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Hendrix to Meet All Financial Need for Arkansas Students

CONWAY, Ark. (December 8, 2014) – Arkansas high school students will now have 100 percent of their financial need covered to attend Hendrix College, thanks to the Hendrix Arkansas Advantage. The new program is now available for Arkansas high school seniors enrolling at Hendrix in the fall 2015 semester.

“Hendrix has always been a place for Arkansas students to have a world-class liberal arts experience in their home state, and we always should be,” said Hendrix President Bill Tsutsui. “We should never, ever, be out of reach for Arkansas students.”

The Hendrix Arkansas Advantage is for Arkansas high school seniors who have a 3.6 or higher GPA and who have a 27 ACT or above or 1200 SAT (Critical Reading + Math) or above. The program will meet students’ demonstrated financial need through all forms of financial assistance, including merit scholarships, need-based grants, federal and state grants, federal student loans and student employment.

“We know that cost is a critical issue for students choosing a college, and many students and families assume that a private college is prohibitively expensive,” Tsutsui said. “But when you consider the financial aid we offer and our four-year graduation rate, Hendrix is a very good investment for Arkansas students and families. And the Hendrix Arkansas Advantage is the best investment we can make in those students and in our state.”

For more information on Hendrix Arkansas Advantage, call 501-450-1362 or visit

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. This year, Hendrix was named the country’s #1 “Up and Coming” liberal arts college and #8 in the nation for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the 2015 Fiske Guide to Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, and the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit