Making KU affordable

KU's Renewable Scholarships

KU offers four-year renewable scholarships to incoming first-time freshmen, and two-year renewable scholarships to incoming transfer students.

Renewable Criteria

Admission Term

KU Hours Each Academic Year
(Fall,Spring, Summer)

KU Cumulative GPA
Summer/Fall 2016 30 3.25
Summer/Fall 2015 30 3.25
Summer/Fall 2014
Summer/Fall 2013

Summer/Fall 2012
30 3.25
  KU Pell Advantage  
All Terms 24 2.5

File the FAFSA by 3/1 each year and
be eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant


Private Scholarships

Private or "outside," scholarships are those that are awarded from entities other than KU.

Departmental Scholarships

Some KU schools and departments may offer their own scholarships and awards, with varying eligibility criteria. Contact your department for details.

Scholarships & Funding For Graduate Students 

Questions About Financial Aid?

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