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Tuition Waivers

Qualify for a Tuition Waiver at Washburn

Not eligible for in-state residency status? Not a problem! Washburn University offers a range of tuition waivers from discounts on tuition to allowing you to receive in-state tuition, even though you may not be a full Kansas resident. All waivers require you to be eligible for admission to Washburn. Contact the Office of Admissions at 785.670.1030 or admissions@washburn.edu for more information.

Tuition Waiver for residents of Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma or Texas

Interstate Tuition Waiver

You can get an awesome out-of-state experience for an in-state price! Washburn University offers in-state undergraduate tuition for residents of surrounding states:

  • Colorado
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas

This could knock thousands off your cost of attending college! And making sure you receive the waiver is easy, you just have to apply to Washburn University

Benefit: Receive in-state tuition

How to apply:  Apply to Washburn

*Law Students: see the Law School's website for information about the Law Interstate Waiver.

Dependent and Spouse Tuition Waiver

Washburn will waive 25-50% of your tuition if you are a dependent or spouse of a full-time or part-time Washburn, Washburn Tech or Foundation employee, and meet the criteria below:

  • A dependent under the age of 24
  • Defined as a dependent by the IRS 

OR

  • A legal spouse

Benefit: Dependents and/or spouses of full-time employees receive 50 percent off undergraduate tuition, including for non-degree and concurrent enrollment classes; dependents and/or spouses of part-time employees receive 25 percent off undergraduate tuition, including for non-degree and concurrent enrollment classes.

Dependents and/or spouses of retired Washburn, Washburn Tech or Foundation employees may receive the waiver based on the employee's last employment status.

How to apply: Dependents and/or spouses of Washburn or Washburn Tech employees should complete the dependent/spouse tuition waiver form; Dependents and/or spouses of Foundation employees should complete the waiver form available through the Foundation.

In-state tuition for veterans and their dependents

Military Tuition Waiver

Active duty service members, veterans and their spouses or dependents may qualify for a Tuition Waiver based on eligibility defined under the post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act or other federal law authorizing education benefits for veterans and their beneficiaries. You must submit the following for review:

  • For spouses and dependents, evidence of a required relationship to the veteran
  • Evidence of veteran's official separation from the armed forces with either an honorable discharge, or a general discharge under honorable conditions
  • Documentation of the veteran's eligibility for federal educational assistance
  • Evidence that the veteran/spouse/dependent currently, or plans to, live in Kansas while attending Washburn
  • Letter of intent to become a resident of Kansas

Active duty service members and their spouses or dependents should contact the Office of Admissions at 785.670.1030 or admissions@washburn.edu for more information.

Benefit: Receive in-state tuition

How to apply: Submit the military residency form and materials to the Student One-Stop

Other waivers

For full-time employees of a state educational institution.

Benefit: Receive in-state tuition

How to apply: Submit the resident status appeal form and materials to the Student One-Stop.

For Kansas high school graduates living outside the state. Must have graduated within six months of enrollment and have lived in Kansas within 12 months of graduating from high school.

Benefit: Receive in-state tuition

How to apply: Submit the resident status appeal form and materials to the Student One-Stop.

For students who have lived in Kansas for less than six months before attending Washburn, but work full-time at a job requiring at least 1,500 hours per year.

Benefit: Receive in-state tuition

How to apply: Submit the resident status appeal form and materials to the Student One-Stop.

For students who don't live in Kansas, but are the child (legal children,stepchildren or wards) of a Washburn University graduate.

Benefit: Receive in-state tuition

How to apply: Apply to Washburn and indicate on the application that you are a child of a Washburn graduate.

For students who are, or have been, in foster care. If you meet one of the below criteria and legislative appropriations are available you are eligible for the waiver:

  • I was in the custody of the Secretary of the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) and in a foster care placement on or after my 18th birthday.
  • I was released from the custody of the Secretary of the Kansas DCF before age 18 and graduated from high school or obtained a GED while in foster care placement and in the custody of the Secretary.
  • I was adopted from a foster care placement on or after my 16th birthday while in the custody of the Secretary of Kansas DCF.
  • I was released from a foster care placement subject to a guardianship under chapter 38 or 59 of the K.S.A. on or after my 16th birthday while in the custody of the Secretary of the Kansas DCF.

If you're unsure about your eligibility for the program you may complete the form and check the box requesting your eligibility be checked.

Benefit: Tuition and fees waived (books and room and board are the responsibility of the student)

How to apply: Complete the Application for Foster Child Education Assistance Program on the Kansas Board of Regents website and return to Jennifer McGraw in the Financial Aid Office.

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
  • Bates

Benefit: Receive in-state graduate tuition

How to apply: Submit the resident status appeal form and materials to the Student One-Stop.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Admissions

Washburn University Admissions
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
785.670.1030
admissions@washburn.edu

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Washburn University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Pamela Foster, Equal Opportunity Director/Title IX Coordinator, Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66621, 785.670.1509, eodirector@washburn.edu.

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