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You've got the grades. We've got the scholarships.
You'll be guaranteed a renewable scholarship if you meet the qualifications and submit a complete admission application by Nov. 1.

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Estimated cost of tuition, fees, books, & housing, 2014-15
Freshman 4-year fixed tuition (plus any school course fees) $9,548
Required campus fees $900
Housing and meals $5,800 - $9,500
Books $950
Calculate your costs & aid »

Estimated cost includes allowances for tuition and fees (based on 30 hours each academic year in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; other programs may have additional course fees), room and board, and books. For financial aid purposes, other estimated costs are $1,968 for transportation and $1,530 for personal expenses. For cost questions, contact the Registrar at registrar@ku.edu or 785-864-4423.

KU's 2014-15 renewable scholarships for Kansans.
Scholarship ACT/SAT** GPA/4.0 Award
Chancellor 32 or 1400 3.85 $20,000

($5,000/yr)

Traditions 31 or 1360 3.75 $16,000

($4,000/yr)

Crimson & Blue 28 or 1250 3.5 $8,000

($2,000/yr)

Rock Chalk 25 or 1130 3.5 $4,000

($1,000/yr)

Jayhawk 24 or 1090 3.75 $4,000

($1,000/yr)

National Merit Finalist, National Achievement Finalist, National Hispanic Scholar Must select KU as No. 1 college choice with National Merit Scholarship Corp. $40,000

($10,000/yr)

 
KU Pell Advantage* 22 or 1020 3.25 Up to $41,972 ($10,448/yr) Combination of scholarships & grants to fund tuition & fees
  *Must file the FAFSA by the 3/1 priority date each year and be Pell-eligible. Must be admitted to KU by 3/1.  Renewal criteria is 24 KU hours per year with 2.5 GPA.

These scholarships cannot be combined and are available to domestic Kansas freshmen who enroll for the fall semester immediately completing high school. Renewal criteria for the non-Pell scholarships is 30 KU hours per year with a 3.4 KU GPA. See Scholarship FAQs »

**For the SAT, the score is for math and critical reading sections only.

Only students meeting all criteria, including declaring an eligible major by May 1, can receive the Midwest Student Exchange. To change your major by May 1, please update your major.

Special Kansas freshman scholarships
Follow additional instructions to apply for these scholarships. Deadlines vary.

Hixson Opportunity Award for students who would otherwise not be able to attend KU. Deadline: Feb. 2

J.L. Cleland GLBT Non-discrimination Award Deadline: March 1

Estimated cost of tuition, fees, books, & housing, 2014-15
Freshman 4-year fixed tuition (plus any school course fees) $24,831
Required campus fees $900
Housing and meals $5,800 - $9,500
Books $950
Calculate your costs & aid »

Estimated cost includes allowances for tuition and fees (based on 30 hours each academic year in the College of Liberal Arts and Science; other programs may have additional course fees), room and board, and books. For financial aid purposes, other estimated costs are $1,968 for transportation and $1,530 for personal expenses. For cost questions, contact the Registrar at registrar@ku.edu or 785-864-4423.

KU's 2014-15 renewable scholarships for nonresidents.
Scholarship ACT/SAT*** GPA/4.0 Award
KU Excellence 28 or 1250 3.5 $42,032

($10,508/yr**)

KU Distinction 25 or 1130 3.5 $24,000

($6,000/yr)

KU Achievement 24 or 1090 3.75 $16,000

($4,000/yr)

 
National Merit Finalist, National Achievement Finalist, National Hispanic Scholar Must select KU as No. 1 college choice with National Merit Scholarship Corp. $42,032

($10,508/yr)

Midwest Student Exchange Program* 24 or 1090 3.25 $42,032

($10,508/yr)**

*You must live in IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, or WI and major in African and African-American studies; American studies; Anthropology; Architectural studies; Master of Architecture; Astronomy; Classics; Community health; Dance; Design (Industrial design, Illustration & animation, Photo media, and Visual communication/Graphic design); Engineering physics; Environmental studies; French; Geology; German; History of art; Humanities; Italian; Journalism & mass communications; Latin American studies; Music (Performance, Musicology, Theory & composition); Music education; Music therapy; Petroleum engineering; Philosophy; Physics; Political science; Public affairs & administration; Religious studies; Russian, East European and Eurasian studies; Slavic languages and literatures; Sociology; Theatre; Theatre design; Visual art; Visual art education; Women’s studies.

***For the SAT, the score is for math and critical reading sections only.

 
Jayhawk Generations

You must have parent, step-parent, grandparent, stepgrandparent, great-grandparent or legal guardian who graduated from KU.

28+ or 1250 3.5 $50,032

($12,508/yr)**

25-27 or 1130-1240 3.5 $29,796

($7,449/yr)**

24 or 1090-1120 3.5 $19,864

($4,966/yr)**

**Partial tuition waiver.

These scholarships cannot be combined and are available to eligible, domestic nonresident freshmen who enroll for the fall semester after completing high school. Renewal criteria is 30 KU hours per year with a 3.4 KU GPA. See Scholarship FAQs »


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