Outside Scholarships

Scholarships-PriorLearningDid you know that millions of dollars in public and private scholarship funds are available to qualified students? The funds you receive from outside scholarships could directly reduce the cost of your Kaplan University education.

Kaplan University encourages you to seek out public and private sources for scholarship aid and has developed some helpful resources to guide you through the scholarship application process.


Outside scholarships are funds you receive from public and private agencies to pay for a portion or all of your tuition, fees, or required textbooks. You must apply for these scholarships through a separate process from the Kaplan University scholarship application process. Kaplan University encourages you to seek out public and private sources for scholarship aid and has developed some helpful resources to guide you through the scholarship application process.

Search for Outside Scholarships

The following websites allow you to search and apply for many outside scholarships:

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  • Scholarships.com—More than 2.7 million college scholarships and grants worth more than $1.9 billion.
  • Fastweb—The leading free Internet scholarship search service. 
  • ScholarshipsCanada.com—Canada’s most comprehensive scholarship portal.

Applying for scholarships is a time-consuming process and organizations have different schedules for disbursement. We urge you not to rely solely upon scholarships from Kaplan University.

How to Apply Funds from Outside Scholarships

Some of the funds provided by public and private agencies may be paid directly to Kaplan University (not to you, the student). This is considered third-party billing. Through Kaplan University’s third-party billing process, the agency that provides the scholarship will receive a bill and send payment directly to Kaplan University.

Scholarship third-party billing is only available as an option if the student/agency provides the necessary tuition assistance documents prior to each term of enrollment. The tuition assistance documents must meet all standard requirements and will provide Kaplan University with direct bill authorization. If the private agency determines you are no longer eligible to receive a scholarship, you will be responsible for paying the tuition balance.

To have a private agency approved for direct billing, please send the following information to tavoucher@kaplan.edu:

  • The name of the agency
  • The Educational Benefits Coordinator contact information

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