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Kansas Wesleyan University has developed a financial assistance program that makes it possible for individuals from any income level to attend the University. To determine the actual cost of attendance, contact the Enrollment & Financial Services Office and/or the Business Office.  All assistance is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The first priority deadline for financial assistance application is March 15 preceding enrollment. All funds are credited to the student’s account and applied to tuition, fees, room, board, bookstore charges, and other charges.

HOW TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

In order to maximize your financial assistance opportunities and expedite the process, please complete the following steps annually.

  1. After January 1 electronically file the student and parent federal income tax returns with the IRS as soon as possible (if tax returns will be filed for that year).  If the parent and/or student do not already have a PIN number, apply for a PIN number at http://www.pin.ed.gov/PINWebApp/pinindex.jsp.
  2. Two weeks after filing taxes electronically (four to six weeks for income tax returns filed in paper form), download income information from IRS directly into the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  This should be completed before March 15th if possible.  Electronic signatures using PIN numbers for student and/or parent are required.
  3. If your income information is not available to download from IRS, you may enter the information from completed income tax returns.  However, that may require the submission of additional documents for verification and delay processing.

Don’t estimate income information using the “Will File” option unless you or your parents are unable to complete tax returns by the deadline of March 15th.  If you are unable to complete federal tax returns before March 15, please contact the Enrollment and Financial Services office.

If you are a Kansas resident and wish to apply for Kansas programs (except Kansas Comprehensive Grant), complete the state application at https://sfa.kansasregents.org/finaid/sfaLogin.jsp.

New students should apply for admission to KWU. Financial assistance requires acceptance for admission before funds can be allocated. The priority deadline is March 15 preceding enrollment. All financial assistance must be applied for and finalized by the end of registration week.  All funds are credited to the student’s account and applied to tuition, fees room, board, and other miscellaneous charges.

KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR/ACTIVITY SCHOLARSHIPS

Presidential Scholar/Activity Scholarships of $12,000 per year ($9,000 for non-residence hall students) are available for high school seniors with a GPA of 3.750 with a minimum ACT score of 25 (SAT score of 1140). Renewal:  maintain cumulative KWU resident GPA of 3.300.  Students meeting requirements receive automatic award.

TRUSTEE SCHOLAR/ACTIVITY SCHOLARSHIPS

Trustee Scholar/Activity Scholarships of $10,000 per year ($7,000 for non-residence hall students) are available for high school seniors with a GPA of at least 3.500 and an ACT score of 22 (SAT score of 1030). Transfer students with transfer GPA of 3.5 on 24 or more transferring graded credit hours, continuing students with cumulative KWU resident GPA of 3.5 on 24 or more KWU resident earned credit hours.   Renewal:  cumulative KWU resident GPA of 3.250. 

PIONEER SCHOLAR/ACTIVITY SCHOLARSHIPS

Pioneer Scholar/Activity Scholarships of $9,000 per year ($6,000 for non-residence hall students) are available for high school seniors with a GPA of at least 3.000 and either an ACT score of 20 (SAT score of 950), or top third of high school graduating class. Transfer students with GPA of 3.0 on 24 or more transferring graded credit hours; continuing student with cumulative KWU resident GPA of 3.0 on 24 or more KWU resident earned credit hours.  Renewal:  cumulative KWU resident GPA of 3.0.  Students meeting requirements receive automatic award.

WESLEYAN SCHOLAR/ACTIVITY SCHOLARSHIPS

Wesleyan Scholar/Activity Scholarships of $7,000 per year ($5,000 for non-residence hall students) are available for transfer students with a transfer GPA of at least 2.750-2.999 on 24 or more transferring graded college credit hours and continuing students with a cumulative KWU resident GPA of 2.750-2.999 on 24 or more KWU resident earned credit hours.

OTHER GRANTS, AWARDS & DISCOUNTS

KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY AWARDS

Kansas Wesleyan University Awards are need-based for students showing outstanding ability in academic departments, activities, or intercollegiate athletics. These are awarded in various amounts from $100—$9,000 per year. Non-need based awards are also available for $3,000-$4,000 per year.

RESIDENCE HALL DISCOUNTS

A 100% discount on the cost of a double occupancy room in our residence halls, $2,600 is available if the following requirements are met:

For Kansas Students:

        -      Maintain full-time status (12 credit hours or more of classes per semester)
        -      Have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher (college transfer GPA of 2.5 or higher).
        -      Have a composite ACT score of 18 or higher (SAT 860).
        -      File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and list KWU by July 1.

For Out-of-State Students:

        -      Maintain a full-time status (12 credit hours or more of classes per semester).
        -      Freshmen qualify by meeting the following requirements:  High school GPA of 3.0 or higher, and either ACT score of 20 or higher (SAT 950) or top third of high school graduating class.
        -      Transfer students qualify with a transfer GPA of 3.0 on 24 or more transferable graded credit hours.
        -      File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and list KWU by July 15.
*Renewal of room discount for continuing students requires a 2.5 cumulative KWU resident GPA, full-time status, and application by March 15*

ALUMNI DEPENDENT DISCOUNT

A $1,000 per year discount is available for dependent children of Kansas Wesleyan University alumni.

MULTIPLE STUDENT DISCOUNTS

A $1,000 per year discount for each student is available when more than one dependent child in a family is enrolled full-time.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY DRUG CONVICTION

If an applicant is convicted of possessing or selling drugs after submitting the FAFSA, the student applicant must notify the Enrollment & Financial Services Office immediately. The student becomes ineligible and will be required to pay back any aid received after the conviction.