International Student Scholarships and Awards

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

The following award information is effective for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 admissions cycle. 

International First-Year Undergraduate Merit-Based Scholarships

First-time undergraduate degree seeking students who intend to enroll full-time at Kutztown University on a non-immigrant visa that allows them to study in the U.S. are automatically eligible for consideration of merit scholarships. These scholarships are automatically applied upon admission and are based solely on an unweighted U.S. calculated 4.0 GPA scale.

GPA Range Per Year Award Per Term Award Renewable Max Award
4.0 GPA Up to $6,000 Up to $3,000 8 fall/spring terms $24,000 max
3.70-3.99 GPA Up to $5,000 Up to $2,500 8 fall/spring terms $20,000 max
3.00-3.69 GPA Up to $4,000 Up to $2,000 8 fall/spring terms $16,000 max
2.75-2.99 GPA Up to $1,500 Up to $750 8 fall/spring terms $6,000 max

International Transfer Undergraduate Merit-Based Scholarships

Transfer undergraduate degree seeking students who intend to enroll full-time at Kutztown University on a non-immigrant visa that allows them to study in the U.S. are automatically eligible for consideration of merit scholarships. These scholarships are automatically applied upon admission and are based solely on an unweighted U.S. calculated 4.0 GPA scale.

GPA Range Per Year Award Per Term Award Renewable Max Award
3.50+ GPA Up to $3,000 Up to $1,500 6 fall/spring terms Up to $9,000
3.00-3.49 GPA Up to $2,000 Up to $1,000 6 fall/spring terms Up to $6,000
2.50-2.99 GPA Up to $1,000 Up to $500 6 fall/spring terms Up to $3,000

Honors Scholarship - Sesquicentennial Academic Honors Scholarship

This is a merit-based scholarship for admitted first year students enrolled in the Honors Program. 

  • $7,000 per year for four years
  • Requirements to be eligible:
    • 1410 total on the SAT or 31 composite on the ACT
    • Above average secondary school GPA of 3.5
  • Requirements to maintain scholarship:
    • Complete a minimum of 30 credits per year
    • Live on campus for the first three years
    • Maintain a GPA of 2.5
International Student Waivers / Reductions

A "waiver" is similar to a scholarship but it will not appear on a KU bill. A waiver is a reduction in the amount of tuition you are charged rather than money that is provided to your account directly. These waivers are needs-based and require a separate application. 

Out-of-State Undergraduate Tuition Reduction

Qualifying undergraduate and graduate full-time degree-seeking international applicants attending Kutztown University will automatically be considered for the 40% Out-of-State Tuition Reduction, which provides tuition savings for undergraduate students who meet the eligibility requirements at the time of application. This rate is provided only to students enrolled full time. and is stackable with merit scholarships. 

Undergraduate Per Year Award Per Term Award Renewable Max Award
First-Year Up to $7,070 Up to $3,535 8 fall/spring terms $28,280 max
Transfer Up to $7,070 Up to $3,535 6 fall/spring terms $21,210 max

International Student Tuition Waiver

A limited number of these 20% tuition reductions are available to new incoming international undergraduate students and are offered on a rolling basis until all funding is given. This waiver is stackable with merit scholarships. 

GPA Range Per Year Award Per Term Award Renewable Max Award
2.5+ GPA Up to $3,858 Up to $1,929 8 fall/spring terms Up to $34,722
  • Requirements to be eligible:
    • Undergraduate student.
    • Have not previously earned a bachelor's degree.
  • Requirements to maintain scholarship:
    • Required to maintain full-time student status. 
    • Must have a good conduct/disciplinary standing.
    • Must have no outstanding bills/debts at Kutztown University.

Economic Hardship Waiver

A limited number of these waivers are available to current international students who demonstrate that they, or their financial sponsors, have experienced significant changes in their financial conditions and the changes have created an unforeseen financial hardship affecting the student's ability to afford living or educational expenses.  

GPA Range Per Year Award Per Term Award Renewable Max Award
2.5+ GPA Not Applicable Up to $2,000 Not Renewable Up to $2,000
  • Requirements to be eligible:
    • Undergraduate student.
    • Have not previously earned a bachelor's degree.
    • Required to be in full-time student status. 
    • Must have a good conduct/disciplinary standing.
    • Must have no outstanding bills/debts at Kutztown University.

      Summer Tuition Waiver (Full-Tuition or Partial-Tuition)

      A limited number of full-tuition and partial-tuition (50%) waivers are available to current undergraduate or graduate international students. The waiver is limited to one, 3-credit course in either the Summer 1 or Summer 2 term. The course must be in-person and cannot be used towards individual instruction or independent study. The student is still responsible for paying KU fees.  

      • Requirements to be eligible:
        • Required to be in full-time student status. 
        • Must have a good conduct/disciplinary standing.
        • Must have no outstanding bills/debts at Kutztown University.

        Transfer Housing Award

        This award is automatically awarded for applicants with an associate's degree when they submit their official transcript. The student must live on campus. 

        GPA Range Per Year Award Per Term Award Renewable Max Award
        Not Applicable Up to $1,000 Up to $500 1 additional year Up to $2,000
          Other Funding OPPORTUNITIES

          Graduate Assistantships

          These positions are available to admitted Master's degree students and provide a tuition waiver and stipend for working a position with an office or academic department at Kutztown University. For more information view the Graduate studies website

          Working on Campus 

          International students may work on campus (at an office or academic department at Kutztown University) up to 20 hours a week while enrolled in a fall or spring term. This provides the potential to earn between $2,000 - $5,000 annually depending on your pay rate, position, the number of hours you work, and if you work over breaks. International students are permitted to work more than 20 hours during the academic breaks 

          Payment Plans

          Payment plans are available (not required) for the fall and spring semesters. They require a $35 enrollment fee for each term you want to sign up for a plan. More information can be found here.

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