Finding funding for your education is one of the most important things to address
when making a decision about which university to attend. It is important that you
carefully consider all the options available.
Scholarships should be your first choice when looking for financial aid. These are
awards that are usually based on merit and do not require a repayment plan or a work
commitment. Learn more about WKU scholarships>>
If you are a graduate student you may have the option of applying for a Graduate Assistantship.
Western Kentucky University awards assistantships to select graduate students. Graduate
assistantship stipends serve as the primary means of support for many graduate students
enabling them to pursue higher degrees and grow professionally through the development
and application of discipline-based knowledge. At the same time, the University gains
the benefit of assistant-provided, high quality services at reasonable cost. Thus,
the graduate assistantship program is mutually beneficial to both the student and
the University. Learn more about graduate assistantships>>
As an international student you are not eligible for U.S. federal loans or work study.
However you do have other options available. One option is to take out a loan in your
home country. Always carefully consider the terms and potential consequences of a
loan before you borrow. Before signing a loan, look into other funding sources, such
as scholarships and fellowships. Never borrow money you do not believe you can pay
As an international student you can work up to 20 hours per week on-campus during
class time and up to 40 hours during break time such as Summer and Winter break. Although
you should never rely on student employment to pay your tuition, it may be helpful
to use towards living expenses. Learn more about student employment and on-campus jobs available>>