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Important Dates for Incoming Freshman (Fall Admittance)

KU online admission application must be completed to be eligible for KU general scholarships. Your COMPLETED application for admission is also your application for new freshman scholarships. No additional forms, essays, or resumes are required.

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available online. KU's Federal School Code is 001948.

Completed portfolios must be received or postmarked to the Department of Visual Art to be considered for the annual Department of Visual Art incoming freshman scholarship competition. 

MARCH 1st 
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) priority deadline, apply online. KU's Federal School Code is 001948.

MARCH (end of the month)
Notification of Department of Visual Art scholarship award.

MAY 1st 
State of Kansas Student Aid Application priority deadline, apply online.

The 4-Year Tuition Compact

For first-time freshmen only. The 4-year tuition compact provides an established fixed tuition rate for four calendar years. No increase in the rate for four years. It also sets the campus and course fee levels for those four years so the costs are known in advance. The fixed rate is in effect for four calendar years (includes summer sessions) from the time the student enrolls in KU. When it expires, students must pay the going standard rate. Four years is the time it takes for a student, taking 16 hours of courses a semester, to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. The compact is not a tuition discount or savings plan. It does however give students and families the ability to calculate the cost of tuition and fees for an entire college degree. Over the past 30 years, tuition has increased an average of 9 percent a year. The fall 2007 fixed rate assumes a 6 percent increase each year. The rates for any given year are established by the Kansas Board of Regents typically around the last week of June.

The Midwest Student Exchange Program (for undergraduate, non-resident applicants)

Qualified students will be charged tuition at a rate equivalent to 1.5 times the in-state or resident rate. The Midwest Student Exchange Program » covers up to four years of undergraduate study.

To qualify, a student must:

  1. Be a legal resident of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wisconsin.
  2. Achieve a high school GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Have a composite score of at least 24 on the ACT or 1090 on the SAT.

All undergraduate degrees in the Department of Visual Art are eligible for the Midwest Student Exchange Program.


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