Financial Aid

KIU awards financial assistance (or aid) in the form of scholarships, loans, and/or part-time work-study opportunities for those who qualify. Different forms of financial aid are explained later in this section. If the financial aid awarded is not sufficient to cover a student’s educational expenses, the student must make alternative arrangements to pay the difference in full by the end of the payment period. Students who have applied for financial aid and have been awarded aid are not required to make a payment by the payment deadline provided their aid is sufficient to cover their tuition charges, and all required paperwork has been completed and received. KIU equally offers a range of scholarships for excellent students, handicapped students, less privileged students and students aspiring to join KIU research team either with a partner university or directly with KIU. Scholarships ranges from tuition scholarship, research scholarship, exchange program scholarship, study abroad opportunities, seminars and conferences scholarships, and professional training scholarships.

Financial Assistance & Scholarships

The primary responsibility for financing a student’s education rests upon the student and his/her family. However, KIU makes available each year, multiple scholarships for its academically outstanding students and students in need. The scholarships are not automatic, so students must apply for them by October 15 of each year in order to eligible. They included:

  • President’s Scholarship: KIU provides a limited number of work-study scholarships to the following category of students – need-based for underprivileged students; talent-based for athletes and artists; and disability-based for those with special needs. This scholarship may cover a portion or all of the student’s tuition, but each is unique and the terms are provided in the award letter. KIU provides professional training scholarships home and abroad with highly recognized organizations. KIU equally provides 20-50% Scholarship to less privileged and meritorious students.
  • Kesmonds Foundation Scholarship: 50% Scholarship to less privileged and meritorious students.
  • Chairperson’s Scholarship: : KIU provides 30% toward tuition to all Provost’s Scholars, who must earn 15/20 Average at High School level or a GPA of at least 3.50.
  • Registrar’s Scholarship: KIU provides 20% toward tuition to all Registrar’s Scholars, who must earn 13/20 Average at High School level or a GPA of at least 3.30
  • Directors Scholarship: : KIU provides 30% toward tuition to all Director’s Scholars, who must earn 12/20 Average at High School level or a GPA of at least 3.00.
  • Corporate Scholarships: Companies are encouraged to provide scholarships to their employees or other deserving students.

Work-Study Program

KIU can hire students to provide services for the university. In return for these services, the student will have 75% of the salaries applied to their tuition and fees, while 25% will be paid to them.

Student Loans

We offer Student Loans to students who can’t afford to pay their fees upfront. For more information contact KIU Financial Assistance Office at or visit our partner bank, Community Credit Company.