Faculty & Staff FAQs:

Where is my payroll check?

Direct deposit is the university’s standard method for paying employees. Please refer to the Getting Paid page for more information.

For employees electing not to set up direct deposit, payroll checks will be mailed to the address on file with Human Resources on the day of payroll. Exceptions are if there is an I-9 hold or if the time sheet was turned in after the payroll deadline. You may contact HR at (479) 575-4851 to find out if either of these situations apply to you. If you have not received your check within five business days after the payroll date, you may call HR and schedule a stop pay on the check. If your check is returned with a forwarding address, we will mail it back out to you. If it is returned with no forwarding address, we will email you at your uark account to let you know the check is being held in the Treasurer’s office.

What is the deadline for being 100% appointed in order to receive the employee tuition waiver?

You must be 100% appointed by the last day of registration for the semester you wish to attend following continuous employment in a full-time position with the University for one complete fall or spring semester. For example, if your hire date is October 1, 2017, you will eligible for the employee or spouse/dependent discount for the summer 2018 term. The spring semester would be the complete semester.

How many total hours are employees eligible for the employee tuition waiver?

Employees may receive the discount on 132 undergraduate credit hours or 72 graduate credit hours. Exception: If an employee has been in a degree program and receiving the tuition waiver prior to May 1, 2017, they can continue the tuition waiver until the completion of that degree as long as they remain continuously enrolled. Continuous enrollment is defined as completing at least three credit hours in a given calendar year.

What is the tuition waiver percentage for University of Arkansas Fayetteville campus employees taking courses on their campus?

Fayetteville campus employees will receive a 90% tuition waiver on undergraduate or graduate level courses not to exceed eleven credit hours for the fall or spring semester, or six credit hours for the summer term.

What is the tuition waiver percentage for University of Arkansas Fayetteville campus employees taking courses on other UA System campuses?

Fayetteville campus employees will receive a 50% tuition waiver on undergraduate level courses not to exceed eleven credit hours for the fall or spring semester. There is no waiver on graduate level courses. Exception: If an employee has been in a degree program and receiving the tuition waiver prior to May 1, 2017, they can continue the tuition waiver at the same percentage until the completion of that degree as long as they remain continuously enrolled. Continuous enrollment is defined as completing at least three credit hours in a given calendar year.

How many total hours are students eligible to receive for the employee spouse/dependent tuition waiver?

A spouse or dependent is eligible for the tuition waiver on 132 credit hours.

What tuition waiver percentage will my spouse or dependent receive??

The Fayetteville campus employee’s spouse or dependent will receive a 50% tuition waiver at the Fayetteville campus or 40% tuition waiver at other UA System campuses. Employees from other UA System campuses will receive a 40% tuition waiver at the Fayetteville campus.

Can you use the spouse/dependent tuition waiver for graduate or law school?

The spouse/dependent tuition waiver only applies to undergraduate students.

What is the IRS definition of a dependent child (qualified child)?

The dependent child, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service, cannot attain the age of 24 during the calendar year and receive the tuition waiver for any term within that calendar year. Students must be enrolled in at least 12 hours during some part of each of any 5 calendar months of the year. The 5 calendar months do not have to be consecutive. A permanently and totally disabled child is eligible regardless of age.

What is the percentage of tuition waiver for employees from other UA System campuses?

Employees from other UA System campuses will receive a 50% tuition waiver on undergraduate courses. There is no waiver on graduate courses. Exception: If an employee has been in a degree program and receiving the tuition waiver prior to May 1, 2017, they can continue the tuition waiver at the same percentage until the completion of that degree as long as they remain continuously enrolled. Continuous enrollment is defined as completing at least three credit hours in a given calendar year.

Important Deadlines
Deadline Fall  2017
100% Refund for Dropped Classes Aug 25
100% Refund for Withdrawal Aug 20
Payment Deadline (no payment plan) Aug 25
Financial Aid/Scholarship Disbursement Begins Aug 11
Payment Plan Last Installment Nov 27

Treasurer's Office

  • Arkansas Union Room 214
    University of Arkansas
    Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
  • P 479-575-5651
  • F 479-575-8667
  • treainfo@uark.edu 

Operating Hours

  • Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm