General Institutional Information

Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, commonly known as FERPA, is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of student educational records. Information on the University’s policies and procedures can be found on the Office of the Registrar’s website and in the Catalog of Studies.  Additional FERPA information is provided by the  U.S. Department of Education.

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

The Center for Educational Access serves as the central campus resource for helping students with disabilities obtain the resources they need to be successful. The University also provides an Autism Support Program for students with some forms of autism.

Student Diversity

Information regarding the University’s student body is available on the Office of Institutional Research's website. Several reports are available, including percentages of students in the following categories: female, male, ethnic groups and federal Pell Grant recipients.

Price of Attendance/Cost of Attendance

Information on the cost to attend the University of Arkansas, including tuition and fees, estimates for books and supplies, room and board estimates, personal expenses, and transportation costs can be found at Cost of Attendance. For an estimate of the cost of tuition and fees, please visit the Treasurer's Office Estimator.

Net Price Calculator

The University of Arkansas is pleased to provide a Net Price Calculator to aid in early financial planning for college. This calculator will provide a preliminary, non-binding estimate of federal, state, and institutional aid eligibility based on federal methodology. It was created to help families gauge what financial aid the student may be awarded and to arrange to cover the cost of college attendance.

Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid

Information regarding the University’s refund, financial aid disbursement, and payment policies can be found on the Treasurer’s Office website. Students that need to leave the University of Arkansas must follow the official withdrawal procedures.  Please see the Catalog of Studies for additional information.

If a student withdraws from the University of Arkansas, federal regulations require that the institution calculate the amount of federal aid that was earned. Information on the Return of Title IV Aid policy can be found at the link.

Textbook Information

Students will find the Schedule of Classes and International Standard Book Number for Required Books on the Office of the Registrar’s website.  Students will also find textbook information directly at University of Arkansas Bookstore.

Educational Programs/Attendance Policy

The University’s current academic programs, including internship and cooperative educational requirements can be found in the Catalog of Studies. The University's attendance policy can also be found in the Catalog of Studies.

Instructional Facilities

Information regarding the institution’s academic facilities can be found on the Facilities Management website and the Catalog of Studies.

Faculty

A list of faculty members and credentials can be found in the University’s Catalog of Studies.

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

Information on the University's transfer credit policies and course equivalencies can be found on the Office of the Registrar’s website.

Consortia Agreements with Other Institutions

AG*IDEA – Agricultural Interactive Distance Education Alliance is an affiliate of the Great Plains IDEA which offers online courses in agricultural disciplines. This consortium is attached to two programs at the University of Arkansas. One is the Master of Science Program in Agricultural and Extension Education which has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission since 2012. The other is the Graduate Certificate in Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology which has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission since 2013. Other schools involved in the consortium are Clemson University, California State University – Chico, University of Missouri, Kansas State University, Montana State University, North Carolina State University, Oklahoma State University, and Texas Tech University. Additional information can be found on the Bumpers College website.

FEEDER – Foundations for Engineering Education for Distributed Energy Resources is a consortium for courses on distributed technologies for renewable energy systems and Smart Grid. This consortium is attached to two programs at the University of Arkansas. One is the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and the other is the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Approval of this consortium is currently being reviewed by the Higher Learning Commission. Other schools involved in the consortium are Auburn University, Florida State University, University of Central Florida, University of Kentucky, University of Pittsburgh, and the University of South Carolina. Additional information can be found on the FEEDER website.

Executive Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management is a consortium agreement between the University of Arkansas and the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for students enrolled in the Executive Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management (EMBA-HCM) program at the University of Arkansas. See the text of the agreement for additional information.

University of Arkansas Engineering Program is a memorandum of understanding between the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith that allows University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, courses to be taught at the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith campus. Students participating under this agreement can earn a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. See the text of the agreement for additional information.

Expanding Engineering Opportunities Program/STEM Preparation Program is an agreement between the University of Arkansas and most of Arkansas' two-year colleges. This agreement allows students to take University of Arkansas, Fayetteville engineering and advanced math courses online for degree credit at the two-year college. This allows students desiring to obtain a 4-year degree to take advance classes while enrolled at the 2-year institution. Please see STEM Preparation Program for additional information.

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Information regarding the University’s accreditation and the academic colleges' accreditations can be found in the Catalog of Studies. Students may obtain copies of the accreditation documents from the Provost Office, 422 Administration Building, Fayetteville, AR 72701.

Please see External Complaint Resolution for information regarding filing unresolved institutional grievances.  See Higher Learning Commission and/or Arkansas Department of Higher Education for additional information. 

Information regarding the University’s policies on copyright can be found on the Information Technology Services’ website and the Academic Initiatives and Integrity website.

Computer Use and File Sharing

Please see Code of Computing Practices and the Academic Initiatives and Integrity website for information on computer use and peer-to-peer file sharing.

Computer and Network Security Policy

Please see Computer and Network Security Policy for information on information technology security.  Other University Information Technology Services policies can be found here.

Commitment to Accurate Representation/Statement on Misrepresentation

See the text of our Commitment to Accurate Representation/Statement on Misrepresentation on the Enrollment Services website.

Student Activities

Please see the Office of Student Activities and the Volunteer Action Center for information regarding campus involvement.

Financial Aid Verification

Information regarding the financial aid verification process can be found on the Financial Aid website

Career and Job Placement Services

Students will find a number of career and job placement services on campus. Please see Career Development Center, Engineering Career Development Center, George W. Edwards, Jr. Career Center, and the School of Law Career Services.

College Navigator Website

The College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students compare institutions of higher education.  Interested parties will find information about student activities, services offered by the institution for individuals with disabilities, enrollment information, net price. and other policies and information.   Data is collected and analyzed by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Constitution and Citizenship Day

The University of Arkansas celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day early on September 17 (or the week before or after, if September 17 falls on the weekend). Information regarding the event is posted on the Arkansas Newswire.