UofL Expands Border Benefit Award, Helping Students In Nearby States Reduce Tuition Costs

Nov 17, 2023 at 1:28 pm
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The University of Louisville is making it easier for students in neighboring states to afford the school.

UofL’s Border Benefit award was created to assist students in the states surrounding Kentucky in making college more affordable. The program is already available to accepted first-time freshmen and transfer students from all counties in Illinois and Indiana, as well as some counties in Ohio, Tennessee, and Missouri, specifically counties that surround the Nashville and St. Louis Metro Areas.

Beginning next fall, the award will expand to include all counties in Ohio and West Virginia. Students in these areas can receive up to $16,000 per year award, which will help reduce their tuition to in-state levels. 

Since the award began in 2022, 465 students have benefited from it. 

“The Border Benefit expansion is just one example of UofL’s dedication to increasing access to and affordability of education,” said Jim Begany, vice president of enrollment management, in a release. “We’re eager to help more students find success and earn their college degree without an overwhelming financial burden.”

Eligible incoming students automatically receive the renewable award upon admission to UofL. No extra applications are necessary; however, students must submit the UofL Take Flight Application by May 1 for admission to enter UofL in the fall.