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 current and prospective students and their families by providing financial aid assistance and education in a positive and professional manner. While providing outstanding customer service, we are dedicated to assisting all eligible students and veterans while ensuring we comply 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 / VA Certifying Official

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.

Baptist Health Foundation Scholarships

BHCLR is grateful to the donors who so generously contribute to the endowed scholarships through the Baptist Health Foundation. Students submitting an application for a scholarship are also required to complete the FAFSA. Scholarships are competitive and are awarded based on availability of funds. Award amounts vary and are based on factors including, but not limited to financial need, program of enrollment, GPA, ACT/TEAS score. Applicants must be in good standing with BHCLR to be considered, and must submit ALL information requested. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The application for Fall 2024 is now OPEN! For more information and to complete the application, click here.

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 2024-June 2025

July 8, 2024 Fall Semester classes start (except for OTA)
July 22, 2024 First disbursement for all programs (except 30 day delay students)
July 30, 2024 1st Refund Date (except for OTA & 30 day delay)
August 19, 2024 Fall Semester classes start for OTA
August 16, 2024 First disbursement for 30 day delay students
September 18, 2024 2nd Disbursement for Fall Only students (RNA and PN students)
October 1, 2024 Priority deadline for Spring 2022 Semester
December 13, 2024 Fall Semester classes end (except for OTA and GenEd)
January 6, 2025 Spring Semester classes start (except for OTA and GenEd)
January 22, 2025 2nd Disbursement for all programs (except for GenEd and 30 day delay students)
January 27, 2025 1st Refund Date (except for OTA & 30 day delay)
February 17, 2025 1st Disbursement for Spring Only 30 day delay students
March 11, 2025 2nd Disbursement for Spring Only
May 1, 2025 Priority deadline for Fall 2022 Semester
June 13, 2025 Spring Semester classes end
NOTE: ALL refund checks will be mailed OR direct deposited.

**Students that graduate in June 2025 will have two disbursement dates in one semester and may affect your refund date within that semester**


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