A new renewable award for out-of-state students

Washburn University is committed to making college affordable for everyone, including for students from outside the state of Kansas. The Interstate Advantage awards undergraduate students in the United States up to $393 per credit hour ($11,790 per year for a full-time student enrolled in 30 hours), beginning fall 2024. The renewable waiver can be combined with other awards, making the cost of a college education affordable. Qualifying is as simple as applying to Washburn.

A part of Together We Thrive

The Interstate Advantage is part of a financial aid package called Together We Thrive. Together with merit scholarships and other financial awards, the program creates an affordable path to earn your bachelor’s degree at Washburn.

The Interstate Advantage is renewable for freshmen at Washburn University up to four years (eight semesters) or until you complete your first bachelor’s degree. The award is renewable for transfer students for up to three years (six semesters) or until you complete your first bachelor’s degree. The Interstate Advantage covers the difference in tuition cost of up to 30 credit hours in the fall and spring semesters.

*You must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident of the United States, including all territories such as Guam. International students are not eligible for the Interstate Advantage.

Renewal criteria

This renewable program is applied to your tuition cost for up to 15 credit hours per semester at Washburn, up to 30 total credit hours in the fall and spring semesters. To renew, you must complete the following criteria:

  • Successfully complete at least 27 credit hours at Washburn during the school year
  • Maintain a cumulative 2.0 or higher Washburn GPA
  • Maintain continuous full-time enrollment during the fall and spring semesters

This award is just the beginning

Washburn is committed to affordability and excellence and offers many scholarships based on your academic achievements, interests and career goals.
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