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Military affiliated students

Consistently ranked as a top university for veterans and military affiliated students, KU proudly educates our nation's service members and their families.

Your opportunities

Support services through the MASC

Whether you’re breaking for lunch, hosting a meeting, or settling down to study, the Lt. Gen. William K. Jones Military-Affiliated Student Center (MASC) offers a convenient, communal campus spot. The MASC also assists students with scholarships, VA benefits, and navigating the day-to-day KU experience.

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Scholarships and VA benefits

As an active-duty service member, a veteran, or a military affiliated relative, you could be eligible for a number of exclusive scholarships, grants, and benefits.

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Reduced tuition

If you are an out-of-state student, you could be eligible to receive in-state tuition rates if you, your spouse, or parent currently serves in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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More to know before applying

  • Your important deadlines

    Our application opens July 1. For first-time freshmen, the most important application date is Dec. 1 — our deadline to consider you for KU scholarships. For transfer students, it depends on the semester you plan to start, but your fall semester scholarship deadline is May 1.

  • We waive application fees

    U.S. veterans and active duty members of the U.S. Armed Services are eligible to waive their $40 application fee.

Get started

Ready to apply? We often respond in less than a week to completed applications, which don’t require essays or final transcripts. If you want more information, join our mailing list or contact your admissions rep.