Educational expenses will vary according to a student’s course of study, personal needs, and place of residence. 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 College of Education and Health Professions' plan of Nursing and the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design's undergraduate program of Architecture have specific tuition rates, while 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. All fees, charges, and costs quoted in this catalog are subject to change without notice. A survey tool for tuition and fee estimation is available at the Treasurer's website.

Financial obligations to the University of Arkansas must be satisfied by the established deadlines. Payment may be made at the University Cashier’s Office in the Arkansas Union, Room 214, by cash, personal check, money order or certified check. E-check (electronic check) and credit/debit payments are made online on UAConnect. If you pay with a debit or credit card, there is a convenience fee charged of 1.8 percent.

Acceptance of payment for fees does not imply academic acceptance to the university.