• Hendrix Arkansas Advantage

  • The #1 Up-and-Coming liberal arts college in the country is right here in Arkansas. And it's more affordable than ever before.

    Hendrix College will now meet 100% of demonstrated financial need through the new Hendrix Arkansas Advantage.

    For Arkansas high school seniors who have a 3.6 or higher GPA and who have scored 27 ACT or above or 1200 SAT (Critical Reading + Math) or above, the Hendrix Arkansas Advantage will meet all of your demonstrated financial need through merit scholarships, need-based grants, federal and state grants, federal student loans and student employment. You only need to do three things— apply for admission to Hendrix, complete the FAFSA, and fill out the Arkansas YOUniversal Scholarship Application.

    With the financial aid we offer, the highest four-year graduation rate in the state, and the success of our graduates, Hendrix is one of the best investments you can make.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the Hendrix Arkansas Advantage?

    Hendrix will meet 100% of demonstrated financial need of any Arkansas high school senior who qualifies and enrolls at the College in fall 2015.

    Who is eligible?

    Any Arkansas high school senior graduating from an Arkansas high school who has a 3.6 GPA (as reflected on your official high school transcript) as well as a 27 ACT or a 1200 SAT (Critical Reading + Math).

    What do I need to do to be considered?

    You must take three key steps:

    1. Apply for and obtain admission to Hendrix College and deposit on or before May 1
    2. Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) after January 1 and by March 1
    3. Complete the Arkansas YOUniversal Scholarship Application after January 1 via the Arkansas Department of Higher Education

    What is demonstrated need?

    For the Hendrix Arkansas Advantage, demonstrated need is defined as the student's cost of attendance minus the expected family contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA and including student employment earnings.

    What will my financial aid package include?

    Your financial aid package could include any form of financial assistance, including merit scholarships, need-based grants, federal and state grants, federal student loans up to annual borrowing limits (does not include parent loans or alternative loans) and student employment. The financial aid package could also include a Hendrix Arkansas Advantage grant to meet 100% of demonstrated need.

    Is the Hendrix Arkansas Advantage available for subsequent years of enrollment?

    Yes. Students identified as eligible in their freshman year, who remain in good academic standing and file a FAFSA each year, will continue to have 100% of demonstrated need met for up to 8 semesters of enrollment.

    Does the Hendrix Arkansas Advantage replace the current scholarship program for those named Arkansas Governor's Distinguished Scholars?

    No. Much like the Governor's Distinguished program, the Hendrix Arkansas Advantage provides support for outstanding Arkansas high school students who meet the eligibility criteria.

    Who should I contact about additional questions?

    Feel free to contact the Hendrix College Office of Admission and Financial Aid at 1-800-277-9017 or email us at adm@hendrix.edu.