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Education and Learning

Arkansas Brighter Future 529 Plan

Build a brighter educational future for your loved ones. The Arkansas Brighter Future 529 Plan is designed to help families reach their educational goals. Arkansas taxpayers are eligible to deduct up to $5,000 (up to $10,000 for married couples making a proper election) from their adjusted gross income calculation for contributions to an Arkansas Brighter Future 529 Plan account.

K-12 Schools

The Arkansas Department of Education provides leadership, support, and service to schools, districts, and communities, so every student graduates from prepared for college, career, and community engagement.


Kindergarten is a big first step for your new student. You can visit the Department of Education to learn more about enrollment.

Public Schools

Find your Arkansas Public School by District or by School Name.

Check out some facts about Arkansas Public Schools

Student and Teacher Grants and Scores

You can also find information about Grant Opportunities and student assessment and test scores

Special Education

Visit the Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education Unit website for information on this Unit’s commitment to improving educational results for students with disabilities through statewide leadership and support to schools, educators, students, families and other stakeholders.

Higher Education

Arkansas Colleges

Visit the Arkansas Department of Higher Education for a listing of colleges and universities, with links to admission, financial aid and scholarship information.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Financial aid is money awarded to a student to help pay educational costs. Most financial aid is awarded according to individual need and educational costs. The federal government, the state government, postsecondary institutions, and private organizations provide financial aid to eligible students in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and employment.

Grants and scholarships are awarded based on either financial need or merit, and do not have to be paid back. Employment can be a job provided by the college and can be on or off campus. A loan is money provided by a bank, the college, or the government, which must be paid back with interest.

Private sources of financial aid come from social and civic organizations, religious organizations, and businesses.

For more information, visit the ADHE Scholarship website.

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