Photo by BENJAMIN KRAIN —08/22/2022— Students walk across campus on their way to class during the first of day the Fall semester.

Freshmen who join the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for the fall 2023 semester will be able to take advantage of the university’s groundbreaking student success initiative that offers half-off course tuition and fees for two years.

“UA Little Rock remains committed to making the college experience affordable and attainable for all,” said Dr. Christina Drale, chancellor of UA Little Rock. “Continuing this scholarship initiative is one of several significant steps the university is taking to both expand opportunity and improve student success.”


The student success effort allows freshmen with 11 or fewer transfer credit hours to receive up to 50 percent off tuition and fees for their 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years.

The initiative, which was first announced last fall, provided additional access for students in the state, while also raising awareness for the world-class educational opportunities provided at the state’s only metropolitan university. Located in the heart of the capital city, UA Little Rock is steps away from the state’s best career, cultural, and entertainment opportunities.


The scholarship is valued at up to $10,000 over two years and was made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor who gave the university $25 million dollars in 2020. Scholarship recipients also participate in student success initiatives that include lessons on academic success, financial literacy, and life skills.

All freshmen who are unconditionally admitted to UA Little Rock and enroll in at least 12 credit hours for the fall 2023 semester are eligible for the scholarship. No additional application is needed. Students who earn a 2.25 GPA or higher during the fall 2023 semester may renew the scholarship for the spring semester.


For more information, students may visit the scholarship website or contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at or 501-916-3035.

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