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Financial Aid

Transfer students can receive financial aid from EKU in addition to their own unique scholarship offerings. In fact, transferring from a two-year institution usually opens federal funding for more credit hours than were previously available.

No matter their financial situation, every student should complete the FAFSA while using EKU’s school code: 001963

The sooner you complete the FAFSA, the better your chances of receiving the most aid. Don’t wait! Contact our Financial Aid office for more information.

Transfer Student Scholarships

Your hard work at your previous institution(s) pays—literally! Transfer students have unique scholarship opportunities that honor the time and effort they’ve spent throughout their entire academic experience.

In-state students with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and 24 college-level credit hours can qualify for university Transfer Scholarships. These scholarships are evaluated and awarded based upon the student’s admission materials, so there are no extra applications. Just be sure to apply before the scholarship deadline.

Scholarship Name

Annual Award


Colonel Plus

$4,000 3.75+


$3,000 3.50-3.74

Maroon Plus

$2,000 3.25-3.49


$1,000 3.0-3.24


Summer - April 15 | Fall - June 15 | Spring - November 15***

Transfer scholarships are not available for fully online students. Read more in the Scholarship Guidelines.

Departmental and Foundation scholarships are also available to all students, but they often have separate applications. Read carefully and plan ahead!

***These deadlines may be adjusted depending on budgetted allotment.

Out of State Tuition

Transfer students from other states can qualify for a reduced tuition rate. This opportunity creates a $5,150 per semester tuition rate for non-Kentucky residents.*

*The out of state rate reflects $4,612 in financial aid awards to all out of state students admitted to the University to reduce the cost to $5,250.

International Tuition

The international tuition rate is $9,699 per semester. Non-US residents who transfer from another stateside college or university may also receive the previous $4,612 tuition reduction for a final cost of $5,250 per semester.** 

**Nationally sponsored students are not eligible for reduced tuition.

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