Fayetteville Policies and Procedures  511.0 


Educational expenses at the University of Arkansas will vary according to a student’s course of study, personal needs and place of residence. Tuition rates are approved by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees (Board of Trustees), per Board Policy 520.4. Tuition is reviewed by the Board of Trustees annually at a minimum. Student residence status for tuition and fee purposes is addressed in Board Policy 520.8

Student progress or general course of action in pursuit of higher education at the University of Arkansas is determined during the application and acceptance process. At the conclusion of the application and acceptance process, the progress or general course of action for each student will be assigned a category, called a career. The career categories at the University of Arkansas in order of magnitude by the cost of tuition per credit hour are, Agricultural & Food Law, Law, Graduate, and Undergraduate. Students concurrently enrolled in multiple careers will be assigned one primary career for all tuition billing purposes, called a billing career, based on the order of magnitude listed above. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for assigning the appropriate billing career.

Students pursing an Undergraduate career will also be classified by undergraduate program. The undergraduate programs of Education and Health Professions plan of Nursing and the undergraduate program of Architecture have specific tuition rates, all other undergraduate programs are the Undergraduate tuition rate. Similar to career, although a student may be concurrently enrolled in multiple undergraduate programs, the Office of the Registrar will assign each student only one primary undergraduate program for tuition billing purposes based on the order of magnitude by the cost of tuition per credit hour.

Base tuition is assessed per credit hour of enrollment unless otherwise specified. Students enrolled in Fayetteville campus courses, off-campus courses offered at the Rogers location, the online degree program of Agricultural & Food Law LL.M., or any combination of these concurrently with online classes are charged base tuition per billing career and program plus non-resident tuition as determined by the student’s residency status for tuition billing purposes. A survey tool for tuition and fee estimation is available at the Treasurer's Office website.  Students studying exclusively online are charged the base tuition rate per billing career and program. Email offcamp@uark.edu to confirm the costs associated with a specific online course and section.

Students enrolled in any Walton College of Business courses are also charged additional tuition assessed per credit hour for enrollment in any Walton College of Business course. This tuition is called differential tuition. Differential tuition is added to base tuition and non-resident tuition. 

Tuition rates approved by the Board of Trustees for the academic period are listed below.

Fees below reflect those approved for the 2016-17 academic year.

Per Semester Credit Hour

Career Base Tuition Rate Non-resident Tuition Rate Total Non-resident Tuition Rate
Agricultural & Food Law LL.M. 580.98 736.16 1,317.14
Law 464.79 588.92 1,053.71
Graduate  409.94 636.82 1,046.76
Undergraduate  240.12 478.27 718.39
Education & Health Professions, PLAN: Nursing  283.85 565.36 849.21
Architecture  264.06 526.03 790.09
Specific Distance Education Programs Tuition Rate     
Off-campus Engineering Graduate Courses 275.63    
Operations Management 275.63    
Other Rates  Base Tuition Rate Non-resident Tuition Rate Total Non-resident Tuition Rate
Developmental Instruction  128.07 474.46 602.53
Self-paced Online Correspondence Courses  130.00 
Differential Tuition - Walton College of Business Courses      
Undergraduate (all programs) 62.43 138.72 201.15
Agricultural & Food Law LL.M., Law, and Graduate 132.82 206.33 339.15

Revised May 26, 2016
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Reformatted for Web September 24, 2014
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