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All Grants

The costs & scholarships estimator will help you find the grants you're eligible for.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
Deadline: not listed
Award: Up to $4,000/year
Description: The Federal TEACH Grant is funded by the federal government and is not need-based.
Application instructions:
  1. File the FAFSA by the final FAFSA deadline (FAS recommends you file by the March 1st KU priority date to be considered for limited funded aid programs).
  2. List the University of Kansas school code (#001948) on the FAFSA.
  3. If you have interest in the TEACH Grant, you will be required to complete a TEACH Grant Eligibility form available in the FAS office to determine your eligibility.
University of Kansas International Student Tuition Grant (KUISTG)
Deadline: March 1 Priority Date
Award: $500-$2,000/year
Description: The KU International Student Tuition Grant (KUISTG) is a limited funded need-based grant. This grant is only open to F1 or J1 visa students AFTER they have successfully completed a full academic year at the University of Kansas (any combination of a full fall semester and full spring semester). Students must also be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours and undergraduates must have a cumulative KU GPA of 2.0 or higher. See the policy library for details.
Application instructions:
  1. Submit a completed International Student Need Analysis Worksheet (ISNAW) to the Financial Aid and Scholarships (FAS) office in KU Visitors Center, 1502 Iowa. The form can be found on our forms website affordability.ku.edu/forms.
    1. Due to limited funding, priority consideration is given to students who submit their application by the March 1 priority date.
    2. To be eligible, undergraduate students must have an expected family contribution (EFC) as calculated via the ISNAW of less than $13,000. Graduate students must have an EFC of less than $5,000. 
  2. Due to limited funding, the KUISTG award amounts may vary each year. Award amount also depends on remaining financial need.
    1. For the 2016-17 academic year, undergraduate students enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours) will receive grants of $2,000. Undergraduate students enrolled half-time (6-11.99 credit hours) will receive $1,000.
    2. For the 2016-17 academic year, graduate students enrolled in 9 or more credits will receive grants of $2,000. Graduate students enrolled in 6-8.99 hours will receive grants of $1000.
Federal Pell Grant
Deadline: not listed
Award: $5815 (for 2016-17), $5,920 (for 2017-18)
Description: The Federal Pell Grant is a need-based grant that is funded by the federal government.
Application instructions:
  1. File the FAFSA by the final FAFSA deadline (FAS recommends you file by the March 1st KU priority date to be considered for limited funded aid programs). You will automatically be considered for this award if you qualify based on your EFC and meet the above criteria.
  2. List the University of Kansas school code (#001948) on the FAFSA.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Deadline: March 1 Priority Date
Award: $700 maximum (for 2017-18)
Description:The Federal SEOG is a need-based grant that is funded by the federal government.
Application instructions:
  1. File the FAFSA by the March 1st KU priority date. This is a limited funded program, so students with complete financial aid files by March 1st will be given priority consideration.
  2. List the University of Kansas school code (#001948) on the FAFSA.
Kansas Comprehensive Grant (KCG)
Deadline: March 1 Priority Date
Award: $1,000 maximum (
Description:The Kansas Comprehensive Grant (KCG) is a need-based grant that is funded by the State of Kansas.
Application Instructions:
  1. File the FAFSA by the March 1st KU priority date. This is a limited funded program, so students with complete financial aid files by March 1st will be given priority consideration.
  2. List the University of Kansas school code (#001948) on the FAFSA
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Tribal Higher Education Grant
Deadline: not listed
Award: Varies
Description: The BIA Tribal Grant is a need-based grant administered by American Indian tribes who are eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States through the BIA.
Application instructions:
  1. File the FAFSA by the final FAFSA deadline (FAS recommends you file by the March 1st KU priority date to be considered for limited funded aid programs).
  2. List the University of Kansas school code (#001948) on the FAFSA.
  3. Contact your tribe to complete the financial need analysis and/or application form available from the tribe. A Financial Aid Counselor in the FAS office can assist you with completing the need analysis form.
Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Childcare Grant
Deadline: not listed
Award: Varies
Description: The University of Kansas Student Senate allocates funds from the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) for programs on the Lawrence campus. FAS must apply for funds to support the childcare grant on an annual basis.
Application instructions:
  1. File the FAFSA. International students must complete the International Student Need Analysis Worksheet (ISNAW). FAS recommends you file by the March 1st KU priority date to be considered for limited funded aid programs.
  2. List the University of Kansas school code (#001948) on the FAFSA.
  3. Submit a complete Childcare Grant and Budget Adjustment Request form, which is available beginning the first week of September each academic year. The priority date for completing the request is typically during the third week of September. Equal priority will be given to all complete applications received by the priority date. Childcare costs are added to the estimated Cost of Attendance (COA).

If you miss the priority date for requesting the grant, you may still submit the request form in order to have your COA adjusted (and to be wait-listed for the grant if funds become available). If you indicate an interest in loans on the form and you have remaining federal loan eligibility, you will be awarded additional loans. Once grant funds have been disbursed each year, the grant application is replaced by the Childcare Budget Adjustment Request form, which will be available for the remainder of the academic year. If you are attending KU during the summer, a separate budget adjustment request must be submitted to the FAS office.


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