University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Public, Four-years School Located in Fort Smith, AR

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How much is the UA Fort Smith tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, UA Fort Smith's tuition & fees is $6,906 for Arkansas residents and $13,770 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $22,482 for Arkansas residents and $29,346 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

UA Fort Smith Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Arkansas Residents Tuition & Fees$6,906
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$13,770
Books & Supplies Costs$1,260
On-campus Room & Board$9,645
On-campus Expenses$4,671
Off-campus Room & Board$11,176
Off-campus Expenses$4,671
2023-2024 Estimates
Arkansas Residents Tuition & Fees$8,289
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$14,556

How Much Does it Cost to Go to UA Fort Smith for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $56,886 at UA Fort Smith. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $109,357. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $78,134.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$13,948$27,768$20,112
Sophomore (2024-25)$14,129$27,470$19,715
Junior (2025-26)$14,312$27,190$19,335
Senior (2026-27)$14,497$26,929$18,972
4 Years Total$56,886$109,357$78,134
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$14,129$27,470$19,715
Sophomore (2025-26)$14,312$27,190$19,335
Junior (2026-27)$14,497$26,929$18,972
Senior (2027-28)$14,685$26,686$18,626
4 Years Total$57,623$108,275$76,648
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$14,312$27,190$19,335
Sophomore (2026-27)$14,497$26,929$18,972
Junior (2027-28)$14,685$26,686$18,626
Senior (2028-29)$14,875$26,460$18,296
4 Years Total$58,369$107,265$75,228
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$14,497$26,929$18,972
Sophomore (2027-28)$14,685$26,686$18,626
Junior (2028-29)$14,875$26,460$18,296
Senior (2029-30)$15,067$26,251$17,981
4 Years Total$59,124$106,326$73,875
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$14,685$26,686$18,626
Sophomore (2028-29)$14,875$26,460$18,296
Junior (2029-30)$15,067$26,251$17,981
Senior (2030-31)$15,263$26,059$17,681
4 Years Total$59,890$105,456$72,584

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, UA Fort Smith' tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Arkansas, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $8,461.
In-StateOut-of-State
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith$6,906$13,770
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Arkansas Four-years Colleges$13,726
Public Schools$5,423$8,461
Private Schools$17,236

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between UA Fort Smith and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
University of Arkansas-Fort SmithFort Smith, AR$6,906$13,770
University of Arkansas at Pine BluffPine Bluff, AR$9,019$17,029
Central Baptist CollegeConway, AR$15,750$19,680
Crowley's Ridge CollegeParagould, AR$12,750$16,440
University of the OzarksClarksville, AR$23,750$25,950
Philander Smith CollegeLittle Rock, AR$12,714$13,014
Williams Baptist UniversityWalnut Ridge, AR$17,320$20,330
Ecclesia CollegeSpringdale, AR$15,140$16,850
Strayer University-ArkansasLittle Rock, AR$13,857$13,920

Financial Aid and COA

At University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, 4,955 students (92%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $7,558.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at UA Fort Smith is $21,788 for students living on-campus and $23,319 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 745 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $8,283 and the average amount of student loans is $4,876.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Arkansas ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$22,482$29,346
COA (off-campus)$24,013$30,877
Tuition & Fees$6,906$13,770
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,576$15,576
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$17,107$17,107
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$14,924$21,788
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,455$23,319
Average Financial Aid$7,558$7,558
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,95592%$7,558
Pell Grants2,17040%$4,772
Federal Student Loan1,59630%$6,319
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid745100%-
Grants or Scholarships745100%$8,283
Federal Grants745100%$4,370
Pell Grants40654%$5,195
Other Federal Grants745100%$1,538
State/Local Grants37350%$1,178
Institutional Grants58378%$4,247
Student Loan Aid21128%$4,876
Federal Student Loans21028%$4,749
Other Student Loans41%$7,875
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level628628$7,210
0-30,000215215$8,750
30,001-48,000100100$8,417
48,001-75,000116116$6,892
75,001-110,000100100$4,586
110,001 or more9797$5,640

Student Population

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has a total of 5,379 students including 5,335 undergraduate and 44 graduate students. By gender, there are 2,228 male students and 3,219 female students attending UA Fort Smith. The school offers online degree programs and 1,004 students enrolled online exclusively (18.67% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,447 2,2283,219
Undergraduate5,403 2,2193,184
Graduate44 935

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address5210 Grand Ave, Fort Smith, AR
Phone479-788-7000
WEBuafs.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered92 Programs
Online Program Offered4 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered2 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population5,379
Graduation Rate42%
Retention Rate71% (Full-time), 55% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate19 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties224 (Full-time), 113 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs506 (Full-time), 140 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$63,094
Average Staff Salary$46,992