Jayhawk Completion Grant

The Jayhawk Completion Grant, managed through Undergraduate Studies, exists to provide financial assistance to students who are experiencing an educational financial obstacle that may be keeping them from graduating or enrolling in their final semester or academic year. Funding is usually in amounts of $2000 or less. Students can only receive this assistance once during their time at KU.


  • This is not an emergency grant; if you are in an emergency financial situation, please contact Student Affairs or Financial Aid & Scholarships.
  • Awards are not considered loans and do not require repayment. However, the award does count as a financial aid award that must be reported to the Financial Aid & Scholarships office and accounted for in your cost of attendance allowance.
  • Minimum processing for any funds awarded is 7 business days.


  • Students should be considered undergraduate students pursuing their first Bachelor’s degree.
  • Students should be within one year of graduating from their first Bachelor’s degree.
  • Students should be in good academic standing with the University, maintaining a 2.0 GPA or above.
  • Priority is given to students who are eligible for a federal Pell grant, or have a $7000 or less Estimated Family Contribution; this is calculated by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • Students must have exhausted all other financial aid options offered to them, including federal student loans.
    • This does not include Parent PLUS loans or private loan options.
  • The grant is to be used towards existing expenses on the student's KU bill that is resulting in the inability of a student to enroll in a future term or graduate from KU. The balance must be $2000 or below; and the application of this grant must allow a student to be able to enroll or gradaute after teh funds are applied.
  • Because additional financial assistance to a student may impact current or future financial aid eligibility, the Financial Aid & Scholarships office will be consulted before any funds are dispersed.
  • Graduate students, student athletes, and international students are exempt from receiving this funding. Resources for these students are provided in the FAQs page.

Types of Expenses Covered

  • Past due tuition and fees
  • Books & supplies (if purchased through the KU bookstore)
  • Required technology for KU courses, such as software or a laptop (if purchased through the bookstore)
  • Overdue housing expenses
  • Other outstanding balances to KU such as parking permits or health charges
  • Any other educational expenses that currently exist on a student's KU account, excluding optional fees, parking tickets, or damage expense recoveries
  • Expenses must currently exist on a student's KU bill; any awarded funds are applied directly to the charged expenses and must result in the student being able to enroll or graduate.


  • Student situations may be brought to the attention of the Financial Retention Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies and/or a student may complete an online application for assistance. Applications will be submitted to the Financial Retention Coordinator for approval.
  • Students will need to use thier KU online ID and password to log into AcademicWorks to access the application. Login instructions for AcademicWorks are provided in the FAQs page.
  • If you are having issues accessing the application, please contact the Financial Retention Coordinator at complete@ku.edu.
  • Upon submitting your application, you will be contacted by the Financial Retention Coordinator within 3-5 business days.






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