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Scholarship Awarding Criteria


The Financial Aid & Scholarships office will coordinate and award scholarships to incoming freshmen and transfer undergraduate students. Information below provides detailed steps regarding scholarship awarding and awarding process. 

Applies to: 

Any prospective freshmen and/or transfer students who are interested in being awarded a scholarship. Additional information can be found at affordability.ku.edu

Policy Statement: 

Prospective students must submit a complete admission application by the appropriate deadline to be considered for scholarships offered by Financial Aid & Scholarships.

  • Freshman deadline in December 1. Applicant must be coming directly from a high school and have earned no college credit after graduating from high school. If applicant has graduated from high school and attended another university, college, or community college, the applicant is considered a transfer student, and not eligible for freshman scholarships.
  • Transfer student deadline is May1. If applicant has earned a four- year degree or previously attended KU as a degree-seeking student is not eligible for a transfer scholarship.

A complete freshman application will consist of the following.

  • Admission application found at www.admissions.ku.edu/apply
  • Application fee
  • Official or self-reported high school GPA
  • Official or self-reported ACT/SAT, optional
  • List of senior year courses

A complete transfer application will consist of the following:

Additional information for scholarships

  • December ACT/SAT, test scores are the last scores to be used for scholarship awarding.
  • The seventh semester grade report with cumulative high school GPA is the last report card used for scholarship awarding.
  • Students must report new academic information (test score and/or high school GPA) to KU by February 1 of their senior year to be considered for scholarship awarding. 
Financial Aid & Scholarships
KU Visitor Center
1502 Iowa Street
Approved by: 
Associate Director, Financial Aid & Scholarships
Approved on: 
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Effective on: 
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)

Information on FAS Scholarship Awarding Criteria is updated annually by Financial Aid and Scholarships. 

Awarding Criteria, Financial Aid & Scholarships
Change History: 
11/15/2021: Reviewed and removed bariers to transfer students.
12/09/2020: Reviewed policy and Added Edwards Campus.
10/15/2019: Updated policy.
12/21/2018; Updated policy.
05/11/2018: Updated policy to remove information from previous academic years.
05/30/2017: Fixed broken link. 
09/11/2015: Reviewed & Updated. 
08/15/2015: Reviewed & Updated.
08/23/2013 Created by Gail Sherron.
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