Need-Based and Military Fee Waivers

The University of Kansas has established a grant, based on availability of funds, to cover the admission application fee for economically disadvantaged students and for U.S. veterans and active duty military.

Need-based fee waiver

To receive this waiver, select "Request Fee Waiver" on the payment page of your KU admission application. This option will be available to you only if you indicate on your application that you participate in one of these eligible programs:

  • ACT/SAT fee waiver status
  • Federal Free/Reduced Lunch Program
  • KC Scholars 
  • A Federal TRIO program 
  • Educational Opportunity Center
  • LULAC
  • Student Support Services
  • Talent Search
  • Upward Bound
  • Upward Bound Math & Science
  • 20/20 Leadership Program
  • Expanding College Opportunities Program
  • GEAR UP
  • Project Discovery
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Two students walking on campus

Military fee waiver

If you are a U.S. veteran or active duty member of the U.S. Armed Services, you are eligible for a military fee waiver. When filling out your KU admission application, let us know you are a veteran or active duty military member, then select "Request Fee Waiver" on the payment page. This option will only be available if you previously listed your military experience. 

To verify your veteran or military status, submit a copy of one of the following forms:

  • A copy of your orders
  • AARTS
  • SMARTS
  • DD214

Send forms by email to processing@ku.edu, fax to 785-864-5017, or mail to this address:

Office of Admissions
KU Visitor Center
1502 Iowa St.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7598