In-State Tuition

If I'm an out-of-state student, how can I qualify for in-state tuition?
Board Policy 520.1 (Revised January 29, 1989)Native American people in other states belonging to tribes that formerly lived in Arkansas before relocation, and whose names are on the rolls in tribal headquarters, shall be classified as in-state students of Arkansas for tuition and fee purposes on all campuses of the University of Arkansas. Tribes so identified include the Caddo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Delaware, Kickapoo, Osage, Peoria, Quapaw, Shawnee, and Tunica.
Board Policy 520.7 (Revised January 18, 1985)Effective January 1, 1975, members of the Armed Forces who are stationed in the state of Arkansas pursuant to military orders, and their unemancipated dependents, shall be entitled to classification as in-state students for fee-paying purposes (per Arkansas Stat. Ann. 80-3366).Persons continuously domiciled in Arkansas for at least twelve consecutive months, who enter active military service from this state and who maintain Arkansas as the permanent home of record while on active military duty, and their dependents, shall be entitled to classification as in-state students for fee-paying purposes. This provision is forfeited if the military person does not return to Arkansas within twelve months after separation, discharge, or retirement from active dutyPersons serving in active military service who demonstrate a change of bona fide domicile from another state to Arkansas at least twelve consecutive months prior to separation, discharge, or retirement from active military duty, and their dependents, shall be entitled to classification as in-state students for fee-paying purposes. This provision is forfeited if the military person does not return to Arkansas within twelve months after separation, discharge, or retirement from active duty.
Board Policy 520.10 (Adopted November 16, 1984)In accordance with the reciprocity agreement described in H.C.R. 32, signed by the Governor of Arkansas on February 12, 1965, residents of Texarkana, Texas, and Bowie County, Texas, will be classified as in-state students for university fee purposes at the University of Arkansas.

The Academic Common Market is an interstate agreement among Southern states for sharing uncommon academic programs. Participating states are able to make arrangements for their residents who qualify for admission to enroll as in-state students for fee purposes.

The Common Market concept recognizes that it is impractical for every state to attempt development of programs in every field of knowledge. Each Southern state has programs which are not offered in some of the other states and which can accommodate additional students. Through the sharing of such programs, the market assists in eliminating unnecessary duplication and in increasing access to programs which meet the educational needs of the citizens of the South.

To enroll as an Academic Common Market student, you must:

Be accepted for admission into a program to which your state has obtained access for its residents through the Academic Common Market. Applications for admission should be made directly to the institution offering the program.

Obtain certification of residency from the Common Market coordinator for certification information.

The opportunities presently available at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, at in-state rates to residents of Southern states through the Academic Common Market are listed in the column to the right.

Program Bachelor's Master's Ph.D. Ed.D
Anthropology   WV    
Architecture KY      
Kinesiology   LA OK  
    GA    
    OK    
Landscape Architecture DE      
Philosophy     AL  
      MS  
Public Policy     OK  
Rehabilitation   LA    
    MS    
Transportation and Logistics Mgmt. KY TX    
These include, but are not limited to:
  • Benjamin Franklin Lever Tuition Fellowship
  • Southern Regional Education Board SREB-State Doctoral Fellowship
  • GEM Fellowship
  • NSF Fellowship
  • SMART Fellowshi
  • pLeggett Fellowship
  • Doctoral fellowships
  • All of the undergraduate students who participate in the Carver summer research program