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A KU degree is a valuable investment — one the Financial Aid & Scholarships staff can help you fulfill. We’re here to inform and advise you as you prepare for and pursue a successful career as a Jayhawk.

Student Debt Relief

Federal Student Aid and the Biden-Harris Administration have announced loan forgiveness plans of up to $20,000 for prior Pell-Grant recipients and up to $10,000 for all other loan borrowers. To be eligible borrower’s annual income must be below $125,000 (individuals) and $250,000 (married couples/head of households).

Borrowers can view their loan balances and check their Pell Grant status by logging into their Federal Student Aid account online at Please visit for the most up-to-date information.


Aug. 11
Fall financial aid begins disbursing
Aug. 17
Fall excess financial aid refunds begin
Sept. 15
Bill due date

For future Jayhawks

Use our Net Price Calculator to see a personalized picture of your costs — and what you may earn in aid. The most essential step to receiving that assistance is filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Should questions arise, reach out to your financial aid counselor.

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A student is pictured in silhouette relaxing on a bench overlooking David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

Know the stats

awarded annually in financial aid
of undergraduates receive financial aid
average salary within a year of graduation

For current Jayhawks

Receiving aid is a multistep process — one we can help guide you through. The first step is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid every year, which is key to obtaining state and federal dollars toward your education. Once you’ve accepted any awarded funds, we can help apply it to your costs.

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