Financial Aid & Scholarships


Upon admission to the university, KU Edwards Campus students may be eligible for three types of financial aid: scholarshipsgrants, and loans. Explore how to apply for aid at KU!

To be eligible for many of these funds, students will need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The federal school code for the University of Kansas is 001948.

Financial aid may be available for certain certificate programs.

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

Want to learn more? Schedule a virtual appointment with a financial aid and scholarships advisor. 

Scholarship Info

NameAvailable toMinimum Enrollment per SemesterHow to ApplyAmount
FAS TransferUndergraduate Students transferring to KUTwelve KU credit hoursSubmit complete application for  admission by May 1.$2,000 or $1,250 per year. Renewable for up to three years. Automatic awards
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) ScholarshipUndergraduate Students transferring to KUTwelve KU credit hoursSubmit complete application and Phi Theta Kappa Membership Verification form for admission by May 1.$500 one-time, non-renewable. Automatic awards
Edwards Campus ScholarshipUndergraduate and Graduate StudentsSix or three credit hours of KU Edwards Campus courses.Submit complete application for admission by May 1. Submit FAFSA by June 1.$1,000 one-time, non-renewable. Limited awards

Non-FAFSA eligible individuals such as international students, students progressing toward U.S. permanent residency, undocumented, and/or DACA students are eligible to apply by submitting the Institutional Student Need Analysis Worksheet instead of the FAFSA.

FAS Transfer and Edwards Campus Scholarships for spring starters: Submit your completed application for admission 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.

NameAvailable toMinimum Enrollment per SemesterHow to ApplyAmount per Year

Miller Scholarship

New incoming students admitted to the School of Business and School of Education. 

6 undergraduate or 3 graduate credit hours of KU Edwards Campus courses

Submissions are currently closed.

Varies

Goodyear Grant

One-time award limited to new, incoming students, one student awarded per year. FAFSA submission is required.

6 undergraduate or 3 graduate credit hours KU Edwards Campus hours

Submissions are currently closed.

$1,000 

Norb Belz Scholarship

One-time award limited to new, incoming students in applied biological sciences, biotechnology, health sciences, or exercise science programs- one student per year. FAFSA submission required

6 undergraduate KU Edwards Campus hours

Submissions are currently closed. 

$1,000 

Diversity Support ScholarshipPreference is given to recipients of scholarships supported by the Sunderland Fund at Johnson County Community College. Secondary preference is given to first-generation students from underrepresented populations. Awarded to students identified by eligibility criteria. Ten students per year are selected for this scholarship. FAFSA submission is required.

6 undergraduate KU Edwards Campus hours

Submit a complete application for admission by May 1 and submit FAFSA by June 1.

$2,000 

*Non-FAFSA-eligible individuals such as international students, students progressing toward U.S. permanent residency, undocumented, and/or DACA students may be eligible for these scholarships by submitting the Institutional Student Need Analysis Worksheet instead of the FAFSA.

Listed here are additional scholarships and resources which not all KUEC students meet the specific criteria for, but for which you may qualify.

NameAvailable toMinimum Enrollment per SemesterHow to ApplyAmount per Year

KU Multicultural Scholarship

The KU Multicultural Scholarship is available to new and current underrepresented, Pell-eligible, and first-generation undergraduate students at KU. 

12 KU hours

The priority deadline for the KU Multicultural Scholarship is in March.

$2,000 between Fall and Spring semesters

KU Departmental Scholarships

Please contact your academic advisor to learn about departmental scholarship opportunities.

Varies please see your academic advisor

 

 

Non-Traditional Student Scholarship 

The KU Non-Traditional Student Scholarship is available to current KU undergraduate and graduate students.

6 KU credit hours

Applications are available in early March and are due at the end of March.

Varies

McNair Scholars Program

The KU McNair Scholars Program is available to current undergraduate KU students who are looking to attend graduate school after earning their bachelor’s degree. Students can inquire about the scholarship as early as September and throughout the academic year on a rolling basis. To learn more about the program and eligibility criteria, here is the link to their website: www.mcnair.ku.edu

Varies please contact McNair Scholars

 

 

State of Kansas Teacher Service ScholarshipThe Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship is a service obligation scholarship program available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing bachelor's degree programs or master's degrees in hard-to-fill disciplines or planning to teach in an underserved geographic area. Varies please see the link on the title to the left The deadline to apply each year is May 1. 
School of Professional Studies Dean's ScholarshipOne-time award is given with preference to first-generation students from underrepresented populations and/ or admitted to programs in the School of Professional Studies. Awarded to students identified by eligibility criteria FAFSA submission required.

6  KU Edwards undergraduate campus credit hours  

Current students must submit FAFSA by June 1. $1,000 per year
JCERT ScholarshipThe KU Edwards Campus JCERT Scholarship is available to new and current undergraduate and graduate students admitted to a JCERT-funded program at the Edwards Campus and who live in Johnson County, KS. Since it is a need-based scholarship, FAFSA or KU Institutional Needs Analysis Worksheet is required to qualify.6 undergraduate or 3 graduate KU Edwards Campus hours  Submit a complete application for admission/readmission by May 1 and submit FAFSA by June 1. Current students must submit FAFSA by June 1. Varies per year
Private Scholarships    
Hispanic Development Fund ScholarshipThe Hispanic Development Fund Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students of Hispanic heritage who have graduated from a Greater Kansas City area high school.Varies please see the link on the title to the left Applications are available in early January and are due at the end of February.Varies per year
Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial ScholarshipThe Watkins Memorial Scholarship is available to current undergraduate female students at KU who have a 3.0 cumulative KU GPA and demonstrate financial need. Varies please see the link on the title to the left Applications are available in early January and are due at the end of February.$2,000
KC Scholars Adult Learner ScholarshipThe KC Scholars Adult Learner Scholarship is for new students who live in one of six eligible counties (Kansas: Wyandotte, Johnson. Missouri: Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte) and have already earned at least 12 college credits at an accredited, Title IV, postsecondary institution and has not earned a degree OR have previously earned an associate degree and will use the scholarship to earn a bachelor’s degree.Varies please see the link on the title to the left  Applications are available in early January and are due at the end of February.$5,000 for part-time students or $10,000 for full-time students
NameAvailable toMinimum Enrollment per SemesterHow to ApplyAmount per Year

Federal Pell

Undergraduate Students working on their first bachelor's degree

Amount prorated for enrollment less than 12 hours

Submit FAFSA.

$692 to $6,895 depending on FAFSA results

Federal SEOG

Undergraduate Students working on their first bachelor's degree

6 credit hours

Submit FAFSA by February 1.

$700 depending on FAFSA results

Kansas Comprehensive Grant

A resident of Kansas Undergraduate Student working on their first bachelor's degree

12 KU credit hours

Submit FAFSA by February 1.

$1,000 depending on FAFSA results

KU Tuition Grant

Graduate Students

9 credit hours

Varies by department

Varies by department

KU International Student GrantA limited funded need-based grant only open to F1 and J1 visa undergraduate and graduate students after completion of two consecutive semesters at KU.6 credit hoursSubmit Institutional Needs Analysis Worksheet by March 1$500 to $2,000
NameAvailable toMinimum Enrollment per SemesterHow to ApplyAmount

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.

"With a busy work schedule and family obligations, I needed a program tailored to my lifestyle. KU’s MAcc program at the Edwards Campus was a perfect fit. Support from the School of Business is incredible!' ~ Novestus Kibet, MAcc student