Undergraduate Studies Financial Aid
How much will it cost?
For complete tuition / course fee information, visit KU's Registrar Office.
The 4-year tuition compact
For first-time freshmen only. The 4 year tuition compact provides an established fixed tuition rate for four calendar years. No increase in the rate for four years. It also sets the campus and course fee levels for those four years so the costs are known in advance. The fixed rate is in effect for four calendar years (includes summer sessions) from the time the student enrolls in KU. When it expires, students must pay the going standard rate. Four years is the time it takes for a student, taking 16 hours of courses a semester, to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.*(Industrial Design, Music Therapy and Visual Art Education are all 5 year programs) The compact is not a tuition discount or savings plan. It does however give students and families the ability to calculate the cost of tuition and fees for an entire college degree. Over the past 30 years, tuition has increased an average of 9 percent a year. The fall 2007 fixed rate assumes a 6 percent increase each year. The rates for any given year are established by the Kansas Board of Regents typically around in the last week of June.
What Financial Aid options are offered?
Typically Departmental scholarships are available to new students based on the numerous criteria used for admission to the department. (Such as: Auditions for Music and Dance, Portfolio reviews for Art & Design, grade point average, class rank, ACT/SAT scores, etc.) For specific scholarship questions please inquire at: 785.864.4401
University of Kansas
For complete information, visit KU's Financial Aid site.
Type of Awards
Financial Need based on FAFSA
|Scholarships||Both Need Based and Non-Need Based|
|Grants||Generally Need Based|
|Federal Work-Study||Need Based|
|Kansas Career Work-Study||Non-Need Based|
|Federal Perkins Student Loan||Need Based|
|Federal Loan for Disadvantaged Students (LDS)||Need Based|
|Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan||Need Based|
|Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan||Non-Need Based|
|Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)||Non-Need Based|
|KU Endowment Association (KUEA) Loan||Non-Need Based|
|Alternative Loans||Non-Need Based|
When is your Financial Aid deadline?
- March 1st: For Federal Student Aid priority deadline, apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. KU's Federal School Code is 001948.
- May 1st: For State of Kansas Student Aid Application priority deadline, apply online at www.kansasregents.org.