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Financial Aid & Scholarships


KU Edwards Campus students may be eligible for three types of financial aid: scholarships, grants, and loans. To be eligible for many of these funds, students will need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  March 1 is the priority date to file the FAFSA and the federal school code for the University of Kansas is 001948.

KU Edwards Campus offers scholarships for new and current students as well as grants and federal loans for all students. See details below.


KU Scholarships for New Students

Name Available to Minimum Enrollment per Semester How to Apply Amount
FAS Transfer Undergraduate Students transferring to KU Twelve credit hours Submit complete application for  admission by February 1. $2,000 or $1,250 per year. Renewable for up to three years. Automatic awards
All-State or Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship Undergraduate Students transferring to KU Twelve credit hours Submit complete application for admission by February 1. $1,000 or $500 one-time, non-renewable. Automatic awards
JCERT or Edwards Campus Scholarships Undergraduate and Graduate Students Six or three credit hours of KU Edwards Campus courses. Submit complete application for admission by February 1.  Submit FAFSA by March 1. $2,000 or $1,000 one-time, non-renewable. Limited awards
Federal Government Partnership Employee Scholarship Undergraduate and Graduate Students One credit hour of select program courses. See below. Submit complete application by August 1 for fall semester, December 1 for spring semester and May 1 for summer semester. Based on a first-come, first-serve basis. 10% off the base tuition for in-state resident or MetroRate students.
25% off base tuition for non-residents or online students.

The FAS Transfer and All-State or Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship must meet GPA requirements and have successfully completed 24 transferrable credit hours. Submit updated official transcripts by February 1. Please visit KU Affordability for additional details.

KU Edwards Campus Scholarship
Created by KU Edwards Campus staff, KU alumni and community members, this fund is available to Edwards Campus degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Preference will be given to students with financial need. Requirements include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, completion of the FAFSA and enrollment in coursework at KU Edwards Campus.

International students: Please submit the 2017-18 International Student Needs Analysis Worksheet in place of the FAFSA. This form is available online at the KU Affordability website

Individuals progressing toward U.S. permanent residency:  Please submit a copy of the final results of the EFC Calculator from Big Future College Board website to José Trujillo, assistant director for Financial Aid and Scholarships at KU Edwards Campus.

Johnson County Education & Research Triangle Scholarship
This one-time scholarship is for new transfer students pre-admitted or admitted to an undergraduate program and graduate students admitted to a program at the Edwards Campus that is funded by the Johnson County Education and Research Triangle tax

Requirements include residence in Johnson County, enrollment in a Triangle-funded program at the Edwards Campus, a minimum grade point average of 3.0, and enrollment in a minimum number of KU Edwards credit hours.  (Undergraduate students = 6 credit hours minimum, graduate students = 3 credit hours minimum.) Preference will be given to students with financial need. Completion of the FAFSA is required.

Programs eligible for the Triangle Scholarship:

FAS Transfer, JCERT and Edwards Campus Scholarships for spring starters: Submit complete application for admission by November 1 and FAFSA by December 1. FAS Transfer scholarship applicants do not need to apply for FAFSA. If you are a spring starter, recipients will receive half of the scholarship total for the spring semester.

Federal Government Partnership Employee Scholarship
With in-demand degrees and our cost-saving partnership with the federal government, we have federal employees covered. This partnership provides federal employees with scholarships to discount tuition—10 percent off in-state* or 25 percent off out-of-state—for select programs. Visit the Federal Government Partnership to learn more. Questions? Contact Michelle Reames, senior graduate academic advisor, 913-897-8510, michelle.reames@ku.edu.


Scholarships for New and Current Students

Federal Government Partnership Employee Scholarship

KU Departmental Scholarships: Please contact your academic advisor to learn about departmental scholarship opportunities.

KU Multicultural Scholarship

State of Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship

Private Scholarships


KU Scholarships for Current Students


Grants

Name Available to Minimum Enrollment per Semester How to Apply Amount per Year

Federal Pell

Undergraduate Students working on first bachelor's degree

Amount prorated for enrollment less than 12 hours

Submit FAFSA.

$606 to $5,920 depending on FAFSA results

Federal SEOG

Undergraduate Students working on first bachelor's degree

Six credit hours

Submit FAFSA by December 1.

$700 depending on FAFSA results

Kansas Comprehensive Grant

Resident of Kansas Undergraduate Student working on first bachelor's degree

Twelve KU credit hours

Submit FAFSA by December 1.

$1,000 depending on FAFSA results

KU Tuition Grant

Graduate Students

Nine KU credit hours (prorated for enrollment between 6-8 KU hours)

Submit FAFSA by December 1.

$1,800 depending on FAFSA results

KU International Student Grant A limited funded need-based grant only open to F1 and J1 visa undergraduate and graduate students after completion of two consecutive semesters at KU. Six credit hours Submit International Student Needs Analysis Worksheet by March 1 $500 to $2,000

Federal Loans

Name Available to Minimum Enrollment per Semester How to Apply Amount

Federal Direct Subsidized  Loan

Undergraduate Students

Six credit hours

Submit FAFSA

$3,500 to $5,500 per year depending on FAFSA results

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Undergraduate Students

Six credit hours

Submit FAFSA

$2,000 to $7,000 per year

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Graduate Students

Five credit hours

Submit FAFSA

$20,500 per year

Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

Graduate Students

Five credit hours

Submit FAFSA. Submit loan application

Based on remaining unmet costs

Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan

Parents of Dependent Undergraduate Students

Six credit hours

Submit FAFSA. Submit loan application

Based on remaining unmet costs.


Related Info

Video about financial aid

Scholarship Recipient Testimonial


Hannah Brockway, B.A.

This scholarship gives me the chance to achieve my goals and impact the lives of many Kansas City residents in my career.

Hannah Brockway

MyAnh Hoang, BBA

This award means more than just continuing my education. I will make the most of this opportunity and my KU education.

MyAnh Hoang

Kurt Krogull Testimonial

The MAcc program is challenging, relevant and thoughtfully designed for the working professional.

Kurt Krogull, MAcc student


Submit the FAFSA

Questions?

José Trujillo
Assistant Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships
jftrujil@ku.edu
913-897-8578

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