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+ Campus alert: A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Upward Bound session scheduled for March 7 is cancelled.
  • Saturday's Archeology Day activities at the Museum have been postponed until Saturday, March 14.
  • The MPA Program's "Career Conversations" event with Dr. Michele Reba has been postponed until Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m., Wilson Hall, Room 412.
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.
  • The Arkansas State University Regional Math Contest scheduled for Saturday, March 7, has been rescheduled to 4:45 pm on Monday, March 9. For more information please see the Math Departments Homepage.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Summer Financial Aid Information

Important Note:

Financial Aid eligibility for the Summer term will not be evaluated until the Spring 2014 term has ended.

Important Dates

  • May 15th, 2014 - Priority deadline for Summer Financial Aid.
  • June 30th, 2014 - Final Deadline for Summer Financial Aid.

Eligibility Requirements for Summer Financial Aid

  • Students must complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov.  If you have already completed a 2013-2014 FAFSA, you do not need to complete a new one.
  • You must register for Summer 2014 Courses before your eligibility will be evaluated.
  • You must be fully admitted to a degree seeking program at ASUJ.
  • You must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • You cannot be in default on a student loan or owe a repayment to a Federal Grant.
  • Receipt of additional financial assistance from any source could affect Federal Aid eligibility.  Failure to report other sources of aid may result in required repayment of Federal Aid funds.


  • Students may only be eligible for Summer Pell Grant funds if they were enrolled less than full time during the Fall and/or Spring semesters and did not use all of their Pell Grant eligibility during the current academic year.
  • Graduate students are not eligible to receive a Pell Grant.


  • You must be enrolled in at least half-time (6 ASUJ hours for Undergraduate students / 3 ASUJ hours for Graduate Students) to be eligible for a student loan.
  • The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office will evaluate eligibility for student loans.
  • Loans received in previous semesters for the 2013-2014 academic year will affect Summer 2014 loan eligibility.
  • Students who have already received the maximum loan amount(s) for the 2013-2014 academic year will not be eligible for summer loans.  If a student has progressed a grade level (i.e. Sophomore to Junior) additional funds may be available and eligibility will be evaluated.
  • Students who have reached the aggregate (lifetime) loan limits for their level are not eligible for additional loan funds.

Summer Disbursement of Funds

  • Pell Grants will be disbursed in the Summer Session where the student begins attendance. (i.e. If the student has 3 hours during the Summer 1 Session and 3 hours for the Summer 2 Session, the Pell Grant will be disbursed to the Student's account during the Summer 1 Session.  NOTE:  In this example, dropping the Summer 2 Session course before it begins would result in the student owing back Pell Grant money.)
  • Summer loans will be disbursed in the Summer Session where the student begins attendance.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Dropping courses may result in the student owing back money.  Any change in enrollment should be reported to the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office.

How to apply for Summer Financial Aid

  • The Financial Aid & Scholarships office will evaluate your eligibility once you have completed the steps below:
    • Complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov.  If you have already completed a 2013-2014 FAFSA, you do not need to complete a new one.
    • Register for Summer Courses.  NOTE:  IF you change your Summer enrollment, you must notify the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office immediately.  Any change in enrollment could affect aid eligibility.
  • Once your eligibility has been evaluated, you will receive an email notification in your Astate email account.