How to Apply

We look forward to reviewing your materials for KU Scholarship Halls. As a "schol haller" you'll live, study, eat, and help build traditions that create a family atmosphere in which you'll know and care for others long after graduation. Any prospective or current undergraduate student may enter this competitive selection process.

To submit a complete packet of materials:

Sign contract

Once you're admitted to KU and have a KU online ID, sign your on-line housing contract with a preference for residence halls or apartments.

Write essays

Complete the application and two essays demonstrating your commitment to the cooperative philosophy and diverse community.

GPA, test scores

Your GPA and test scores are reviewed for academic achievement. They were part of your Admissions application and you don't need to re-send them.

Financial Aid

Your FAFSA is reviewed to assess financial need. It was part of your student financial aid application and you don't need to re-send it. Applicants can be considered without completing FAFSA.

Timeline for review

Any prospective or current undergraduate student may enter this competitive selection process. It is based on financial need, academic merit and essays.

November 1

Student Housing begins reviewing scholarship hall applications and making offers during the last week of each month. Student Housing continues to make offers throughout the summer.

March 1

Priority review deadline for scholarship halls. Applications after this date may not be considered for fall, but will be considered for spring semester. If you submitted material beginning in November, you do not need to submit them again. Remaining scholarship hall offers are made throughout the summer.

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More than $200,000 in annual scholarships to returning residents
Academic success: More than 94 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen in student housing enroll for the next semester
5,100 residents choose student housing each year
Residence hall rates are almost $2,000 less per year than the national average for public schools
— College Board
$4 million alumni gift funded Krehbiel Scholarship Hall
Options include suites, private bedroom with shared bath, two-person rooms, scholarship halls, and apartments
Oswald and Self residence halls opened in 2015
One bill covers all costs: room, food, utilities, and wireless Internet
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities