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Tuition and Fees

Student tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration. It is the responsibility of the student to verify, prior to the first day of classes, that sufficient aid is in place to cover tuition and fee charges for the semester. Payment arrangements should be made prior to the beginning of the semester, if sufficient financial aid has not been awarded to the student's account.

Payments can be made by phone by calling (870) 512-7802, or in-person via the cashier at any of our campus locations.

For students that do not have financial aid in place and are unable to pay the full amount of tuition and fees before classes begin, we offer an online payment plan through FACTS.  

Cash-paying students enrolled in the Commercial Driver Training Institute (CDTI) program will be required to pay the cost in full upon registration of the program.  Payments are made by phone by calling 870-512-7802, or in person at the cashier window on the Newport campus. CDTI students who are sponsored by a third party will have their account credited for payment when the billing processes are complete and the paying entity makes payment for the sponsored student.  

Payment mailing address:
Arkansas State University-Newport
7648 Victory Blvd. 
Newport, AR  72112


Fall 2017 Tuition and Fees

Tuition Fees (per credit hour)  
In-State  $96
Out-of-State  $157
Off-Campus  $101
Required Fees (per credit hour)  
Quality Improvement $9
Online Class $25
Student Activity $2
Academic Excellence $7
Campus Safety Fee $1
Program Fees (per course)  
Culinary Course $100
Welding Course $150
Advanced Manufacturing $100
Program Fees (per semester)  
Agriculture Technology $250
Allied Health $70
Automotive Service Program $100
Cosmetology Program $250
Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology $75
Computer Networking Technology $75
Diesel Technology $100
Energy Control Technology $75
Hospitality $50
HVLT Program $400
PN Program $250
RN Program $275
Surgical Technology  $225
Commercial Driver Training Institute (CDTI) $1,550 
CDTI Equipment (Newport Campus only)
Due first day of class. Appropriate amount to Northeast Arkansas Higher Education Charitable Foundation.
CDTI Housing
Provided by outside sources. A $10 key deposit is due when checking into apartment that will be refunded after check out. (Furnish your own linen)
Testing Fees  
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V) $50
ACT  $30
The COMPASS Test includes the following three sections: math, reading and writing. Students may retest by section. Charge is $10 regardless of the number of sections taken during the retest. Nursing students may retest one time for each application/selection cycle. There is no charge for concurrent high school students.
Advanced Placement Fee $45
Nursing Pre-Entrance $30
STEP-RN Entrance $40
Nursing $100
Welding Certification $100
Non-student Proctoring Fee $25.00
Other Fees  
Lab (per course) $35
Nace I  $65
DEPS $25
Returned Check $30
Payment Plan $30

Expenses subject to change without notice.

Senior Citizen Waiver

Arkansas residents who are 60 years of age and older are entitled to attend college credit classes at Arkansas State University-Newport without a tuition charge. Proof of age must be presented at the time of registration. This waiver does not apply to non-credit classes, assessment fees, or any other fees collected by the university.


Refunds are given based on the published ASUN refund schedule.  The schedule varies based on the length of the term in which the student is enrolled.  It is the responsibility of the student to withdraw from courses not attended.  Non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal. Drop procedures must be followed in accordance with ASUN admissions procedures.  Failure to drop within the refund period requires the student to make full payment of all tuition and fees.  Careful attention must be given by the student to ensure a withdrawal has been accomplished. 

For students enrolled in the Commercial Driver Training Institute program, all of the tuition will be refunded if the student leaves during the first eight days of enrollment. Thereafter, no refund will apply. The student is responsible for all tuition and fee charges whether they attend class or not. Non-attendance of classes does not automatically drop or withdraw you from classes. Proper procedures for a drop or withdrawal must be followed.

  Fall and Spring Semester   Less Than Full-Term
First Week 100% 100%
Second Week      100% None

Outstanding Account Balance Procedure

Students can check account balances within the student portal.  Students with an outstanding balance on account at the end of the term are placed on financial hold by the business office. The hold prevents the student from registering for another term or receiving a transcript until the past due balance is resolved.

If the student plans to graduate and an amount is owed, it will prevent the student from receiving a final transcript or diploma until the final balance is fully resolved.

If a student has an outstanding balance after a term ends, the balance will be considered delinquent,  Delinquent accounts are sent to the State of Arkansas to be deducted from state income tax refunds. Delinquent accounts that still remain are then sent to collections.


For more information, contact the Business Office at (870) 512-7800 or 1-800-976-1676.