing degree programs at the university in descending order of magnitude by the cost of tuition per credit hour are identified under the career categories of Agricultural & Food Law, Law, Graduate, and Undergraduate. Progress or general course of action for non-credit bearing, nondegree programs for students with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) made possible through the Higher Education Act of 2008 (HEOA) are identified under the career category of Non-credit Studies.

It is possible for a student to be assigned multiple careers simultaneously. The simultaneous career assignment is a result of pursuit of multiple degrees in different careers. However, the Student Information System is programmed to automatically assign one primary career to each student for all tuition billing purposes, called a billing career. This single billing career is automatically assigned for each student in the descending order of magnitude by the cost of tuition per credit hour listed above. The tuition rate charged to each student is based on that single billing career and can be further affected by the enrolled program as detailed in the chart below. However, a career can also be added to permit enrollment in out-of-career registration. A career added for a non-degree seeking out-of-career registration does not affect the billing career. The student is billed tuition according to the assigned primary billing career.

To accommodate programs crossing specific careers, students assigned a billing career of Agricultural & Food Law or a billing career of Law will be charged the graduate tuition rate per credit hour for courses enrolled in the Graduate career category.

Students pursing a Graduate career will also be classified by graduate program. For rates related to specific graduate programs, see the tuition rates approved by the Board of Trustees for the academic period in the chart below. Although a student may be concurrently enrolled in multiple graduate programs, the Student Information System is programmed to assign each student only one primary graduate program for tuition billing purposes based on the highest applicable order of magnitude by the cost of tuition per credit hour.

Students pursing an Undergraduate career will also be classified by undergraduate program. For rates related to specific undergraduate programs, see the tuition rates approved by the Board of Trustees for the academic period in the chart below.  Although a student may be concurrently enrolled in multiple undergraduate programs, the Student Information System is programmed to automatically assign each student only one primary undergraduate program for tuition billing purposes based on the highest applicable order of magnitude by the cost of tuition per credit hour.

Base tuition is assessed per credit hour of enrollment unless otherwise specified. Students enrolled in on-campus programs are charged base tuition per billing career and program plus non-resident tuition as applicable based on student’s residency status for tuition billing purposes, for all on-campus courses and online courses. Students in on-campus programs are charged the resident base tuition per billing career and program for off-campus courses.

Students enrolled in online programs are charged the resident base tuition per billing career and program for online and/or off-campus courses. Students in online programs are charged base tuition per billing career and program plus non-resident tuition as applicable, based on the student's residency status for tuition billing purposes, for all on-campus courses.

Differential tuition is additional tuition assessed per credit hour that is added to base tuition and non-resident tuition. Some colleges assess a differential tuition rate for all courses offered by that particular college.  For differential rates related to specific colleges, see the tuition rates approved by the Board of Trustees for the academic period in the chart below.

A survey tool for tuition and fee estimation is available at the Treasurer's Office website.

Tuition rates approved by the Board of Trustees for the academic period are listed below.

Fees below reflect those approved for the 2019-20 academic year.

Per Semester Credit Hour

Career Base Tuition Rate Non-resident Tuition Rate Total Non-resident Tuition Rate
Agricultural & Food Law LL.M. 610.38 859.81 1,470.19
Law 488.30 687.85 1,176.15
Graduate  430.69  737.71 1,168.40
Program      
Great Plains and Agricultural Interactive Distance Education Alliance - Graduate 580.00 - 580.00
Education & Health Professions, PLAN: Nursing (NURSMS) & Nursing Practice (NURSDP) 573.99 983.17 1,557.16
Master of Science in Food Safety 500.00 - 500.00
Occupational Therapy Doctorate Graduate 450.00 768.34 1,218.34
Master of Science in Engineering (MSE), Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE), Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM), and Master of Science in Operations Management (MSOM) 303.88 - 303.88
Undergraduate  252.28 549.59 801.87
Program      
Great Plains and Agricultural Interactive Distance Education Alliance - Undergraduate 415.00 - 415.00
Education & Health Professions, PLAN: Nursing (NURSBS) 298.22 649.67 947.89
Architecture  277.43 604.47 881.90
 Non-credit Studies (tuition per billable unit) 252.28  -  252.28
       
Other Rates  Base Tuition Rate Non-resident Tuition Rate Total Non-resident Tuition Rate
Developmental Instruction  134.55 537.99 672.54
Self-paced Online Correspondence Courses  135.00  135.00
Differential Tuition - College of Engineering Courses (new admits Fall 2017 and forward) (excluding off-campus Engineering graduate courses and graduate courses in Operations Management)      
Career      
Undergraduate (all programs) 42.89 93.43 136.32
Agricultural & Food Law LL.M., Law, and Graduate 73.22 125.41 198.63
Differential Tuition - Walton College of Business Courses      
Career      
Undergraduate (all programs) 83.25 208.63 291.88
Agricultural & Food Law LL.M., Law, and Graduate 156.77 268.53 425.30
       

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