KU Scholarship Opportunities and Updates

For more information go to: http://affordability.ku.edu/

KU’s Exclusive Pell Advantage
Incoming Kansas freshmen could be eligible to receive the Pell Advantage, which covers tuition and campus fees for 15 credit hours every semester for four years exclusively at the University of Kansas. Students must be eligible for a federal Pell Grant, have at least a 3.25 GPA and a 22 ACT, and have to be admitted and have submitted the FAFSA by March 1. Even if a student hasn’t applied yet there is still time- the priority date for admission consideration is Feb. 1. If you have any students who are an academic fit for KU but haven’t applied because of cost, please encourage their application.

Hixson Opportunity Award Deadline Feb. 1
Also for Kansas seniors, the four year Hixson Opportunity Award is for students who don’t think they could afford a college education or have other personal obstacles in their background. This requires a separate application and it is due Feb. 1.

MSP Deadline soon
KU’s Multicultural Scholars Program provides both scholarships and academic guidance for multicultural scholars to excel educationally and reach their educational goals. The application deadline is Feb. 1.

Admitted Senior Jayhawk Days
Admitted Senior Jayhawk Days are designed to give students all the information they need to choose KU. Any student who has been admitted to KU is welcome to attend. This campus experience helps the student learn more about KU and includes a free lunch! We’ll even customize the visit with academic appointments upon request. Visit days fill up fast- early registration is encouraged.

Junior Days
Designed to help high school juniors prepare for college, a Junior Day is a large-group overview of what KU offers. Activities include an academic fair to explore interests, discovering some of KU’s deepest traditions in the Booth Family Hall of Athletics and touring campus and a residence hall with a current student. A nominal fee covers parking, lunch, and a t-shirt. These start next month and registration is required.

Jayhawk Days
Students visiting during a Jayhawk Day do much more than tour campus and the residence halls. The visit also includes an explanation of admission requirements, scholarships and financial aid, an overview of KU’s top-ranked academic programs, and the opportunity to visit with a faculty member or academic advisor. Have your students reserve their spot early for this popular half or full day event.

Destination KU
A free event for admitted multicultural and first-generation students and their parents to help navigate their enrollment at KU. Students will get help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), find out about KU’s student services and student employment, explore majors and careers, and more. This year’s event is Feb.19 and registration is now open.

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