Financial Aid Overview

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Financial Aid Office Mission Statement

In support of the BHCLR mission statement, the Financial Aid Office strives to remove financial barriers for prospective and current students and their families by providing financial aid assistance and education in a positive and professional manner. While providing the best financial and veterans assistance to all qualifying BHCLR students, we are dedicated to treating all students as individuals and complying with federal, state and institutional guidelines.

Financial Aid


7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

Phone: 501-202-7486
Fax: 501-202-7875

Title IV School Code 031052

Baptist Health College Little Rock
Financial Aid Office
11900 Colonel Glenn Rd. Suite 1000
Little Rock, AR 72210-2820

Financial Aid Contacts

Christy Garrett-Jones
Financial Aid Director

LaQuinta Fleming
Financial Aid Asst. Director/ VA Certifying Official

Kimberly Moore
Financial Aid Advisor

Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship

NOTICE: If you are eligible to receive the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship, you must have ACT or SAT test scores on file with the BHCLR Registrar’s Office in order to be awarded the scholarship. The Arkansas Division of Higher Education requires pre-approved exam scores to be reported for students who are receiving this scholarship. If you have any questions, please contact the BHCLR Registrar’s Office at 501.202.7933 or

BHCLR Academic Scholarship

Students meeting one of the following criteria are awarded a $500 academic scholarship during their first semester:

  • Students with an ACT composite score of 24 or higher.
  • Nursing and Practical Nursing students with a TEAS composite score of 74 or higher*.

*Nursing Traditional Track plus Gen Ed Prep students are not awarded until their Freshman (second) semester.

Tuition Work Loan Program

Currently, Baptist Health is offering the Work Loan in the following programs:

Medical Laboratory Science
Nursing Accelerated
Nursing Traditional
Patient Care Technician
Surgical Technology

The programs in which the work loan is offered is dependent upon the demand of the field. All programs, with the exception of Patient Care Technician, require a three (3) year commitment unless otherwise determined by hospital need at the time of graduation. Patient Care Technician’s commitment is one (1) year. The amount for each semester as well as participation eligibility varies by program.

For all work loans, the commitment requires employment at Baptist Health Little Rock hospital, Baptist Health North Little Rock hospital, Baptist Health Conway hospital or our Baptist Health Fort Smith hospital.

If you are interested in the Baptist Health Work Loan program, please contact the Business Office at or call 501-202-6055.

Financial Aid Important Dates Award Year July 2022-June 2023

July 5, 2022 Fall Semester classes start (except for OTA)
July 25, 2022 First disbursement for all programs (except 30 day delay students)
July 29, 2022 1st Refund Date (except for OTA & 30 day delay)
August 22, 2022 Fall Semester classes start for OTA
August 03, 2022 First disbursement for 30 day delay students
September 19, 2022 2nd Disbursement for Fall Only students (RNA and PN students)
October 1, 2022 Priority deadline for Spring 2022 Semester
December 09, 2022 Fall Semester classes end (except for OTA and GenEd)
January 3, 2023 Spring Semester classes start (except for OTA and GenEd)
January 23, 2023 2nd Disbursement for all programs (except for GenEd and 30 day delay students)
February 3, 2023 1st Disbursement for Spring Only 30 day delay students
March 13, 2023 2nd Disbursement for Spring Only
May 1, 2023 Priority deadline for Fall 2022 Semester
June 09, 2023 Spring Semester classes end
NOTE: ALL refund checks will be mailed OR direct deposited.

**Students that graduate in June 2023 will have two disbursement dates in one semester and may affect your refund date within that semester**

Additional Financial Aid Information

To view a comparison of the FY 2018, FY 2017, and FY 2016 official cohort default rates published for schools participating in the Title IV student financial assistance programs please click here

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