Pell Grants
Total Financial Aid

Pay For College

SouthArk gives you the tools you need to help you pay for the best investment you will ever make, Your future!

Our Tuition for In-State students runs just $84.00 per credit hour, not counting books and fees.

To stay on track with your Guided Pathways Map, considering a two-year program, you should be taking 15 credit hours per semester.  That comes to $2,490 per semester, not counting books and fees.

You may also qualify for scholarships.  Browse our selection of Institutional, Foundation, and Community scholarships.  Be sure to also check out the Out of State Tuition Scholarship, and the Union County Single Parent Scholarship.  Maybe one of those is right for you!


SouthArk's school code is 013858

To receive federally funded financial aid and some other financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), enroll as regular students in an approved degree or certificate program, meet citizenship requirements, demonstrate financial need, and maintain satisfactory academic progress. In addition, students must not be in default on any student loan program or Stafford Loan or owe a refund on a Pell Grant, SEOG, or state aid.

Career Pathways

Are you looking for a career instead of a job? South Arkansas Community College (SouthArk) offers a wide variety of career programs, some of which can be completed in less than a year. You can start preparing for a higher paying career today.

The Career Pathways Initiative is a resource that enables SouthArk to offer those who qualify free career training and college classes. 

In addition, the Pathways Initiative may be able to help students overcome the barriers that have kept them from getting the education and training needed.


South Arkansas Community College funds a number of scholarships for full or part-time degree or certificate-seeking students.  

Most scholarships are awarded in the spring semester for the following academic year.  The priority deadline for most scholarships is March 1; however, scholarships will continue to be awarded to eligible students only as long as funding is available.

The value of a full-tuition or a half-tuition scholarship is determined by the recipient's residency status (in-district or out-of-district). The maximum value of any institutional and foundation scholarships will be the value of tuition at the out-of-district rate. Eligible scholarship recipients from outside Arkansas must pay the difference between the out-of-district and out-of-state tuition rates.

Pending satisfactory completion of course work in the first year, institutional and foundation scholarships are renewable for the second academic year as long as the student re-applies for the scholarship and meets all renewal requirements. The scholarship committee must approve all exceptions to scholarship requirements.

Set Up A Payment Plan

To help you meet your educational expenses, South Arkansas Community College is pleased to offer Nelnet/Enterprise as a convenient budget plan.

Nelnet/Enterprise is a tuition management plan that provides you with a low-cost option for budgeting tuition expenses.

The only cost to budget monthly payments through Nelnet/Enterprise is a $25.00 per semester nonrefundable fee. Enrolling online is simple and secure.