Transfer Student

A student who previously attended another college may enter Arkansas Baptist College as a transfer student; depending on the nature of the academic record, some or all of the credits earned may be transferred to Arkansas Baptist College. Students who have satisfactorily completed courses at an accredited institution may be admitted to regular standing with such advanced credit as their previous records may warrant. To be eligible for transfer, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Submit an official “sealed” high school transcript and official “sealed” transcripts from ALL colleges or universities previously attended.
  2. Students who are not eligible for readmission to their previous institution will NOT be considered for admission to Arkansas Baptist College until they have cleared the required time issued by the previous college or university.
  3. Applicants must be prepared to submit course descriptions from the official catalog of the institution(s) from which credits are to be transferred.
  4. No transfer grades below “C” will be accepted.
  5. No transfer credit in the major over ten years old will be accepted until and unless it is validated by the major department.
  6. Students may transfer no more than the maximum number of credit hours they would be permitted to earn on this campus in a period of time comparable to that in which the transfer credit was earned. A maximum of sixty (60) hours will be accepted toward a degree from an accredited college or university.
  7. Conditionally admitted transfer students are eligible to enroll in a maximum of twelve (12) credit hours and must earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average in their first semester in order to reenroll.

The Financial Aid staff’s mission is to help students pursue their educational goals by providing financial information and services in a professional and individualized manner.  We are enthusiastic about assisting you as you complete the financial aid application process so that your eligibility can be determined and a financial aid award can be offered in a timely manner.   We are dedicated to operating in accordance with federal, state, and university guidelines, as well as those set forth in our Code of Conduct and Statement of Ethical Principles.

We look forward to working with you!

Current Students

Prospective Students

New Students

Applying for Financial Aid

After you have completed and submitted your Application for Admission. Your steps to applying for aid are:

Step 1. Request an FSA ID

Request an FSA ID via the U.S. Department of Education’s web page at: https://fsaid.ed.gov. You and your parent will need an FSA ID to sign your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). An FSA ID will be needed to log into any U.S. Department of Education (ED) sites.

Step 2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

You must submit your FAFSA electronically via the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) webpage at https://studentaid.ed.gov. You may also apply via the ED’s new phone app, MyStudentAid. Currently available in both the Apple and Google Play stores.

•  Our School Code: 001087 is required so that Arkansas Baptist College will receive your processed FAFSA.

•  October 1 of each year is the start date for completing your online FAFSA Application

Step 3. Verification (if selected)

The U.S. Department of Education occasionally selects students applying for federal financial aid for a process called “Verification”. Students (as well as parents) are required to submit additional documentation.

Arkansas Baptist College has partnered with Inceptia, to provide students with a ‘Verification Gateway’ to submit required information and documents online. On behalf of Arkansas Baptist College, Inceptia will send students an email notification with detailed instructions on how to quickly navigate the process to complete verification. When all of the documentation is received, your application will be ‘ verified’ to (reviewed for accuracy). If errors are found, Inceptia will correct the FAFSA and submit it back to the federal processor to update(correct) your FAFSA.

Step 4. Apply for State Aid and Research Scholarships

State Aid Opportunities – Arkansas resident students can research and apply for state financial aid opportunities per the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) at https://scholarships.adhe.edu/scholarships-and-programs/a-z/. Out-of-State students are encouraged to check with their state for state aid opportunities that could be used at out of state colleges.

Scholarship Opportunities – Research scholarships via the U.S. Department of Labor at https://www.careeronestop.org/Toolkit/Training/find-scholarships.aspx. There are numerous sites available to students research scholarships from foundations or donors independent of the college. We encourage students to seek scholarships to assist with paying their educational costs.

Step 5. Accepting your Financial Aid Award

Once your file is complete and verified (if selected), your eligibility is determined and you will be awarded. You can check your financial aid award and status online via the ABC NetPartner Financial Aid Portal.

Step 6. Applying for Federal Direct Stafford Loans, if necessary

(Additional information about federal loans on the Types of Financial Aid page.)

Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized) may be included as part of your financial aid award package.

If you are interested in getting student loans to assist with your educational expenses, you must accept and apply for them at https://studentaid.gov.

As a borrower of federal student loans, you must complete Entrance counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) via the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) at https://studentaid.gov. You will complete Entrance Counseling and sign the MPN once and will not have to complete this process again unless you leave Arkansas Baptist College.

Alternative Loans If you decide to apply for a private student loan, you will need to select a lender. Arkansas Baptist College has partnered with ELM Resources and a number of private lenders to help you understand what questions you should ask your lender before borrowing. For more information, please review our ‘Apply for an Alternative Loan’ web page at https://www.arkansasbaptist.edu/apply-alternative-loan/.

Step 7: Monitor your financial aid status at myABC Portal

https://my.arkansasbaptist.edu/ICS/

Where to submit necessary documents?

Documents not submitted through the online method can be mailed /mailed to:

1600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
Phone: (501) 420-1226       
 
 
Arkansas Baptist College