2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is $5,754 for Arkansas residents and $13,026 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees for UA Fort Smith is $5,920 for Arkansas residents and $13,396 for out-of-state students. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 2.88% for Arkansas residents and increased by 2.84% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 5.75% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 12.16% from the previous year. The in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith are lower than the average amount ($8,652) and the out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($16,539 - Public Baccalaureate College - Diverse Fields).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$5,593 $12,666$12,785
2019-2020$5,754$13,026$13,520
Change % 2019-20202.88%2.84%5.75%
2020-2021$5,920$13,396$14,297
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $8,433 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $12,735 for academic year 2019-2020. The graduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at UA Fort Smith is $8,291 for Arkansas residents and $12,402 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition has been decreased by -1.68% for Arkansas residents and decreased by -2.62% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. The in-state graduate tuition and fees at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith are lower than the average amount ($12,164) and the out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($19,210 - Public Baccalaureate College - Diverse Fields).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$8,577 $13,077$12,785
2019-2020$8,433$12,735$13,520
Change % 2019-2020-1.68%-2.62%5.75%
2020-2021$8,291$12,402$14,297
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at UA Fort Smith.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$166$461
2019-2020$171$474
2020-2021$176$487
Graduate2018-2019$383$633
2019-2020$394$633
2020-2021$405$633
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for University of Arkansas-Fort Smith graduates. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $30,700 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $35,000 for University of Arkansas-Fort Smith graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$30,700$34,500$27,900
7 Years After Graduation$30,200--
8 Years After Graduation$34,700--
9 Years After Graduation$32,200--
10 Years After Graduation$35,000$41,800$30,600

UA Fort Smith 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at UA Fort Smith for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $23,941 for Arkansas residents and $54,621 for out-of-state students. The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$5,845$5,937$6,031$6,127$23,941
Out-of-State$13,273$13,525$13,781$14,042$54,621
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$5,937$6,031$6,127$6,224$24,319
Out-of-State$13,525$13,781$14,042$14,309$55,657
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$6,031$6,127$6,224$6,322$24,704
Out-of-State$13,781$14,042$14,309$14,580$56,712
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$6,127$6,224$6,322$6,422$25,094
Out-of-State$14,042$14,309$14,580$14,857$57,788
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$6,224$6,322$6,422$6,524$25,491
Out-of-State$14,309$14,580$14,857$15,138$58,884
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses. For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year COA is $90,481 for Arkansas residents and $121,162 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.
4 years COA at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$21,549$22,245$22,968$23,720$90,481
Out-of-State$28,977$29,832$30,718$31,635$121,162
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$22,245$22,968$23,720$24,501$93,433
Out-of-State$29,832$30,718$31,635$32,586$124,771
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$22,968$23,720$24,501$25,313$96,502
Out-of-State$30,718$31,635$32,586$33,571$128,510
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$23,720$24,501$25,313$26,157$99,691
Out-of-State$31,635$32,586$33,571$34,592$132,384
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$24,501$25,313$26,157$27,035$103,006
Out-of-State$32,586$33,571$34,592$35,650$136,399
Last year, 73 students ( 1.12% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans. After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $67,021 for Arkansas residents and $97,702 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$15,684$16,380$17,103$17,855$67,021
Out-of-State$23,112$23,967$24,853$25,770$97,702
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$16,380$17,103$17,855$18,636$69,973
Out-of-State$23,967$24,853$25,770$26,721$101,311
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$17,103$17,855$18,636$19,448$73,042
Out-of-State$24,853$25,770$26,721$27,706$105,050
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$17,855$18,636$19,448$20,292$76,231
Out-of-State$25,770$26,721$27,706$28,727$108,924
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$18,636$19,448$20,292$21,170$79,546
Out-of-State$26,721$27,706$28,727$29,785$112,939

2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for last five years. Use left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$5,754$1,605$13,520$13,026$1,605 $13,520
Graduate$8,433 $1,605$13,520$12,735 $1,605$13,520

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