Missouri new freshmen, transfer students may be eligible to receive in-state tuition rate for K-State starting fall 2021
MANHATTAN — Beginning in fall 2021, new incoming freshmen and transfer students from Missouri may be eligible for in-state tuition at Kansas State University.
The in-state rate is the result of the Missouri Tuition Match Program, which was recently approved by the Kansas Board of Regents.
Under the program, a tuition discount that reduces rates to match Kansas resident tuition rates is available to domestic Missouri residents who will be full-time, first-time freshmen or full-time transfer students at K-State starting in the fall 2021 academic semester. Tuition for these students is reduced from the $841.70 per credit hour to $312.50 per credit hour — a 63% discount, based on rates for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Missouri Tuition Match Program can be applied toward earning any bachelor's degree at K-State's Manhattan and Polytechnic campuses. The discounted tuition rate is renewable for up to four years for freshmen or three years for transfer students. Students must also meet K-State’s general renewal requirements for their award, including maintaining a cumulative 3.0 K-State GPA.
"We have seen a lot of interest from Missouri residents and believe this reduction in tuition will provide an opportunity to make K-State more affordable for those families," said Karen Goos, vice provost for enrollment management. "One of the best ways we can grow Kansas is by recruiting new talent to live, work and raise a family here in Kansas."
The initial eligibility criteria for the Missouri Tuition Match Program requires that incoming Missouri students have at least a 3.25 overall GPA from their high school and a 22 or higher composite score on the ACT or 1100 SAT score. Incoming transfer students must have a 3.25 overall GPA from their current college or university.
Legacy students who do not meet the academic criteria above may still be eligible for the Heritage award with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA.
Students interested in the Missouri Tuition Match Program should apply for admission by their applicable fall 2021 priority date — Dec.1 for incoming freshmen and Feb. 1, 2021, for incoming transfer students. Applying for admission will trigger an automatic review of students' eligibility for the Missouri Tuition Match Program.
Students can preview their eligibility by visiting the Office of Student Financial Assistance's scholarship and award site.