We strive to prepare students for a lifetime of professional and community contributions in an increasingly interdependent and culturally diverse world. Our faculty and staff include outstanding teachers, scientists, writers, artists, and experts in a variety of academic disciplines and technical fields, all of whom are enthusiastically committed to offering our students a superior education.
Applying to college is an exciting experience and we're delighted that you're considering Arkansas State University - Mountain Home. We want to do everything we can to answer your questions, guide you through the admissions procedure, and introduce you to ASUMH.
financial aid
Education is how dreams come true. The staff of the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office is here to help you seek the finances to make your dreams into reality. We can help you apply for assistance from a variety of sources including scholarships from ASU – Mountain Home. Come by or contact us today at (870) 508-6195.
In addition to traditional academic programs, ASUMH offers a variety of services to serve the community. Secondary Center classes are offered for students in K-12 schools in the area. Community Education classes are offered for life-long learning and are just for fun. There are no tests or grades and these short-term courses are not for credit. Workforce Training programs are often customized for business and industry and both for-credit and not-for-credit classes.
At ASUMH, our Vision of “Creating Opportunities, Changing Lives” is all about students! We have a great staff who will support you from your first phone call or visit until you complete your degree. Whatever question you may have as a current, future, or former student, we are here to help you discover answers, realize your educational dreams, find a career, and have fun in the meantime! Reach out with the first step. We’ll grab your hand from there and hold on!
faculty and staff
Just as the ASUMH mission has meaning for students, it also encompasses our faculty and staff. This commitment shows in our efforts to provide Lifelong Learning through professional and personal development and training opportunities, Enhanced quality of life with our robust benefits package, flexible work-life balance, and a generous leave package, Academic Accessibility through education and tuition benefits, and Diverse Experiences through a culture that is respectful and mindful of our differences, yet inclusive in recognizing our sameness and unity in purpose. Our faculty and staff live the mission of LEAD every day.

Financial Aid


Apply for Aid

This page provides information on how and where to apply for any financial aid available for attending Arkansas State University - Mountain Home (ASUMH)

    1. Apply for admission to ASUMH at
    2. Apply for a Federal Student Aid ID username and password for the student and parent, if dependent, at
    3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on-line at using the Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) username and password for the student and parent, if dependent for the appropriate school year.
      • Click here to review an online video on how to create an FSA ID.
      • Click here to review an online video on how to fill out the FAFSA.
      • Use the Federal School Code 042544 when filing the FAFSA to have the results sent to ASUMH.
      • File the appropriate FAFSA.
        • 2016-2017 FAFSA is for Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017
    4. After filing the FAFSA, there will be additional paperwork to complete for the ASUMH Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
      • Watch the email address you provided on the FAFSA and your ASUMH student email for additional information requests.
      • All students should complete the Financial Aid Data Form once a year after the FAFSA is completed to update Title IV Authorizations..
      • Additional Documents may be required if you were chosen for verification.  Many students who apply for Federal Financial Aid through the FAFSA are selected by the Central Processor to be verified. If you are selected, you will be required to provide additional verification documentation which will be requested on an as needed basis.
    5. If applying for summer, in addition to the all the previous steps, you will also need to fill out the Summer Financial Aid Application
      • Summer 2017 Financial Aid Application
    6. Summer 2017 Financial Aid Application will be available in late spring 2017. Complete the ASUMH General Scholarship Application by May 15th each year for the next school year.
    7. Freshman Arkansas residents attending college for the first time can apply for the ASUMH Academic Distinction Scholarship.
    8. Review and apply for individual scholarships. Information on many locally sponsored scholarships are available on the ASUMH Scholarships page.
  • When an award is received from the ASUMH Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid it will be emailed to the address provided on the FAFSA.

    1. Review the letter for further instructions.
    2. If you have been offered more loan funding than you desire, return a copy of the award with the desired loan amount indicated.
    3. If you are awarded a Direct Stafford Loan on your award letter, ensure the following items have been completed at
      • Direct Loan Entrance Counseling
      • Direct Loan Master Promissory Note
  • Priority Consideration Date for completion of the FAFSA and all other required documents is:

    1. June 1st each year for students who are beginning the fall semester
    2. October 1 each year for those students entering the spring semester
    3. April 1 for those students requesting aid for summer sessions.

    The later a file has been completed, the longer the delay will be prior to a determination of aid eligibility. However, meeting the Priority Consideration Date should allow time for aid to be awarded prior to the beginning of the semester.

    Students whose Financial Aid is in place prior to the beginning of a semester may be permitted to charge their fees against financial aid. All students should be prepared to pay a portion of their tuition and fees at the time of fee collection if their Financial Aid has not been awarded or the award will not cover charges for the entire semester.

    Complete and return the direct deposit form to have any aid you may be expecting in excess the amount of institutional charges returned to you.

    Financial Aid disbursement will occur after enrollment is verified. Students who have excess monies after all tuition, fees, and book vouchers have been paid will be sent a notification to your student email account.

    Download the Financial Aid and Scholarship Brochure for additional information about educational assistance at ASUMH.

    If you have additional questions, contact Financial Aid.

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