Financial Aid & Scholarships

Don’t let money stand in the way of your dreams. From scholarships to student loans, our financial aid specialists can help you with the financial aid and scholarship application process so that you can find scholarships for college. 

We will help you find a way, be it federally funded student aid, state-supported grants, or loans. 

Financial Aid Office Contact Information

If you have a financial aid or scholarship question, we invite you to reach out to us via email or phone at (913) 234-0736. 

You can find us on campus, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

$110,000 in Institutional Scholarships awarded to CHS Students in 2022-23
$340,000 in Institutional Scholarships awarded to DC students in 2022-23

Financial Aid and Scholarships for College 

The financial aid process can seem overwhelming. At Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC), our financial aid team helps you get started and walks you through the process without overcomplicating things.

Incoming Student Scholarship 

After applying to CUKC, take some time to review the scholarships available to new students. If you’re applying to the Doctor of Chiropractic program, there are several to choose from. If you are considering one of our undergraduate programs in our College of Health Sciences, complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to applying for a scholarship. 

The scholarship application deadlines for CUKC incoming students are: 

Fall (September) Term: July 1 

Spring (January) Term: November 1 

Summer (May) Term: March 1 

Admissions scholarships include:

  • $5,000 to $25,000 Recruitment Scholarship Awards: These are competitively awarded every term to first-time CUKC students. The awards range from a total of $5,000 to $25,000, disbursed evenly throughout the duration of the program. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 is required. Applicants must submit the scholarship application. Recipients of the awards will be notified in writing. Scholarship recipients must remain in good standing each term to remain eligible to receive the award. 
  • $1,500 Academic Merit Doctor of Chiropractic Scholarships: Two $1,500 scholarships for a first-time, full-time CUKC student entering trimester one of the chiropractic programs with an incoming cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  • $1,000 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: A $1,000 award for a Phi Theta Kappa student with 3.5 GPA or higher, entering the Bachelor of Science in human biology degree program as a full-time student. One PTK scholarship is awarded for each term. 
  • $1,000 Bachelor of Science Transfer Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship for first-time, full-time CUKC students with a 2.5 GPA or higher who are transferring to the lower division Bachelor of Science degree program. Applicants must be starting at CUKC immediately upon completing work at a regionally accredited college or university with no break in enrollment. Two B.S. Transfer Scholarships are awarded for each term. 
  • $1,000 International Student Doctor of Chiropractic Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship for non-U.S. citizens with a 3.0 or higher GPA. The student cannot be eligible for federal financial aid and must be enrolling in the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at CUKC on a first-time, full-time basis. One International Student D.C. Scholarship is awarded for each term.

Federal Financial Aid Programs

To determine financial aid eligibility, apply for aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The School Code for Cleveland University-Kansas City is 014438. Once completed, you will receive a FAFSA Submission Summary.  

Federal financial aid opportunities include: 

  • Federal Pell Grant: This need-based award has a maximum amount of $7,395 and is available to degree-seeking undergraduate students without a bachelor’s degree. Eligibility is determined by your Student Aid Index (SAI). 
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG): This grant is for undergraduate, Pell-eligible students. The amount awarded varies each trimester. 
  • Federal Work-Study: We participate in the Federal Work Study (FWS) Program, which provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need. Work-study positions include teaching assistants, tutors, and office assistants. 
  • Direct Loan: A Direct Loan is either subsidized or unsubsidized. Direct Subsidized Loans are need based and awarded to undergraduate students. The federal government pays the interest on the loan until you begin repayment and during authorized periods of deferment. Direct Unsubsidized Loans are available for both graduate and undergraduate students. You will be charged interest from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full. Repayment on all Direct Loans will begin following a six-month grace period. The grace period begins once you graduate, withdraw from the college, or attend less than half time.  
  • Direct PLUS Loan (Parents): This loan program offers parents of a dependent undergraduate student the option to borrow additional funds to cover educational expenses. The Parent PLUS Loan is credit based. Repayment can be deferred while the student is enrolled at least half-time. 
  • Direct PLUS Loan (Graduate): Graduate students are eligible to borrow under the Direct PLUS Loan Program, up to their cost of attendance minus other financial aid received. The Grad PLUS Loan is credit based. Repayment is deferred while the student is enrolled at least half-time; this loan is also subject to the six-month grace period. Applicants must have applied for their annual unsubsidized loan maximum eligibility under the Direct Loan Program before applying for a Direct PLUS loan. 

Kansas Promise Act Scholarship 

This service scholarship for students was created in 2021 for Kansas high school graduates and residents who attend Kansas colleges. The A.A.S. in radiologic technology degree program at CUKC is Kansas Promise–eligible. Students must complete the FAFSA and an application to qualify for consideration. In exchange for receiving the scholarship, recipients must live and work in Kansas for two years after completing their degree program. Scholarship recipients may use the award funds toward tuition, required fees, books, and required program materials.  

For more information, please view the frequently asked questions.

Private Loans

Private loans are credit-based and not a part of the federal program. Therefore, they are not eligible for consolidation through the Department of Education (ED). The amount awarded through these programs depends on the amount of other aid received. The University will award federal funds prior to the private loans. The interest rate and repayment terms are specific to the program and the lender chosen by the borrower. 

Visit FastChoice to view our historical lender list.

Scholarships for Current Students

Thanks to the many generous donations by esteemed alumni and supporters of the University, the Cleveland College Foundation, Inc., awards several scholarships to CUKC students each year. If you are a current student, check out the Foundation scholarships available so you’re ready when the application window opens.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Resources

Additional financial aid and scholarship resources to use before, during, and post-graduation include: 

Free Financial Aid E-Book 

We have prepared a free, straightforward e-book to help you navigate financial aid. Included are what factors to consider, who to ask, and where to find the answers you need about how to pay for college.  

Financial Literacy 

In collaboration with GradReady, we offer a self-paced financial literacy program. This online program provides training and resources for informed financial decision making. With GradReady, learn about paying for school and managing your student loan repayment.

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Our professional team of financial aid specialists is here to help.

The first step towards completing a financial aid and scholarship application is to apply to CUKC. Start your journey today. 

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