The Arkansas 81st General Assembly enacted Act 228 of 1997 requiring all persons to register with the Selective Service System in accordance with the provisions of the Military Service Act, as a condition for enrollment in a public institution of higher education and eligibility for federal financial aid. Applicants are required to certify one of the following:
The applicant is registered with the Selective Service System.
The applicant is not required to register with the Selective Service System because of one of the following:
- Under 18 years of age
- On active duty in the armed forces of the United States, other than a reserve or National Guard unit
- A legal alien
- A permanent resident of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands or the Northern Mariana Islands or
- Excused for another reason provided by federal law.