A degree from the KU School of Education will be one of the best investments you can make in yourself. Let us help you afford it. We are all committed to supporting your academic goals. Financing a graduate degree in education can be a challenge, but we are here to serve you in various ways. As a student at the KU School of Education, you may be eligible for many types of financial aid: grants, scholarships, fellowships, loans, graduate assistantships, and sponsorship opportunities. Use the resources below to learn more:
As a student enrolled at the KU School of Education, you are eligible to apply and be awarded on a competitive basis.All types of students are eligible, including master’s level graduate students. In addition to the scholarships available just to you as a student with the KU School of Education, the following offices provide additional funding that you may be eligible for as well:
In an ever-changing world, educators must stay current with effective teaching practices to ensure their students receive the best education possible. In an effort to help reduce your cost for graduate education, the KU School of Education has initiated a sponsorship program for any Kansas PK-12 educator in a public or private building/district.
This service obligation scholarship program provides financial assistance to both students pursuing bachelor’s degree programs and currently licensed teachers pursuing endorsement in hard-to-fill disciplines or master’s degrees in hard-to-fill disciplines or either group planning to teach in an underserved geographic area in Kansas.
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.
The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession. If you have a loan from the Federal Perkins Loan Program you might be eligible for loan cancellation for full-time teaching at a low-income school, or for teaching in certain subject areas.
Generally, Work-Study opportunities may help you avoid excessive debt while attending KU because you earn as you learn. It may also provide you with additional preparation for your post-graduation job search since many Work-Study jobs are in career-related areas and/or offer you more responsibility each year you work.
Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) and Graduate Research Assistants (GRA) serve to fill a vital role in KU’s graduate research agenda. As a GTA or GRA, you are eligible for benefits, including tuition and health insurance benefits.
Financial aid is funding provided by various agencies to help students meet the costs of attending college. Student loans are considered financial aid because of the special interest rates, with some being subsidized by the federal government. Repayment of most student loans does not begun until after graduation.
Grants and scholarships are often called “gift aid” because they are monies that do not have to be repaid. Grants are often need-based, and can come from the federal government, the state of Kansas, the university and other organizations.
The mission of International Programs Office at the University of Kansas is to promote, integrate and support international and global initiatives throughout KU’s research, teaching and service endeavors. As a means to engage students from all across the world, various academic scholarships and other funding opportunities are available for those who qualify.