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Paying for School

There are a number of resources available to you, separate from tuition assistance, in your quest to be debt-free when you graduate. 

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In this guide, you’ll find funding tips you can use in addition to, or in place of, the GI Bill. Many of the sources listed below are tailored to veterans, their spouses or family members looking for alternative options to pay for school. You will also find a checklist for applying for scholarships and numerous resources for finding additional aid opportunities.



A scholarship finder with over 1,000 scholarships listed exclusively for the military community.


WKU's Community College Transfer Scholarship

This is the information for 2016-17 school year.  WKU awards merit-based scholarships to undergraduate students who transfer from a regionally accredited institution based on their academic achievements.  This site includes information about the eligibility criteria, application deadlines and other pertinent information.  The type of scholarship categories include: Transfer Base Award and the Transfer Targeted Award.  


WKU Graduate School

A variety of financial resources are available to graduate students at WKU including graduate assistantships, etc.


WKU Student Financial Assistance Office


You can use this site to learn about our aid programs (like the FAFSA), check application instructions and deadlines, and upload documents.


WKU Scholarships

For more information regarding scholarships around the WKU Community.


WKU TOPDollar Scholarship Source

This scholarship management system, powered by Academic Works, provides a complete list of all scholarship opportunities that are available for students at Western Kentucky University. 



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 Last Modified 10/18/18