Costs and Funding
While the cost of attending Walton is much lower than other elite business colleges, the return is high.
In fact, Walton graduates receive the 11th highest return on investment in the nation for business colleges (Businessweek 2013) based on the cost of attendance. In addition, an impressive 87% of our job-seeking undergraduate students had jobs upon graduation, earning on average more than $52,500 in 2017.
Arkansas Resident Estimate
- Tuition: $4,233
- Fees: $1,219
- Room and Board: $5,352
- Total: $10,804
- Tuition: $13,095
- Fees: $1,219
- Room and Board: $5,352
- Total: $19,666
About These Estimates
The above calculations are estimates for a first-semester incoming freshman taking some business and some non-business classes, and estimates do not consider any scholarship or financial aid awards. These costs will vary based on a student’s individual class schedule, and various other factors, and do not include textbooks and personal expenses.
For tuition, students are charged by the credit hour. Other costs—such as health fees, technology fees, and meal plans — may be charged on a flat fee or per credit hour basis.
The room and board estimates are based on averages provided by University Housing.
To learn more about the costs associated with attending the University of Arkansas and the Walton College and to calculate a tuition and fees estimate based on your unique situation, please see the Treasurer’s Office.
How Can I Pay For College?
The cost of attending the University of Arkansas can be offset through scholarship, grants, federal aid and private loans.
Financial Aid typically refers to federal programs that assist students in paying for college either through grants, loans or work study programs. To qualify for these programs, students must meet specific eligibility criteria usually based on their financial need. To apply for financial aid, students and their families must complete the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by March 1st each year.
- Grants: Grants are from federal sources and are gifted to recipients which means they do not have to be repaid. To qualify for a grant, students generally must hold a specific GPA and meet grant-specific requirements.
- Federal Loans: Just like other loans, federal education loans must be repaid, but allow student to borrow the money needed to cover tuition, fees and other costs associated with education, often at lower interest rates than private loans. Education loans are usually deferred, meaning students do not have to begin repaying the loan until after graduation.
- Work Study: The Federal Work Study Program helps students earn financial funding through a part-time work program. Students who qualify for Work Study hold part-time jobs in various areas of campus and earn money to assist with their education and living expenses.
- Learn more about Financial Aid at the University of Arkansas by visiting the Office of Financial Aid.
Scholarships: Typically derived from private funding, scholarships are usually merit-based, taking into consideration a variety of criteria from major and GPA to geographic area and hobbies. Scholarships are competitive and are gifted to recipients who must meet eligibility requirements. In addition to scholarships offered by academic institutions, many civic organizations, interest groups, companies and religious organizations also have scholarship programs. See below for more information about University of Arkansas and Walton College scholarship opportunities.
Private Loans: Private loans may come from a variety of sources. Visit your local bank for information regarding their private loan options. Compare interest rates, re-payment options and qualifying information to find the best deal for you.
University of Arkansas Scholarships
Many scholarships are available at the campus level. We encourage you to investigate opportunities at the Academic Scholarship Office.
Arkansas Alumni Association Scholarships
The Arkansas Alumni Association has a growing list of scholarship opportunities for incoming and current students.