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Financial Aid & Scholarships


Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Information

The CARES Act Response Team (CART) has been working to develop a process to distribute the $4.6M in CARES Act student aid. We anticipate distributing these funds to eligible students soon unless we receive new guidance from the Department of Education that makes that time frame impractical. Also, as soon as we know the eligibility requirements and if there will be an additional application, we will make that information available.  If there is a change you will hear it directly from the University.  Please note that the 2019-2020 is the FAFSA year that needs to be completed. As of now, only currently enrolled students for the Spring 2020 semester are eligible for CARES Act Student Aid.

Spring 2020 Institutional Scholarship Recipients:

Due to the COVID-19 national emergency, your Institutional Scholarship will automatically be renewed for the 20-21 academic award year.  This includes anyone that participates in the new Credit/No Credit policy. https://www.astate.edu/safety/novel-coronavirus/credit-no-credit/

Weekly Online Meetings for Students:

Would you like to ask Financial Aid & Scholarships a question? Please join us each Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 - 3:00, where Financial Aid and Scholarship Counselors will be available to answer your questions.

To join in the conversation, simply log on to:


Meeting number(access code): 809 760 246

Meeting password: DKv8tMzPz26


Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the following changes are in effect as of March 23, 2020:

  • The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships is currently closed to student traffic. As a result, we will be unable to accept documents in person.
  • Documents may also be submitted via email to finaid@astate.edu. Due to privacy concerns, we strongly recommend that you only use your Astate email account to submit documents to us via email.
  • We will also accept documents via mail or fax. Please be aware that there may be a delay in processing mailed or faxed documents. We will do our best to process those documents within one week.
  • For now, our office is working remotely. If you need to contact our office, please email us at finaid@astate.edu. One of our Financial Aid Counselors will get back to you within 24 business hours.

Students who are facing unexpected financial hardship due to COVID-19 are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at finaid@astate.edu. Financial Aid will work to determine what, if any, supplemental financial support may be provided.

You may also apply for the A-State Student Philanthropy Council Student Opportunity Award at the link below. 


We are here to help you through the financial aid process every step of the way.

Students on Campus
Welcome to Financial Aid & Scholarships at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro. We look forward to assisting you by providing guidance through the financial aid process.

Students at ASU receive financial assistance through scholarships, grants, loans, waivers, work-study, and on-campus student employment. Approximately 90% of students receive some form of financial assistance. 

We understand your need for financial assistance, and our counselors and staff are dedicated to helping you as you pursue your college education.

Important Announcements

 Summer Disbursement:

Full Summer/Summer I: June 8

Summer II only: July 13

Book Money Information:

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Upcoming Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Deadlines:

Summer 2020

Deadline for Appeal:

May 22nd, 2020 by 5 pm

Meeting - May 27th, 2020

 Fall 2020

Deadline for Appeal: June 19th by 5 pm

Meeting - June 24th, 2020

Deadline for Appeal: July 17th by 5 pm

Meeting - July 22nd, 2020

Final Deadline for Appeal: August 14th

Meeting - August 19th, 2020

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Arkansas State has a variety of scholarships including institutional, privately funded, scholarships for transfer students, current students and more!

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