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KU Edwards Campus students may be eligible for three types of financial aid: scholarshipsgrants, and loans. 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. View a full list of eligible 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.


Top Scholarships for New KUEC Students

Name Available to Minimum Enrollment per Semester How to Apply Amount
FAS Transfer Undergraduate Students transferring to KU Twelve KU credit hours Submit complete application for  admission by May 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 KU credit hours Submit complete application for admission by May 1. $1,000 or $500 one-time, non-renewable. Automatic awards
Edwards Campus Scholarship Undergraduate and Graduate Students Six 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

JCERT Scholarship

Undergraduate and Graduate Students Six or three credit hours of KU Edwards Campus courses. Submit complete application for admission by May 1. Submit FAFSA by June 1. $1,500 to $3000 based on FAFSA one-time, non-renewable. Limited awards
ENVR Transfer Scholarship Undergraduate students transferring to KU Edwards Campus and majoring in Environmental Studies Six to twelve credit hours Submit complete application for admission by August 1 for fall semester, or by January 1 for spring semester. $750 to $1,500 one-time scholarship, non-renewable. Limited awards

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

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.


Additional KU Scholarships for New Students

Miller Scholarship

One-time award, renewable, limited to new incoming students admitted to School of Business and School of Education programs.

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Goodyear Grant

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

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Norb Belz Scholarship

One-time award limited to new, incoming students in molecular bioscience, biotechnology and exercise science programs, one student awarded per year

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KU Departmental Scholarships

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


KU Multicultural Scholarship

The KU Multicultural Scholarship is available to new and current underrepresented, Pell eligible, and first-generation undergraduate students at KU. The priority deadline for the KU Multicultural Scholarship is in March.

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Scholarships for New and Current Students

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

KU Multicultural Scholarship
The KU Multicultural Scholarship is available to new and current underrepresented, Pell eligible, and first-generation undergraduate students at KU. The priority deadline for the KU Multicultural Scholarship is in March.

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

Non-Traditional Student Scholarship 
The KU Non-Traditional Student Scholarship is available to current KU undergraduate and graduate students. Applications are available in early March and are due at the end of March.

McNair Scholars Program
The KU McNair Scholars Program is available to current undergraduate KU students who are looking to attend a 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

State of Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship
The 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. The deadline to apply each year is May 1.

Private Scholarships

Hispanic Development Fund Scholarship
The 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. Applications are available in early January and are due at the end of February.

Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship
The Watkins Memorial Scholarship is available to current undergraduate female students at KU who have 3.0 cumulative KU GPA and demonstrate financial need. Applications are available in early January and are due at the end of February.

KC Scholars Adult Learner Scholarship
The KC Scholars Adult Learner Scholarship is for new students who are 24 years and older 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. Applications are available in early January and are due at the end of February.


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.

$636 to $6,195 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

Six credit hours

Submit FAFSA by March 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.


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Kurt Krogull, MAcc student

Rhiannon Clark Testimonial

The exercise science program has been a wonderful choice for me. The information focuses on the things I am eager to learn about and the instructors are very knowledgeable.

Rhiannon Clark, exercise science student

Novestus Kibet

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


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Questions?

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

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