Cited as one of the "best buys" in higher education, KU combines quality education and affordability. Its in-state tuition and fees were lower than universities in Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri.

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Prospective KU students, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with at least a 3.25 GPA, are eligible to apply for KU scholarships through the Office of Admissions and Scholarships. One in four KU freshmen receives an academic scholarship each year. The EECS Department and School of Engineering offer a variety of scholarships for students


Several scholarships opportunities are available to incoming undergraduate students:

  • Freshman Scholarships: Incoming students are considered for scholarships if they submit an Undergraduate Application for Freshmen Admissions and Scholarships by November 1st. Freshmen scholarships are renewable for up to four years. Renewal is contingent upon continued satisfactory academic progress.
  • School of Engineering Scholarships: Scholarships are also available to engineering students through the School of Engineering. More information about these scholarship opportunities can be found at the School of Engineering website.
  • University of Kansas Scholarships: Additional information about scholarships available through the university can be found by visiting the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship website.

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