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International Student Tuition Waiver

Kutztown University offers tuition waivers for new incoming international students based on merit and financial need. Financial need is assessed by the CollegeBoard CSS Profile. Students must be accepted to Kutztown University, have a complete tuition waiver application, and possess or intend to apply for a visa. Students will automatically be considered for the highest level of tuition waiver for which they are eligible. Eligibility for a waiver does not guarantee that a student will receive the waiver, as limited funding is available. Apply for a tuition waiver by the dates listed on this webpage for maximum consideration. Tuition waiver applications received after the deadline will be considered based on availability of funds. Tuition waivers offered at the time of admission are automatically renewable for up to nine (9) semesters as long as students continue to meet the eligibility criteria.

Recommended Deadlines

Fall (August) Admission: March 1

Spring (January) Admission: November 1

Required Forms

  • International Student Tuition Waiver Application (PDF)
  • CSS Profile for Financial Aid (website - KU School Code: 2653)
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement

Academic Excellence Tuition Waiver

Full tuition waiver (student pays administrative fees and room, meals, health insurance, books, and personal expenses)

Academic Achievement Tuition Waiver

$8,000 per year/$4,000 per semester

International Diversity Tuition Waiver

$6,000 per year/$3,000 per semester


Academic Excellence Tuition Waiver Requirements

Freshman

  • SAT or ACT scores
    • Old SAT: 1300 (Critical Reading and Math sections)
    • New SAT: 1360 Total Score
    • ACT: 29 Composite Score
  • Secondary School Grade Point Average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale when converted to the U.S. equivalency
  • International Student Tuition Waiver Application (PDF)
  • Letter of Recommendation from someone other than the student's parent or family member who is familiar with the student's academic capacity and extracurricular involvement
  • Essay about contribution to local community and plan to contribute to cultural exchange at Kutztown University
  • Demonstrated financial need (CSS Profile - KU School Code: 2653)
  • This tuition waiver requires the student to live on campus for three years or until s/he has earned 90 credits

Renewal requirements: 3.25 cumulative grade point average at Kutztown University and continuous full-time enrollment

Transfer

  • Overall cumulative university Grade Point Average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale when converted to the U.S. equivalency
  • International Student Tuition Waiver Application (PDF)
  • Letter of Recommendation from someone other than the student's parent or family member who is familiar with the student's academic capacity and extracurricular involvement
  • Essay about contribution to local community and plan to contribute to cultural exchange at Kutztown University
  • Demonstrated financial need (CSS Profile - KU School Code: 2653)
  • This tuition waiver requires the student to live on campus for three years or until s/he has earned 90 credits

Renewal requirements: 3.25 cumulative grade point average at Kutztown University and continuous full-time enrollment


Academic Achievement Tuition Waiver Requirements

Freshman

  • SAT or ACT scores
    • Old SAT: 1100 (Critical Reading and Math sections)
    • New SAT: 1170 Total Score
    • ACT: 24 Composite Score
  • Secondary School Grade Point Average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale when converted to the U.S. equivalency
  • International Student Tuition Waiver Application (PDF)
  • Letter of Recommendation from someone other than the student's parent or family member who is familiar with the student's academic capacity and extracurricular involvement
  • Essay about contribution to local community and plan to contribute to cultural exchange at Kutztown University
  • Demonstrated financial need (CSS Profile - KU School Code: 2653)

Renewal requirements: 3.00 cumulative grade point average at Kutztown University and continuous full-time enrollment

Transfer

  • Overall cumulative university Grade Point Average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale when converted to the U.S. equivalency
  • International Student Tuition Waiver Application (PDF)
  • Letter of Recommendation from someone other than the student's parent or family member who is familiar with the student's academic capacity and extracurricular involvement
  • Essay about contribution to local community and plan to contribute to cultural exchange at Kutztown University
  • Demonstrated financial need (CSS Profile - KU School Code: 2653)

Renewal requirements: 3.00 cumulative grade point average at Kutztown University and continuous full-time enrollment


International Diversity Tuition Waiver Requirements

Freshman and Transfer students

  • Above average academic achievement
  • International Student Tuition Waiver Application (PDF)
  • Letter of Recommendation from someone other than the student's parent or family member who is familiar with the student's academic capacity and extracurricular involvement
  • Essay about contribution to local community and plan to contribute to cultural exchange at Kutztown University
  • Demonstrated financial need (CSS Profile - KU School Code: 2653)

Renewal requirements: 2.5 cumulative grade point average at Kutztown University and continuous full-time enrollment