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Financial Aid at KU

A graduate degree can lead to higher teacher salaries (an average of $7,000 higher a year) and greater job security,1 while also opening doors to a broader variety of roles within the field of education. Without question, graduate school is an investment in your future, especially a master's degree, graduate certificate or licensure endorsement from a highly ranked, well-regarded university like the University of Kansas.2 If the cost of your ideal program at KU is a concern, know that you may be eligible for financial aid to make graduate school more affordable for you.

We've compiled a series of videos to answer your questions about financial aid for our online programs and to walk you through the process of applying for financial aid at KU. You can also explore our videos about graduate loan options.

If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact the KU Financial Aid & Scholarships Office at financialaid@ku.edu or 785-864-4700.

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How Financial Aid Works

  1. Complete your online application to KU and estimate your costs.
  2. Follow these steps to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA school code for KU is 001948, and the priority date to file the FAFSA is December 1.
  3. Review your Student Aid Report (SAR).
  4. Accept or decline your financial aid award.
  5. Receive your financial aid.

Complete Your FAFSA

What Are Your Financial Aid Options?

Graduate students may be eligible for grants, scholarships and loans; you can learn more about these options from this overview of graduate financial aid at KU. To be eligible for most financial aid, you must file the FAFSA.

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Tuition Assistance and Scholarships

In addition to grants and loans, you may be eligible for other forms of tuition assistance offered by the KU School of Education to help make graduate study affordable. These include scholarships, such as the Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship.

Learn About Affordability

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Complete the form below to learn more about the benefits of our online graduate programs in education.

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Important Dates

Apr
26
Application Deadline

April 26
Summer 2019 Term

May
13
Next Start

May 13
Summer 2019 Term

Aug
09
Application Deadline

August 9
Fall 2019 Term

Events

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04
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Sources

  1. Retrieved on September 26, 2018, from teacher.org/topic/teacher-salary-what-to-expect/
  2. Retrieved on March 19, 2019, from usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/university-of-kansas-155317/overall-rankings