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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Jan. 16

A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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If you are financially supported by your home government, U.S. governmental agency or through a partnership agreement, YOU must provide your Financial Guarantee (FG) to the International Programs Specialist by the following dates to ensure the receipt of benefits.

  • Deadline for FG for incoming Summer students is June 15.
  • Deadline for FG for incoming Fall students is September 15.
  • Deadline for FG for incoming Mid-Fall students is November 15.
  • Deadline for FG for incoming Spring students is February 15. 
  • Deadline for FG for incoming Mid-Spring students is April 15.

Any letters needed in order to maintain their status with their sponsoring organization can find additional information here.


  • How do I obtain my Financial Guarantee (FG)?

    Contact your sponsoring organization advisor to request that your FG be emailed to Wendy Stotts at WStotts@astate.edu

  • Why is my Admissions Only Letter not sufficient?

    Admissions Only Letters merely serve as an indicator that you will be sponsored by your sponsoring organization. However, it does not serve as proof that your sponsor will provide the financial means to cover your A-State charges.

  • If I pay my account balance while waiting for my FG, when will I be reimbursed by A-State?

    A-State will be able to reimburse you upon receipt of the payment from your sponsoring organization.

    When you present your FG to Wendy, an invoice will be sent to the Financial Department at your sponsoring organization. The organization will then mail payment to A-State  to be placed into your account. Once that payment has been received, you will see a credit post to your account. A 21 business day wait is to be expected between the credit being posted and Student Accounts contacting you regarding the reimbursement.

  • How will A-State reimburse me?

    A-State will reimburse you using the means of payment you initially used:
    check,cash and credit or debit card.

  • Why do i have A-State Health insurance when my sponsor provides health insurance?

    The A-State Health Insurance charge is placed on your account as a safeguard to guarantee that you will have some form of health insurance, as it is federal law for you to have insurance during your stay in the U.S. Your FG will show that you have comprehensive medical insurance coverage.

  • How can my A-State Health Insurance charge be removed?

    In order to avoid the charge for A-State Health insurance, you must provide both the FG and the insurance card by the deadlines stated above.  If a FG is not received by the above specified deadline, the health insurance charge will remain in your student account.

  • How do i request a transcript for my sponsoring organization?

    When your account has a $0 (zero dollar) balance, you must immediately order your official transcript to upload into the system. Please note, Student Accounts will not release a hold for transcripts. If there is a financial hold on your account, you must wait until your account is brought to a zero balance.