Types of Aid


Alumni Tuition Waiver 

Persons who are not domiciliary residents of Kansas, but are the dependent children (legal children, stepchildren or wards) of a graduate of Washburn University. For the purposes of this policy a graduate is any person who has earned a Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate degree at Washburn University.

Dependent Tuition Waiver 

For dependents and/or spouses of persons who are full-time or part-time employees of Washburn University, Washburn University Foundation, or Washburn Institute of Technology.  The student must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the waiver: under the age of 24, must be a "dependent" of the employee as defined by Internal Revenue Code at 26 USC 152 (a) (1) & (2) OR student must be a legal spouse, have a complete admissions application with Washburn University or Washburn Institute of Technology, have and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Washburn University and Washburn Institute of Technology employees must complete the Dependent Tuition Waiver Form once each academic year.

Washburn University Foundation employees must complete the waiver form available through the Foundation.

Education Employment Tuition Waiver 

Persons who are full-time employees of a state educational institution;

Employment Tuition Waiver 

Persons who are domiciliary residents of the state, who are employed on a full-time basis and whose employment requires at least 1,500 hours of work per year, whose domiciliary residence was not established at least six (6) months prior to the first day of enrollment for the semester in which the students are enrolling;

Foster Child Education Assistant Program

Youth who are, or have been, in foster care seeking tuition / fee assistance must complete and return this form to the Financial Aid Office. Assistance will be provided if a student meets eligibility criteria and the legislative appropriations are available for this purpose. The application form for this program can be found on the Kansas Board of Regents website.

Interstate Tuition Waiver

To qualify for the Interstate Tuition Waiver, you must be a resident of Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, or Texas.  Keeping the low, in-state tuition rate is easy—simply maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. 

The Interstate Tuition Waiver excludes distance education students and graduate programs.

Law Students: Information about the School of Law's Interstate Waiver can be found on their website.

KS High School Tuition Waiver 

Persons who are not domiciliary residents of the state, who have graduated from a high school in the state of Kansas within six (6) months of enrollment, who are domiciliary residents of the state at the time of graduation from high school or within twelve (12) months prior to graduation from high school, and who are eligible for admission to the University;

Military Tuition Waiver

Veterans of the armed forces who are eligible for benefits under the federal post-9/11 veterans educational assistance act or any other federal law authorizing educational benefits for veterans and their spouses/dependents must submit the following documentation for review:

  • Written evidence of required relationship to the veteran (for spouses and dependents);
  • Written evidence of veteran’s official separation from the armed forces and receipt of either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions;
  • Written evidence that the veteran qualifies for benefits under the federal post-9/11 veterans educational assistance act or any other federal law authorizing educational benefits for veterans;
  • Written evidence that the veteran/spouse/dependent lives or will live in Kansas while attending the state educational institution; and
  • A letter signed by the veteran/spouse/dependent attesting an intent to become a resident of Kansas.

If you are currently serving in the armed forces or are the spouse/dependent of someone currently serving in the armed forces, please contact the Admissions Office about in-state residency procedures.

Missouri Tuition Waiver 

For graduate students who are residents of selected counties in the state of Missouri and who can document a cumulative 3.0 or higher grade point average. The eligible counties in Missouri are: Andrew, Holt, Buchanan, Platte, Clay, Jackson, Cass and Bates;

Complete the FAFSA

When completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please add Washburn University’s federal school code of 001949.

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