In an effort to reduce financial burdens on prospective college students, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is waiving student application fees.
Through Dec. 31, students applying for admission at UA Little Rock can apply at no cost. Students can use the code “Trojan2021” when applying on the UA Little Rock website.
“At UA Little Rock, we are always looking for ways to enhance opportunity for prospective students,” Chancellor Christina Drale said in a statement. “We are easing some of the financial burden brought on by COVID-19 to help incoming students and their families more easily begin their college careers at UA Little Rock.”
Those applying for UA Little Rock will now have two options. High school graduates can now be admitted with a 19 composite ACT score or a 1010 SAT score with no minimum GPA. The second option for admission is for students with a minimum high school GPA of 2.25, who must have ACT subscores of 15 in the English, math and reading sections.
Freshman merit scholarships will now only be based on students’ high school GPA if those students meet a minimum ACT composite score of 20 or a 1030 SAT composite score. Normally, merit scholarships are based on a combination of ACT scores and GPA.
The university has also introduced a new need-based scholarship – the New Year, New Trojan Scholarship – that is aimed at helping incoming freshmen and transfer students in the 2021 semester. This scholarship is available to incoming freshmen and transfer students who are eligible for PELL grants, and it will cover university charges not covered by federal, state or institutional aid. These charges can include tuition, fees, on-campus room, and board, as well as awards for books and supplies.