“No Strings Attached” at Arkansas Tech University

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Arkansas Tech University has announced its “No Strings Attached” initiative to ensure that prospective students have access to transparent and accurate information about the cost to attend the institution.

“There has been a lot of talk around the state recently about a debt-free college education and even free tuition,” said Dr. Russell Jones, ATU interim president. “As we know, if something sounds too good to be true, it often is. That’s why Arkansas Tech University is committed to transparency as it relates to the cost of attendance. We take a ‘No Strings Attached’ approach that provides students with financial flexibility.”

Prospective students, their families and other influencers on college choice are invited to visit www.atu.edu/nostrings to learn more about the initiative.

The web page includes a link to ATU scholarship information and a link to ATU’s free application for undergraduate admission.

“The ATU difference is that we apply ATU institutional funds to student account balances first, before we apply state and federal aid,” said Brittny Daubenheyer, ATU assistant vice president for student affairs in enrollment management. “This approach can leave students with money to cover additional needs such as housing, meals and books. The last-dollar scholarship approach that other schools are using can leave students responsible for a wide variety of out-of-pocket costs with no assistance.

“At Arkansas Tech, we have always been committed to connecting students with educational opportunity,” continued Daubenheyer. “The ATU No Strings Attached initiative is reaffirmation of our commitment to remove financial barriers between prospective students and the life-changing benefits of an ATU education.”