The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine is pleased to announce the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees approved the following resolution.
“Starting FY23-24, tuition will be charged at the in-state rate for College of Medicine for the following border states: Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. This will increase our ability to attract high caliber students from bordering states which will enrich the program, elevate our rankings, and increase the likelihood that we are attracting students who will stay in the area.”
Although the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine Admissions Committee will continue to give preference to Arkansas residents, as stipulated by state law, we remain committed to welcoming non-Arkansas residents who have “strong ties” to Arkansas to apply. In keeping with our long-standing policy, any non-Arkansas resident attending a college in Arkansas will continue to be considered as having “strong ties” to Arkansas. Now, as a result of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees resolution, applicants accepted for admission whose AMCAS legal state of residence is one of the six border states, i.e., Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee or Texas, will be charged in-state tuition beginning with the 2023-24 academic year. The policy does not change the applicant’s legal state of residence for admissions purposes. The border policy simply allows a residency exception that grants in-state tuition to these non-Arkansas residents accepted for admission to the UAMS College of Medicine.
Tom G. South
Assistant Dean, Medical Student Admissions
Jeanne R. McLachlin, Ph.D.
Director of Admissions and Recruitment
College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences