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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Guiding You Through The Financial Aid Process

Welcome to Financial Aid & Scholarships at Arkansas State. We understand your need for financial assistance, and our counselors and staff are dedicated to helping you as you pursue your college education.

Helpful Information

Use the expanding sections below to find helpful financial aid info.


Beginning May 17th, the Financial Aid & Scholarships office is open for regular walk-in visits. However, for those that do not feel comfortable for in-person contact, please email finaid@astate.edu to schedule a virtual meeting.

Course Program of Study (CPOS)

What is Course Program of Study (CPOS)?:

You may not be aware, but there is an important emphasis in federal financial aid regulations that could cause federal grants, work study, loans, and some scholarships to be reduced if you enroll in ineligible coursework. Only courses that count toward a student’s program of study (your declared major/minor) can be considered when determining aid eligibility for federal financial aid programs such as grants, work-study, and loans.

For federal aid to pay for a course in your major, minor, concentration, or other degree requirement, it must be part of your Course Program of Study (CPOS) or be necessary to help you earn the total hours required to complete your degree. For those depending upon federal aid to attend Arkansas State University, not paying attention to federal regulation could affect your full-time enrollment status and ultimately your financial aid.

Additional information is available on our Course Program of Study FAQ page.

Important Announcements:

Disbursement Dates:

Fall: September 06, 2023

Fall 2 only: October 23, 2023

Book Money Information:

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Upcoming Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Deadlines:

Fall 2 Only 2023

Deadline for Appeal:

October 4th

Meeting - October 6th, 2023

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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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Pack Support Completion Grant

This program is designed for students who are in good financial standing, have made continuous progress toward a degree, and are within one semester of earning their first bachelor’s degree. 

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Did you know?

Students at A-State 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.