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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 is 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 May 1. If applicant had previously attended KU as a degree-seeking student applicant is not eligible for a transfer scholarship.

A complete freshman application will consist of the following.

A complete transfer application will consist of the following:


Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
1502 Building
1502 Iowa Street
Lawrence, KS 66045

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: 
03/09/2023: Updated contact section.
12/12/2022: Reviewed and updated policy regarding transcripts and additional information.
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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