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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.


KY Transfer Merit Scholarships

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

Kentucky residents with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and 24 college-level credit hours can qualify for university Transfer Academic 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

Annual Award

GPA

Colonel Plus

$4,000 3.75+

Colonel

$3,000 3.50-3.74

Maroon Plus

$2,000 3.25-3.49

Maroon

$1,000 3.0-3.24

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

All on-campus transfer students who are Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter members in good standing at their current community college or who have recently graduated from the community college connected to their PTK affiliation are eligible to receive a $1,500 annual scholarship.  This renewable scholarship is stackable with other university merit based scholarships and out of state tuition discounts.  Recipients will be automatically added as auxiliary members of the EKU Chapter of the Tau Sigma Honor Society.

Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 24 credits prior to transfer
  • Have a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative GPA at time of admission
  • Be admitted to the university seeking a first bachelor's degree as an on-campus student
  • Present verifiable evidence of PTK membership by the published deadlines***
  • Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 and complete at least 12 hours each semester to be eligible for renewal

Scholarship Policies

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.

While the Transfer Merit Scholarships are only available to Kentucky residents, the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship may be awarded to qualifying students from any US state or territory.


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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