Seark College


The Southeast Arkansas College priority deadline for receipt of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and all supporting documents is April 15 for early fall registration and June 1 for fall pre-registration.  After June 1, applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications for Federal Pell Grant are accepted while a student is enrolled and considered eligible. Applications and supporting documents must be submitted to and received by the Financial Aid Office on or before the last day of final exams of the semester of enrollment to be considered.

Other forms of financial aid, including scholarships, have specific and unique deadlines.  Refer to scholarship applications or contact individual agencies for deadlines.  Some of the most common scholarships, other sources of aid, and their deadlines are listed below:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

 October 1 – Application available

Due Dates for Fall

April 15 (fall priority)


June 1 (fall pre-registration)

Due Dates for Spring

October 1 (spring priority)


November 1 (spring pre-registration)

Due Date for Summer

April 1


Arkansas Department of Higher Education

October 1 – Application available

Arkansas Academic Challenge (Lottery) Scholarship

  Traditional (incoming freshmen) & Nontraditional Students


June 1

Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship

February 1

Arkansas Future Grant

July 1

Arkansas Workforce Challenge

30 days prior to enrollment in an eligible program




SEARK Entering Student Scholarships


   SEARK Arkansas Scholars Scholarships

April 30

   SEARK Leadership Scholarship

April 30

   SEARK College Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

April 30

   SEARK College Trustee Scholarship

April 30


Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

Before Registration

SEARK Tuition Waivers

Last day of admission for term



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