Financial Aid Resources for International Students

U.S. state and federal financial aid are only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. This page is a resource to help answer international students' questions about funding their education at Kutztown University.

Required Funding per Academic Year for your I-20 Student Visa Documents - Fall 2021

Refer to the Student Accounts website for more information about tuition and fees. 

Bachelor's Second Bachelor's Master's
Tuition $11,574* $19,290* $13,932*
Administrative Fees $3,797* $3,797* $2,418*
Housing & Meals $11,430** $11,430** $11,910**
Books & Personal Expenses $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
Health Insurance $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Total Amount to be Verified for One Year of Study $31,801 $39,517 $33,260

*Tuition and Fees cost based on 2020-2021 academic year - tuition and fees are subject to change for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

The tuition shown includes the 40% tuition reduction for first-degree bachelor's students. Second degree bachelor's students do not receive the 40% tuition reduction. 

**Housing & Meals expenses include a $600 fee for on-campus housing during winter break, approximately mid-December to late January. 

Dependent support: Student must show an additional $6,500 of support for a spouse and each child. 

You will need to submit evidence of financial resources available to you for the "Total Amount to be Verified for One Year of Study" amount listed above from your own assets or a sponsor. You must also show that you have continued financial support for the duration of your academic program using your own funds or funds provided by sponsors. If you have been awarded an international tuition waiver, scholarship, or graduate assistantship, you can reduce the overall amount of required funding you have to prove based on your institutional financial aid. 

Submit only copies of official documents; you will need to take the official financial documents to your visa interview. Here is a list of acceptable financial aid. 

  • Six consecutive months of bank statements
  • Bank loans for educational purposes
  • Scholarship letters
  • Investment statements indicating liquid assets
  • Government funding guarantor letter

All documents must be less than two months old and translated to English. Provide a description of the currency type if not explicitly stated on the document. 

 KU Institutional Financial Aid
  • Out-of-State Tuition Discount

    40% tuition discount for all new incoming international undergraduate freshman and transfer students. Learn more.

  • International Student Tuition Waiver

    A partial waiver of tuition based on financial need.


    • A limited number of tuition waivers are available to new incoming undergraduate international students.
    • Tuition waivers will be offered on a rolling basis until all funding is offered.
    • Students may receive a tuition waiver and any merit scholarships for which they qualify.
    • Tuition waivers are guaranteed for up to nine semesters, as long as students maintain minimum eligibility requirements.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Completed CSS Profile
    • Demonstrated financial need, based on CSS Profile report
    • Above-average academic achievement
    • Admitted to an undergraduate degree program at Kutztown University
    • Applicable to first degree only

    Renewal Criteria

    • 2.50 Cumulative Grade Point Average
    • 24 credits earned every academic year
    • 10 hours of community service and cultural contributions per semester
    • Good disciplinary standing


    • 20% waiver of non-resident tuition, before the 40% out-of-state reduction
    • $3,858 per year based on the 2019-2020 tuition rate which equals $1929 per semester  
  • Merit Scholarships

    International students will be considered for merit-based scholarships of $1,000 - $5,000 at the time of admissions. Students will be automatically awarded a merit-scholarship if they qualify, no additional application is necessary.  

  • Sesquicentennial Academic Honors Scholarship

    Merit-based scholarship of $7,000 per year for four years for first-year students who have above average secondary school marks and a 1410 total on the SAT or 30 composite on the ACT. Renewal Requirements include: participating in the Honors program, living on campus for the first three years, and completing a minimum of 30 credits per year.

  • International Piano Quintet Scholarship

    Full tuition scholarships for five talented undergraduate international student musicians. Learn more.

  • Transfer Book Award

    $500 for books in the first year of study for transfer students who earn an associate's degree prior to transferring to KU.

  • Transfer Housing Award

    $1,000 for transfer students living on campus during their first year at KU and who earned an associate's degree prior to transferring to KU.

  • Graduate Assistantship

    Application and information about graduate assistantships at Kutztown University. Learn more.

External Financial Aid Resources

These resources are not affiliated with Kutztown University. They are for reference only. The student should research external funding opportunities to find out if they qualify.

  • External Financial Aid Resources

    AAUW International Fellowship: Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

    Affordable Colleges Online. A guide that highlights several international scholarships, along with other sources of student aid, and application tips from a college advisor

    Big Future by The College Board: Search a database of scholarships, grants, and loans for all college-bound students, including international students wishing to study in the U.S.

    EducationUSA: EducationUSA promotes U.S. higher education through over 400 advising centers in over 170 countries worldwide

    EDUPass: Provides information about financing your education in the U.S. and links to various online financial aid resources

    Fulbright Foreign Student Program: The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States.

    Institute for International Education: Database of scholarships, fellowships, and grants

    International Education Financial Aid: Online scholarship search service designed for international students

    International Scholarships: Online scholarship database for international students wishing to study worldwide No co-signer loans for international students

    LewerMark Make Your Mark Scholarship: Four scholarships based on essay contest. Application due mid-April

    Mobility International USA: Free online scholarships for non-U.S. citizens with disabilities

    NAFSA: Professional Organization for International Educators - this webpage provides information about the overall cost of attendance as well as possible financial aid resources for international students who plan to study abroad in the U.S.

    Rowe Fund: Up to $15,000 of interest-free student loans for third and fourth years students from a Caribbean country and a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.