KU Pell Advantage (PADV)
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.
All incoming, resident freshmen who meet the awarding criteria.
Pell Advantage Awarding Criteria
The KU Pell Advantage 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 ($11,100/year based on 30 credit hours for the 2018-2019 academic year in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences). Pell Advantage funding is not available for the summer term.
Initial awarding of the KU Pell Advantage typically occurs in February for the subsequent academic year. To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:
- Be a Kansas resident graduating from high school in May/June, 2019
- Enter KU in fall 2019
- Be admitted to KU by December 1
- Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by December 1, 2018
- Submit any additional requested and/or required documentation by July 1, 2018 Be eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant when resident freshmen enters KU
- Have a 3.25 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Have at least a 22 ACT/1100 SAT (verbal and math).
- Enroll in a minimum of 12 KU hours each semester
- Be responsible for paying your tuition and fees. Students who have tuition and fees waived, do not qualify (ROTC, Foster care, etc.)
Pell Advantage Renewal Criteria
- To renew the KU Pell Advantage, previous Pell Advantage recipients must meet the follow criteria.
- Submit a complete FAFSA by December 1 annually
- Continue to be eligible to receive Federal Pell Grant
- Meet KU’s satisfactory academic progress standards
- Complete a minimum of 24 KU hours each academic year and maintain a 2.5 KU cumulative GPA
If a student receives additional federal, state or institutional funds after initial awarding, the KU Pell Advantage (PADV) awards may 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.
If the KU Pell Advantage is canceled due to non-response, and the student later responds, the award will be reinstated.
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.
If a degree-seeking KU student has a consortium agreement, the student will only receive funding for KU Pell Advantage based on the number of KU hours student is enrolled in.
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.
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.
Gail Sherron, Associate Director
Finanicla Aid and Scholarships