University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$14,375
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,070
$30k - $48k
$13,119
$48k - $75k
$14,438
$75k - $110k
$17,079
$110k+
$17,718
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,751
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$15,274
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$6,854
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
40%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,868
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
40%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,678
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,771
Students receiving state aid
71%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,491
Students receiving federal aid
43%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,678

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
52%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,235
Students receiving federal loans
51%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$7,967
Average Other Loans Per Year
$9,338
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,000
Loan Default Rate
7%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$222

What Students Are Saying

3.87 Average Rating
UCA is a great deal more affordable than other colleges in the area. They have plenty of scholarships they give out as well. Per semester, its about 5,000 dollars to attend UCA, which is a pretty decent price for university tuition considering that health services and gym fees (among other fees) are included in the sum.
Madison from Maumelle, AR
UCA is a wonderful school. As far as Bang for the buck goes, I feel like I am getting what I am paying for. Great faculty and staff, a wonderful campus, and a great college experience make me think i made the right choice to attend this school. In my opinion, UCA is so worth the price I pay to attend.
Megan from Sherwood, AR
Tuition is somewhat steep, but not unacceptably so. When you consider how much the campus has to offer (free concerts in the courtyard, a two story gym, free entertainment from some of the best comedians, many different food choices in the Student Center and cafeteria) the price is really worth it.
Gwendolyn from Malvern, AR
Tuition is not the best but they do offer a lot of scholarships, and the scholarships are increasing as tuition increases, but you have to keep up your grades in order to keep them.
Jelisa from Brinkley, AR
It is fairly expensive but it is also the only school in Arkansas that offers a Physical Therapy Doctorate, so in my opinion it is worth the money.
Traven from Mountain View, AR
If your looking for a bang for your Buck I have three letters for you...UCA!
Damian from Parkin, AR
uca is considerably cheap for the quality the students get when they attend this school.
allyson from cabot, ar