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Employee Dependent Tuition Assistance Scholarship (Effective 01/01/2023)

Policy
Purpose: 

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.

Campus: 
Edwards
Lawrence
Policy Statement: 

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

Effective Spring semester of 2023: The EDTAS award amount per recipient will be the equivalent of the resident on-campus College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) tuition rate for 6 undergraduate course credits per semester, up to 12 undergraduate course credits per academic year, but not to exceed a total maximum scholarship amount equivalent to 48 undergraduate course credits per recipient towards a first bachelor’s degree.

The scholarship amount will be based on the current undergraduate tuition rate.

Based on continued eligibility for the scholarship, the value of the EDTAS will be automatically calculated and posted to the recipient’s account after parent employment is verified with Human Resources. The scholarship will post to the account when the semester begins, subject to the maximum scholarship limit.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the EDTAS, at the time of scholarship 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 per fall or spring semester) 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.

Application

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.

Contact: 

Financial Aid & Scholarships
KU Visitor Center
1502 Iowa Street
785-864-4700
financialaid@ku.edu

Approved by: 
Associate Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships
Approved on: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Effective on: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Background: 

Approved by University Senate, April 9, 2020

Definitions: 

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 KUMC, or affiliated organizations, such as KU Athletics, KU Endowment Association, KU Alumni Association, Kansas Union, HIlltop Child Development Center, etc.

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

09/22/2022: Effective 01/01/2023, Updated the scholarship to increase the available scholarship amount, to be based on the equivalent course credit hours, subject to program scholarships limits.
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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