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Arkansas Launches New “College For You” Financial Aid Website

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The Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE), in partnership with the Information Network of Arkansas, announced the launch of a new “College for You” financial aid website. Scholarships.ADHE.edu is an audience-focused resource that makes it easy for students and their parents, teachers and counselors to find information about college scholarships, grants and loans from any mobile device.

The new financial aid site will provide a portal to the YOUniversal online financial aid application system, which will begin accepting applications January 1. Now is the perfect time for students to begin researching Arkansas scholarships and grants at Scholarships.ADHE.edu to be ready to submit their applications later this week. The deadline to submit applications is February 1 for Governor’s Scholarships and June 1 for the Academic Challenge and most other scholarship programs.

“We were one of the first states, if not the first state in the country, to make applying for state financial aid more accessible for parents and students, and we are constantly looking for opportunities to improve that access and serve our citizens,” ADHE Director Shane Broadway said.

“We are excited about the updates that we are announcing today, and we hope that our increased focus on mobile technology will encourage even more students to apply.”

Students visiting Scholarships.ADHE.edu can:

  • View prominent countdown notifications for important application deadlines
  • Locate eligible Arkansas schools on a dynamic map
  • View common financial aid questions
  • See important financial aid messages from ADHE
  • Get an overview of scholarships and programs for high school students, non-traditional students, graduate students and teachers
  • View requirements, rules and regulations, and award amounts for each scholarship and program
  • Access the YOUniversal Financial Aid system to submit scholarship and grant applications and view the status of any submitted applications

Scholarships.ADHE.edu will replace the legacy ADHE Financial Aid Division website at ADHE.edu. Students who visit the legacy site will be automatically routed to the new “College For You” website for a seamless experience. Students with questions about scholarships or applications may visit the Frequently Asked Questions or the Contact Us pages of the new site. (http://scholarships.adhe.edu/contact-us/)

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About the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE)
The Arkansas Department of Higher Education is responsible for carrying out the policy directives of the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board, reviewing college and university academic programs, and developing funding recommendations for the state’s 11 public universities and 22 public two-year colleges as well as several other post-secondary entities.

In addition, the agency is responsible for distributing approximately $150 million annually from state revenues and lottery funds intended to ease the financial burden of students seeking an education beyond high school. For more information, visit www.adhe.edu or call 501-371-2050 or 1-800-54-STUDY.

About The Information Network of Arkansas (INA)
The Information Network of Arkansas (INA) is a public-private partnership between the state of Arkansas and the Arkansas Information Consortium (AIC) that helps state government entities Web-enable their information services. Little Rock-based AIC is part of e-Government firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. INA operates Arkansas.gov, the official website of the state of Arkansas, which offers more than 1,100 state and local online services.

About NIC
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

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