Transitioning to KU
- Apply to KU (Note: ACT/SAT scores are NOT needed if you're over 21 years old.)
- Transfer credit evaluation for any previous collegiate course work
- You may be eligible for foreign language proficiency credits, credit from CLEP exams, and/or credit for high school work: Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate (regardless of when you graduated high school). Visit the Credit and Exemption for High School Work page to learn more.
- Coast Guard Spouses: You may be eligible for free CLEP program credit
- Steps to using GI Bill benefits at KU: Includes information on
- Chapter 33 - Post 9-11 GI Bill
- Chapter 33 - Fry Scholarship
- Chapter 35 - Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA)
- Frequently asked questions about using benefits
In-state tuition rates per the Armed Forces Residency benefit (AFRB) for:
- Spouses eligible for the GI Bill/DEA
- Spouses of veterans who were stationed in Kansas during service and/or were Kansas residents prior to joining the service
- Spouses of current Active Duty, Reservists, and Kansas National Guardsmen
Yellow Ribbon Program funding is available for Post-9/11 GI Bill users NOT eligible for in-state tuition (i.e. those living outside Kansas while attending classes at KU). No need for Yellow Ribbon if you live in Kansas while attending KU. Apply for AFRB instead.
Online students: Most online programs offer flat-rate tuition, so no need to apply for residency if that is the case.
If you would like a third party (i.e. spouse) to access and/or ask questions about your accounts, you must delegate access to them.
Delegates can be authorized to pay bills, check VA benefits status, and conduct other account-related business.
Programs & Resources for Students
Located in 345 Summerfield Hall, we offer spouses study and meeting spaces, computers, a 24-7 lounge, and dedicated staff to provide support tailored to all military-affiliated students. Learn more about the center.
TRICARE on campus considerations
TRICARE beneficiaries: The on-campus Watkins Health Center is not an in-network provider, but students can receive some services for free or reduced rates. Learn more about TRICARE and Watkins Health Center.