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International Student Tuition Grant


The KU International Student Tuition Grant is a need-based grant program that helps ensure access and affordability for International students to attend the University of Kansas.

Applies to: 

KU International students

Policy Statement: 

To be eligible for the KUISTG, the student must:

  • Be an F-1 or J-1 International student.
  • Be admitted to a degree program.
  • Submit the Institutional Student Need Analysis Worksheet (ISNAW). Submit ISNAW by March 1 for priority consideration.
  • Have unmet need after other gift aid is awarded.
  • Meet the following enrollment conditions:
    • Be enrolled in at least 12 hours (UG) or 9 hours (G) for full award.
    • If in 6-11.99 hours (UG) or 6-8.99 hours (G), the student receives a partial award.
    • Students are awarded based on the assumption that they will be in 12 or more hours (UG) or 9 or more hours (G).
    • If a student plans to be in fewer hours, the student must inform FAS of their enrollment status by submitting an Enrollment Status Form, documenting enrollment on the ISNAW, or updating the student's hours of enrollment on Award Package page 2 in Enroll and Pay.
    • KUISTG will not apply to the student’s account unless/until the student is enrolled in the specified number of hours.
    • The minimum annual KUISTG award is $200.
  • Undergraduates must have a cumulative KU GPA or 2.0 or better.
  • Take classes on the Lawrence or Edwards campuses.  
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 13,000 or less (UG) or 5,000 or less (GR)
  • Have completed their first full academic year at KU. Federal regulations require that International students document that they can fully fund at least their first year at KU.

Students who are studying abroad are only eligible for KUISTG if they are enrolled in a qualified study abroad exchange program or a program that assesses KU tuition. Contact the KU Study Abroad Office for details.


The KUISTG Coordinator will maintain a database of all eligible students who submitted an ISNAW by March 1. Students are prioritized according to remaining need. If funds are a available, students who submitted an ISNAW after March 1 will be considered (prioritized by ISNAW date received and remaining need).


If KUISTG is cancelled FAS will reinstate if the following criteria are met:

  • The student is enrolled.
  • Funds are available.

Additional Aid

If a student receives additional gift aid that makes the student less eligible (or not eligible at all) for KUISTG, awards will be adjusted. The award may be cancelled or the student may have to repay funds that have already been disbursed.


If a student withdraws completely, withdrawal procedures for capturing non-Title IV funds will be followed. The spring disbursement of KUISTG will be canceled and will not be reinstated, even if the student re-enrolls for the spring semester. Note: if a student withdraws before the first day of classes, all aid will be canceled and the student must repay all aid, including KUISTG.

All F’s

If a student receives all F’s and cannot document attendance, they will be required to repay KUISTG. Charges will be placed on the student’s account and an academic hold will be placed on the student’s record until KUISTG is repaid in full.

Greg Parrish
Assistant Director, Financial Aid & Scholarships 
Approved by: 
Stephanie Covington
Approved on: 
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Effective on: 
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Kansas University International Student Tuition Grant, KUISTG
Change History: 
11/28/2017: Updated contact information, eligibility information
07/01/2016: Updated to remove gendered pronouns 
11/12/2014: Changes to Purpose, Policy Statement - priority deadline added, KU Study Abroad Section altered, contact changed
08/22/2014: Contact Changed
Financial Categories: 
Student Financial Aid
Student Life Categories: 
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