In-state Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Border Benefit Award Information & Criteria
Beginning Fall 2023, this estimated $16,000* grant enables students residing in select regional areas to pay the equivalent of KY in-state tuition by subtracting this amount from their tuition bill.
Incoming freshmen will automatically receive this renewable award upon admission to UofL. No additional application is required.
|Award Amounts||Weighted GPA||ACT/SAT|
|Estimated $16,000*||Automatic upon admission to UofL|
|Estimated $16,000* + $1,000||3.5||26-27 ACT/1230-1290 SAT or comprehensive review**|
|Estimated $16,000* + $2,000||3.5||28-29 ACT/1300-1350 SAT or comprehensive review**|
|Estimated $16,000* + $3,000||3.5||30 ACT/1360 SAT or comprehensive review**|
|Estimated $16,000* + $4,000||3.5||31-35 ACT/1390-1560 SAT|
|Estimated $16,000* + $5,000||3.5||36 ACT/1570 SAT|
**Awards are selective based on review, and are not guaranteed.
The Border Benefit cannot be combined with the Grawemeyer Scholarship, Brown Fellows Program or National Merit finalist scholarship.
Transfer students are eligible for the $16,000 level award.
Border Benefit Eligibility
Students must attend school or reside in eligible state or county.
All Illinois Counties
All Indiana Counties
Excludes Southern Indiana counties eligible for in-state tuition (Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Perry, Scott and Washington)
Select Missouri Counties
- Cape Girardeau
- New Madrid
- Saint Charles
- Saint Genevieve
- Saint Louis
- Saint Louis City
Select Ohio Counties
Select Tennessee Counties
Simply submit a UofL Take Flight application or the Common App, along with the $25 application fee (or fee waiver documentation) and your high school transcript. ACT/SAT scores are optional, although we do encourage students with qualifying test scores to submit their scores.
The University of Louisville guarantees Admission-Based Scholarships until May 1 for students entering UofL in the fall.