UA Emergency Loan
The University of Arkansas has limited funds to assist students in times of emergency. Employees, unfortunately, are not eligible for these loans. These funds are limited and may be depleted at times. To help ensure that funds are readily available, students are required to repay the funds within 60 days or before June 1 of each year, whichever comes first.
Funds are available only for emergency use. An emergency is defined as an unforeseen event or expense. Some common examples are eviction notices, medical illness, or death within the family. Students are asked to provide acceptable documentation to their Financial Aid Counselor.
All funds must be repaid within 60 days or before June 1, whichever comes first. Funds are available only after a student is attending classes. Please use caution when using the loan funds because a student may only participate once a year.
The Financial Aid Counselor will help you determine if an emergency loan is a good option for you. The maximum award is $500 and a co-signer is required. The co-signer affidavit should be completed along with the Request Form. Both are available below.
Please read the Request Form carefully and bring it to the Financial Aid Office to initiate the process. Upon approval the Financial Aid Counselor will complete part of the Request Form, which the student will then take to Student Accounts. The co-signer affidavit will need to be presented at that time. Student Accounts will then review for completeness and provide access to the funds.
Download the Emergency Loan Request Form.
Complete the FAFSA
Don't forget to visit fafsa.ed.gov to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Other Aid Sites
- U.S. Department of Education
- FAFSA on the Web
- The Student Guide
- Arkansas Department of Higher Education Financial Aid
- Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund
- NSLDS - National Student Loan Data System for Students
- College.gov - I'm Going
- Financial Aid TV
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