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Employee Dependent Tuition Assistance Scholarship


This policy outlines the eligibility criteria for the Employee Dependent Tuition Assistance Scholarship.

Applies to: 

Incoming and current undergraduate student dependents of qualifying University employees.

Policy Statement: 

The Employee Dependent Tuition Assistance Scholarship (EDTAS) provides an annual award to eligible undergraduate student dependents of a qualifying University employee.

The EDTAS annual award amount per recipient is subject to available funding and will be determined annually by the Office of the Provost and KU Endowment in consultation with University Senate executive committee.

EDTAS Funding is limited to fall and spring semester enrollment. The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office will disburse awarded funding to the recipient in two equal installments, based upon continued eligibility for the scholarship. For academic year 2020-21, the annual award amount per recipient is $1,000.


To be eligible for the EDTAS, at the time of award the recipient must be:

  • a dependent (a child who is a natural, step, adopted, or foster child under the age of 26 years, and who is unmarried) of a qualifying University employee (as defined below);
  • pursuing a first time bachelor’s degree;
  • enrolled at least part-time (6 hours) at the University of Kansas Lawrence or Edwards campuses in an undergraduate program or course of study terminating in a bachelor’s degree; and
  • if currently enrolled, maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher.


Applicants will apply by either signifying on their application for admission that they are a dependent of a qualifying University employee, or by submitting the EDTAS application to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office by the scholarship deadline.


Financial Aid & Scholarships
KU Visitor Center
1502 Iowa Street

Approved by: 
Associate Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships
Approved on: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Effective on: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)

Approved by University Senate, April 9, 2020


For eligibility purposes, a “qualifying University employee” means a University employee who is staff or faculty (tenured, tenure-track, or non-tenure track) with an appointment of 48% or greater to a regular position.

The term “qualifying University employee” does not include temporary employees, student employees or employees with affiliated organizations, such as KU Athletics, KU Endowment Association, KU Alumni Association, etc..

Tuition Assistance, Application, Tuition Payment, Dependent Scholarship
Change History: 

07/17/2020: Added link to the EDTAS application; updated Definitions section.
07/14/2020: Approved by the Chancellor; Published in Policy Library.

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