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Attending Washburn is the best opportunity you will have to cultivate the knowledge and skills necessary for a lifetime of learning, self-discovery, and success. 

Whether you’ve already chosen a career path or have yet to decide, your freshman year will enable you to explore new ideas as you take a range of general education courses.  You may discover a new passion, be it in the arts, the sciences, or the humanities.  This broad based, liberal-arts education will prepare you for a world that’s always changing.  At Washburn, you’ll get that preparation affordably, while attending one of the best public, master’s-level universities in the Midwest.

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With over 200 degree programs from which to choose, you’ll easily find a major that’s right for you, and with upwards of 150 student organizations, you’ll enrich your studies and have fun outside of the classroom. Become an Ichabod today!

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Undergraduate Application

You should complete an undergraduate application if:

  • you possess a high school diploma or GED
  • you are seeking a Bachelor's degree
  • you are transferring from another institution
  • you possess an Associate's degree

Apply for Undergraduate Admission Here!

International Application

You should complete an international application if:

  • You will be attending Washburn University on a F-1 or J-1 visa

Apply for International Admission Here!

Financial Aid

Washburn University recognizes the important role of financial aid in your decision to pursue higher education.  The Washburn University Financial Aid Office can assist you with the process of applying for and receiving financial aid, providing quality service and personal guidance to all students.  Visit the Financial Aid page for a wide array of information and resources.

Washburn University students have many financial aid options available to help with the cost of education, including work-study, student loans, grants and scholarships.  Funding sources include the federal government, the state of Kansas, Washburn University and the Washburn University Foundation.

To qualify for federal financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?  Washburn University’s federal school code is 001949.  If completing the FAFSA online, the student and one parent (for dependent students) will need to create a FSA ID.  The priority submission date is November 15.  

Be sure to visit the Financial Aid Office’s page for more information or contact the Financial Aid Office directly at 785.670.1151 or financialaid@washburn.edu (Please include your Washburn ID number in your correspondence so we may better assist you).

Scholarship Info

Scholarships at Washburn University

Paying for college may seem like a challenge, but Washburn University offers a number of scholarships to keep your education affordable. Most freshmen are eligible to receive academic scholarships, and the Office of Admissions also awards scholarships to transfer students.  Special scholarships are available according to students’ interests and achievements. Many academic departments offer scholarships to undergraduates, too.  Washburn's Freshman Academic Scholarship deadline is December 1, but we award scholarships on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The sooner you apply, the better chance you will have of receiving an award. 

Washburn University makes applying for scholarships easy. 

For freshmen, a complete application file includes the application for admission; a one-time, $20 application fee; official high school transcript; and official ACT scores. Once you have been admitted, you can complete the Scholarship Application.  The Freshman Academic Scholarship deadline is December 1st.

For transfer students, a complete application file includes the application for admission; a one-time, $20 application fee; and official transcripts from EACH post-secondary school the student has attended. Transfer scholarships are awarded based on transcripts received and no additional form is needed.

Be sure to check the complete listing of scholarships offered by Washburn University to verify for which awards you might be eligible.

Contact Us

The Office of Admissions is located in the newly-renovated Morgan Hall.  Morgan Hall is located off of 17th and College Avenue.

Office of Admissions
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621
877.281.BODS (2637)

admissions@washburn.eduTwitter: @washburnuniv
Facebook: /washburnuniversity
You can also find out who your Admissions Counselor is by visiting this page.

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