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KU Pell Advantage (PADV)

Policy
Purpose: 

The KU Pell Advantage was developed to enhance access and contribute to the diversity of the incoming, resident freshmen class.  It covers resident tuition and fees through a combination of federal, state and institutional aid.

Applies to: 

All incoming, resident freshmen who meet the awarding criteria.

Campus: 
Lawrence
Policy Statement: 

Pell Advantage Awarding Criteria

The KU Pell Advantage (PADV)  covers tuition and campus fees (excludes course fees) for 15 credit hours a semester for four years through a combination of federal, state, and institutional aid sources. PADV funding is not available for the summer term.

To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Kansas resident graduating from high school in May/June, 2018
  • Enter KU in summer or fall, 2018
  • Be admitted to KU by March 1, 2018
  • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by December 1, 2017
  • Be eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant when resident freshmen enters KU
  • Earned a 3.25 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Earned at least a 22 ACT/1100 SAT (verbal and math). February tests are the latest scores accepted.
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 KU hours each semester
  • Be responsible for paying your tuition and fees. 

Pell Advantage Renewal Criteria, previous Pell Advantage recipients must meet the follow criteria:

  • Submit a complete FAFSA by October 1
  • Continue to be eligible to receive the Federal Pell Grant
  • Must be enrolled in at least 12 KU hours each semester
  • Complete a minimum of 24 KU hours each academic year and maintain a 2.5 KU cumulative GPA
Exclusions or Special Circumstances: 
Additional Aid
If a student receives additional federal, state or institutional funds after initial awarding, the KU Pell Advantage (PADV) awards will not be adjusted. In some cases, PADV may be canceled, which may result in repayment obligations to the University.  Outside scholarships do not impact KU Pell Advantage.
 
Reinstating
If student’s KU Pell Advantage is canceled because the student is no longer Pell eligible and the student once again becomes Pell Grant eligible, PADV will be reinstated for the following semester or academic year.
 
Consortium Agreements
If a degree-seeking KU student has a consortium agreement, the student will only qualify for KU Pell Advantage if enrolled in 12 KU hours.
 
Study Abroad
If a student is participating in a KU Study Abroad program or a SIP Program, the KU Pell Advantage will be applied to the cost of studying abroad.
 
Withdrawing
If a student withdraws before the first day of classes, all aid will be canceled.  If a student withdraws from all coursework during the term, the FAS office will follow the withdrawal procedures for non-Title IV funds. The spring disbursement of PADV will be canceled. If the student enrolls for the spring semester, the student may request to have PADV reinstated.
Contact: 

Gail Sherron
Associate Director
785-864-5119
gsherron@ku.edu 

Approved by: 
Angela Karlin, Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships
Approved on: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Effective on: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Keywords: 
Pell eligible, KU Pell Advantage, Institutional Aid Programs
Change History: 
05/15/2018: Updated contact information, scholarship amounts, dates.
09/11/2015: Reviewed, no changes.
08/14/2014: Updated.
08/28/2013: Created by Gail Sherron.
Academic Categories: 
Enrollment
Financial Categories: 
Student Financial Aid
Tuition & Fees
Student Life Categories: 
Financial Assistance

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