Pathway to Financial Aid Success

Please read carefully:

  • The Financial Aid Notification (FAN) will only be mailed in paper form at the time of the initial freshman award. Other notifications will be sent to your University of Arkansas email account. The email will direct you to access your Student Center to view the new financial aid award information. To access the Student Center, please go to UAConnect at uaconnect.uark.edu/ and follow the path Student Center > Finances. This path may be used to accept or decline your award, view your To Do List, and other links relating to financial aid. Your UAConnect login is your email address without the @uark.edu.
  • Please check your email or Student Center frequently to view your current award. Email accounts are given to all students at the time of application. If you have not accessed your email account, please visit the ITS Student Email information page and follow the instructions listed on the page.
  • You need to be admitted as degree-seeking and enrolled at least half-time in order to receive most federal aid. Pre-register for your planned enrollment and avoid dropping/adding classes after financial aid disbursements begin. Disbursements made through the first eleven days of classes will be based on the actual enrollment. After the eleventh class day, awards and disbursements will be recalculated based on the enrollment as of midnight prior to the eleventh day of class, unless a student withdraws from all courses. A class must be added in UAConnect before the eleventh day of classes for you to receive credit for financial aid disbursements. All state aid disbursements are based on enrollment on the eleventh class day.
  • Verify that your permanent and/or checking address is current with the Treasurer's Office so that any financial aid refunds will be sent to the correct address. Refund options can be found at https://treasurernet.uark.edu/Refunding.aspx.
Note: If you are or become incarcerated, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 479-575-3806 and decline all Federal Aid.