Paying For College

Other Waivers Offered

Education Employment Tuition Waiver - Persons who are full-time employees of a state educational institution; 

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:

  1. Written evidence of required relationship to the veteran (for spouses and dependents);
  2. 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;
  3. 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;
  4. Written evidence that the veteran/spouse/dependent lives or will live in Kansas while attending the state educational institution; and
  5. 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.

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; 

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.

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;

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.