The primary purpose of Student Financial Aid at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus is to provide assistance to students who, without aid, would be unable to attend college. All awards are administered by the Financial Aid Office in accordance with State and Federal Regulations and the University's equal educational opportunity policy.
Application forms for all types of Federal aid may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office or on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You are welcome to drop by or call--we will be happy to discuss your financial aid with you and answer any questions you may have.
The 2017-2018 FAFSA will be available online at https://fafsa.ed.gov/ early this year. You can begin filling out the FAFSA for the Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018 on OCTOBER 1, 2016. Contact our office for more information.
2016-2017 FAFSAs are now available online at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. This application covers Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017. Note: If you are receiving any institutional scholarship or waiver from Arkansas Tech University, you must have your FAFSA and all requested documents on file in the Financial Aid Office by August 1 of each year you plan on attending.
New Changes to Student Loans
Student loans will no longer be held for summer. All loans for the year will be offered up front. This means that it is the students responsibility to make sure they have money set aside for summer classes. In addition, all subsidized loans must be received before a student can receive an unsubsidized loan. As always, students can choose to accept none or only part of their loan money in order to ensure summer money.
New Changes in Student Loan Regulations
Beginning July 1, 2013, the new limit for subsidized student loans is 150% of their published program length. For example: for an associates degree, the program length is two years. This means that students will only be able to receive subsidized student loans for three years. Keep in mind that if you are attending only part time this does not lengthen the amount of time that you can receive subsidized loans. You will still be limited to the three years even if you have not completed your associate degree.