Paying for UA Fort Smith

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$13,026 ($5,754)
Graduate Tuition & Fees
$12,735 ($8,433)
On-campus Living Costs
$13,520
Off-campus Living Costs
$15,458
Undergraduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$474 ($171)
Graduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$633 ($394)

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of University of Arkansas-Fort Smith are $5,754 for Arkansas residents and $13,026 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, the tuition & fees are $8,433 for Arkansas residents and $12,735 for out-of-state students.
Compare to Public, 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas, both undergraduate and graduate tuition & fees are average.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Central Baptist College, tuition & fees of University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is relatively inexpensive where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $17,739.
The average living cost of the school is $13,520 when a student lives in on-campus housing. When a student lives off-campus, the average living cost is $15,458.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith are $5,754 for Arkansas residents and $13,026 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 2.84% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees are $8,433 for Arkansas residents and $12,735 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition & fees have decreased by 0.97% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Trends Table

2020 Tuition & fees
YearUndergraduateGraduate
Arkansas ResidentsOut-of-StateArkansas ResidentsOut-of-State
2016$5,086$11,326$7,470$11,070
2017$5,390$12,038$7,805$11,999
2018$5,577$12,650$8,120$12,610
2019$5,593$12,666$8,577$13,077
2020$5,754$13,026$8,433$12,735
2021$5,754$13,026$8,433$12,735

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2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average on-campus living costs is $13,520 including room & board and other living expenses (a student lives in on-campus housing such as dormitory and school-owned apartment). For students living in off-campus housing, the average living cost is $15,458.
The living cost at the school has increased by 5.75% from last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.

Living Costs Trends

2020 Living Costs
YearOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2016$8,077$2,862$8,662$3,407
2017$8,242$2,963$9,256$4,307
2018$8,426$4,359$9,423$4,359
2019$8,426$4,359$9,423$4,359
2020$9,039$4,481$10,977$4,481
2021$9,090$5,430$10,976$5,430

Living Costs Trends Chart

2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $1,605 at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. The books & supplies cost stays same as last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.

Books & Supplies Costs Trends

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$1,235
2017$1,605
2018$1,605
2019$1,605
2020$1,605
2021$1,544

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

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2020 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2020 undergraduate tuition per credit hour at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is $171 for Arkansas residents and $474 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 2.82% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition per credit hour is $394 for Arkansas residents and $633 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition per credit hour stays same as last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition per credit hour and its trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Table

2020 Tuition per Credit Hour
YearUndergraduateGraduate
Arkansas ResidentsOut-of-StateArkansas ResidentsOut-of-State
2016$150$410$350$550
2017$160$437$367$600
2018$166$497$383$633
2019$166$461$383$633
2020$171$474$394$633
2021$171$474$394$633

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Chart