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Out-of-State Freshmen

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Merit Scholarships for Out-of-State Students

Looking to go away for college? The Out-of-State Discount Program offers undergraduate students an amazing opportunity:

Attend EKU for less than attending many schools in your home state.

All undergraduates from any U.S. state entering EKU in the fall of 2020 are eligible for the Out-of-State Discount Program. When combined with EKU's affordable housing rates and meal plans, your total cost of attendance is lower than many schools in your home state, allowing you to pay less for an educational experience that is second-to-none.

Get rewarded for your high school academic achievement! In addition to EKU’s discounted out-of-state tuition rate of $10,300 per year, merit scholarships make EKU even more affordable. Based on a 4.0 high school GPA and standardized test scores, annual awards range from $1,000 to $7,000 for first-time freshmen coming to EKU from out of state.

Scholarship Name

Eligibility Requirements

Annual Award

High School GPA

ACT Composite Score

SAT Combined Score

Scholar V 4.0 none required none required $500

Scholar IV

4.0

29-30

1350-1410

$1,000

Scholar III

4.0

31-32

1420-1480

$3,000

Scholar II

4.0

33

1490-1520

$5,000

Scholar I

4.0

34 or higher

1530-1600

$7,000

Plus, other scholarship opportunities are available for out-of-state students, including the Honors Program Scholarship, diversity scholarships, EKU Foundation Scholarships and more. 

Please note: If you completed your GED and do not have a high school GPA, your GED test score will be converted to the comparable GPA listed below for merit scholarship consideration.

GED Score Correlated GPA Scale
300-400 1.5-1.9 300= 1.5, 350= 1.6, 350= 1.7, 375= 1.8, 400= 1.9
401-500 2.0-2.9 401= 2.0, 412= 2.1, 423= 2.2, 434= 2.3, 445= 2.4, 456= 2.5, 467= 2.6, 478= 2.7, 489= 2.8, 500= 2.9
501-600 3.0-3.4 501= 3.0, 525= 3.1, 550= 3.2, 575= 3.3, 600= 3.4
601-700 3.5-3.7 601= 3.5, 650= 3.6, 700= 3.7
701-800 3.8-4.0 701= 3.8, 750= 3.9, 800= 4.0

 

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