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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.
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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


Types of Aid


    You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for financial aid.  Please complete the application at  The ASUMH school code is 042544.

    Federal Pell Grant

    A Federal Pell Grant is awarded to help undergraduate students pay for their education after high school. For the Federal Pell Grant Program, an undergraduate is one who has not earned a bachelor's or professional degree. These grants provide a "foundation" of financial aid for many students to which aid from other federal sources may be added. Unlike loans, grants do not have to be repaid except in certain circumstances where a student withdraws or has all failing grades.

    The maximum Award for the 2018-2019 year is $6,095.00. The amount awarded will depend on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the cost of education, enrollment status, and whether or not attendance is for a full academic year or less.

    To apply for a Pell Grant:

    • Apply for a FSA ID at
    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid at
    • ASUMH Federal ID Code is 042544.  Results of the FAFSA will be sent to you via e-mail, if an e-mail address is provided. If an e-mail address is not provided, then information will be mailed to your home address.
    • ASUMH will receive the information from the Department of Education (if our school code was provided) with the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is used to determine your eligibility for the Pell Grant as well as other programs.

    Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

    This grant is intended to supplement other aid received. These grants are federally funded with each school receiving a small allocation of funds each year. Therefore, students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as early as possible each year as funds are awarded to a limited number of undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. SEOG does not have to be repaid.  SEOG grant award amounts depend on the amount of funds available to the institution.   Typically the amount varies between $200 and $1000 per academic year.  Apply by completing the FAFSA at


    Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans

    How to apply for a Federal Direct Student Loan

    1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the ASUMH school code 042544.
    2. Complete entrance counseling at
    3. Complete the Direct Master Promissory Note at
    4. Complete the ASUMH Data Form found on the forms page once each school year after filing the FAFSA.
    5. Complete any additional documents requested by the ASUMH Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

    Note: Students must complete the FAFSA every year to continue to apply for a Federal Direct Student Loan.

    The Subsidized Federal Direct Student Loan

    Eligibility for subsidized loans is based on financial need as determined by federal guidelines. A loan is called "subsidized" because the government pays interest for the student while the student is at least half-time enrolled in school (6 or more hours at ASUMH).

    The Unsubsidized Federal Direct Student Loan

    This type of loan is available to students regardless of income or need. With an unsubsidized loan, you are responsible for all interest that accrues during the time in school, grace and deferment periods. You may choose to pay the interest portion only while in school, which would keep your loan balance at principal. If you choose to defer such payments, the interest will be capitalized (added back to the principal at time of repayment).

    What is a Master Promissory Note?

    A Master Promissory Note is a signed agreement promising payment of a sum of money, i.e. by signing a Master Promissory Note for a Federal Direct Loan the student is agreeing to repay their loan proceeds to their designated servicer. Complete your Master Promissory Note (MPN) at

    Why must a student complete an entrance interview?

    The Entrance Interview provides the student detailed information on the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. It is very important for the student to understand their rights and responsibilities when borrowing money for school. Complete your Entrance Interview at

    How much can I borrow?

    Visit the Federal Student Aid Direct Loan website to view information regarding loan amounts.

    When do I begin to repay my Federal Direct Loans?

    Each student is given a period of time before loan repayment begins; this is called a “grace period." The Federal Direct Loan grace period is six months after the student graduates, leaves school, or drops below half time status. Once a student exceeds their grace period, they must begin loan repayment. Federal Direct Loans are repaid to the holder of the loan, with 10-25 years to repay, depending on the total amount the student has borrowed.

    Go to for additional information.


    Where to start searching for scholarships?

    • High school counselor
    • Visit your local library
    • Ask local businesses, churches, and civic organizations
    • Contact your local Chamber of Commerce
    • Contact your local and state government
    • Contact the scholarship office at the college you plan to attend
    • FREE online scholarship search engines
    • Beware of scams and never pay for assistance to find scholarships

    General scholarship tips

    • Create a calendar that lists the deadlines of all the scholarship you want to apply for.
    • Send in everything requested and required for by a scholarship application, but nothing extra.
    • Put some effort into your essays and customize them for each scholarship application you submit
    • Ask for letters of recommendation at least two to three weeks in advance of when they are needed
    • Use your resources wisely. Local scholarships are often the easiest to get.
    • Be persistent and don't get discouraged. Every application you submit will not result in a scholarship. Rejection letters are part of the process for scholarship applicants. Rejection can be discouraging, but if you give up and stop applying for scholarships, you are guaranteed not to get any funds.
    • Start searching for scholarship opportunities throughout middle and high school. Keep a running list of those scholarships for which you've applied, those for which you can't apply until you're a senior, and for those you've received. After you are in college, you can still apply for scholarships! School breaks are a great time to get these out of the way
    • Have a plan for your college. The more specific your college plans and goals are, such as where you will attend and what you will study, the more you can target available scholarships to help you finance your education.
    • Know your personal strengths and weaknesses. Focus your scholarship search around your talents. Emphasize your strengths, interests, and abilities in scholarship essays. Make allowances for your weaknesses. For example, if you procrastinate, ask someone to hold you accountable to take action or if you are not a good writer, ask someone who is a good writer for feedback on your scholarship essays and applications.
    • The Princeton Review advice on searching for scholarships

    Useful Scholarship Web Pages

    DISCLAIMER: The scholarship pages listed below are not endorsed in any way. They are merely placed here to assist you with searching for scholarships.


    The State of Arkansas provides several types of grants and scholarships for residents of Arkansas. These include the Arkansas Academic Challenge/Lottery Scholarship, Governors Scholarships, Arkansas Futures Grant and many additional opportunities for Arkansas residents.

    Information about assistance available from the state of Arkansas is available online at

    Students must complete the YOUniversal, Arkansas’s Universal Scholarship application located at

    The application is open year round for some funding opportunities but the main deadline to apply for state assistance June 1st each year.


    Youniversal - Arkansas Financial Aid system Logo


    Federal Work Study Program

    This program provides jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay for college expenses.  Students must complete the FAFSA at and should indicate they are interested in the work-study program. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as early as possible as funds for this program are limited. Students must complete the FAFSA every year to receive Federal Work Study. Receipt of Federal Work Study one year does not automatically imply that the student will receive Federal Work Study the next year.  Students are permitted to work up to a maximum of 20 hours per week.  Students are paid every two weeks.   

    Students interested in working in the College Work Study Program must register with the Financial Aid Office the first full week in August each year.  Students will be permitted to register under multiple departments employing Federal Work Study students.  Students on each list will be reviewed for eligibility under federal regulations.  The list will then be forwarded to each department and it will be the department that interviews and makes the decision as to which student(s) will be employed.  Students are permitted to work beginning the first day of class at the beginning of the semester through the last day of finals at the end of each semester.  Students will be awarded a fixed amount and cannot earn more than the fixed amount for each semester. 

    Rehabilitation Services

    Students with possible disabilities may contact Rehabilitation Services (1-800-330-0632) to see if they qualify for these benefits.  Rehabilitation Services may provide assistance with tuition, fees, and books to those who qualify. 

    Students should contact their local Arkansas Department of Workforce Services Rehabilitation Services Office for eligibility requirements and application. 

    Veteran's Education Benefits

    Veterans education benefits are authorized to veterans and qualified dependents under specific chapters of Title 38, US Code.  Eligibility for benefits can only be determined by the U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs.  ASUMH is an approved institution for assistance to veterans, their beneficiaries or dependents.  Students may contact the Veterans Affairs representative at the ASUMH Financial Aid Office for application forms. Sherrie Hughes, (870) 508-6241 or

    Additional Information on assistance for veterans, veteran's dependents, and active duty is available under Veterans Benefits on this page.

    Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

    The WIOA program is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.  Students should contact either their local Employment Security Division Office or the Arkansas Workforce Center for application and eligibility information.  Visit for more information.  Students should also inquire if they may be eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits.

    Career Pathways

    Career Pathways is a financial assistance program to help students with college related expenses.  

    Guidelines are as follows.  Be an Arkansas resident, have minor children residing in your home under the age of 21, or have income below 250% of the poverty level.  

    Qualified applicants can receive a range of assistance that could include paying for tuition, fees, books, transportation, child care, and other expenses.

    For further information regarding eligibility and the application process, contact the Career Pathways Office at (870) 508-6201.  The Career Pathways Office is located on the third floor of Roller Hall on the ASU - Mountain Home campus.



    Arkansas State University - Mountain Home assists eligible veterans and dependents of veterans apply for educational benefits offered by the Veterans Administration.  Active duty military may also receive educational benefits to attend Arkansas State University - Mountain Home.  

    All active duty military, veterans and dependents of veterans are encouraged to inquire about educational benefits to attend Arkansas State University - Mountain Home by contacting the Veterans Administration Certifying Official.


    Students requesting veteran, veteran dependent, and active duty military educational benefits MUST contact the Veterans Administration Certifying Official to complete and submit forms as outlined below to the Veterans Administration Certifying Official to receive benefits.

    • NEW ASUMH students and students returning after not attending a Fall or Spring semester, requesting veteran, veteran dependent, and active duty military educational benefits MUST contact the Veterans Administration Certifying Official to complete and submit the VA Data Form.
    • ALL ASUMH students requesting veteran, veteran dependent, and active duty military educational benefits MUST complete and submit the ASUMH Veterans Certification Request Form every Fall, Spring, and Summer semester to the Veterans Administration Certifying Official.


    • ALL ASUMH students requesting veteran, veteran dependent, and active duty military educational benefits MUST submit a printed copy of their validated bill and class schedule every Fall, Spring, and Summer semester to the Veterans Administration Certifying Official on the third floor of Roller Hall.

    Veterans Administration Certifying Official:

    Sherrie Hughes
    Phone: 870-508-6241
    Fax: 870-508-6286

    Mailing Address:

    Arkansas State University - Mountain Home
    Veterans Affairs Office
    1600 South College Street
    Mountain Home, AR  72653

    Physical Location:

    Roller Hall, Third Floor

    Office Hours:

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


    District 3 Veteran Service Officer:

    Elesha Granniss
    Phone: 870-404-6944

    Mailing Address:

    Arkansas State University - Mountain Home
    McClain Hall, Room M204
    1600 South College Street
    Mountain Home, AR  72653

    Physical Location:

    McClain Hall, Second Floor


    Baxter County Veteran Service Officer:

    Charles R. Leonard, II
    Phone: 870-425-8155
    Fax: 870-580-1039

    Mailing Address:

    5 East 9th Street
    Mountain Home, AR  72653

    Veterans Administration

    The toll-free number for the Education Call Center is 1-888-442-4551.

    The Call Center is in Muskogee, OK, and Education Case Managers are available 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.

    The system’s automated functions can provide information about benefits, applications, etc., and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Individual Veterans can access their own record to obtain date of last benefit payment, check amounts, etc. VA asks that you utilize the automated system as much as possible.

    Important Phone Numbers

    Education Benefits    1(888) 442-4551
    Other VA Benefits (Local Regional Office)  1(800) 827-1000
    Monthly Verification of Enrollment & IVR (Interactive Voice Response System)  1(877) 823-2378
    Direct Deposit Enrollment (students) 1(877) 838-2778
    Overseas Schools and Students Living Overseas  1(918) 781-4379
    Foreign Schools (Buffalo RPO)    1(716) 857-3196
    VA Debt Management Center 1(800) 827-0648
    Veterans Crisis Line 1(800) 273-8255



    VA Educational Programs

    How the Veterans Administration pays out GI BILL BENEFITS

    Payments are done at the end of the month based on the number of days enrolled and the first and last payment is prorated.   Payments amounts differ based on chapter, the numbers of hours enrolled, remaining months of eligibility, and other criteria.  

    Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (Chapter 30)


    Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services (Chapter 31)

    Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)

    Payment amounts vary based on the following:

    • Payment eligibility rating, a range of 40% to 100%
    • Enrollment status, full-time or less.
    • Monthly housing stipend paid to student.

    Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)


    Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)


    Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)

    Transfer Of Post-9/11 GI-Bill Benefits To Dependents

    Veterans Work Study Program

    • Veterans who are enrolled in at least 3/4 time are eligible for the Work Study Program. Work Study positions can be found at college veterans affairs offices, VA hospitals, and VA regional offices.
    • The pay is current Arkansas state minimum wage per hour. There is no tax deduction.
    • Hours can usually be flexible to work around class time.

    Multiple Benefits Eligibility

    • If you think you may be eligible for more than one type of Veterans Educational benefits this comparison chart may be helpful to you.
    • Comparison of VA Benefits

    Military Records and Transcripts

    College Credit for Military Service 

    Joint Services Transcript 

    Military Service Records Request

    Tuition Assistance

    Army Reserve
    National Guard

    Arkansas National Guard Tuition Assistance Program (GTIP)

    Air Force
    Coast Guard
    Marine Corp

    Military Service Related Scholarships

    Memorial Scholarship from American Legion Alley-White Post 52

    MG James Ursano Scholarship (Children of ARMY soldiers)

    ARMY Spouse Education Assistance Program

    ATT War Memorial Scholarship

    Students called to Active Duty

    The U.S. Department of Education web site contains information and guidelines regarding loan relief for persons affected by military mobilization.

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