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.
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 can also apply for the SPC Student Emergency Fund.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.