Through the Legacy Tuition Program, the University of Kentucky offers partial tuition awards to eligible non-resident undergraduate children of UK graduates. An eligible student is defined as a child whose mother, father, or step-parent has earned a bachelor, graduate, doctorate, or professional degree from the University of Kentucky, whose parent or step-parent is a member of the UK Alumni Association, and who would normally be subject to non-resident tuition rates.
Please note, completion of a medical residency does not constitute a qualifying degree program. Also, parents that completed an associate degree from a former UK Community College are not considered qualifying graduates.
New first-time freshmen will be eligible for the Legacy Tuition Program for a total of eight semesters. Transfer students are eligible through the equivalent of their eighth semester of undergraduate study. Semesters of prior college enrollment at other institutions are considered in the total eight semesters.
Automatic renewal each semester is contingent upon the student's full-time enrollment on the UK main campus while maintaining a good academic standing and the qualifying parent's active membership in the UK Alumni Association. Eligibility for continued enrollment in the program will be verified each semester.
Students are required to complete the Legacy application in order to receive the benefits. The deadline to apply for the fall semester is March 2 or December 1 for the spring semester.
- Students applying with a minimum 1360 SAT (Math + Reading) or 31 ACT and a 3.5 unweighted high school grade point average (as calculated by the UK Admission Office) will receive the difference between resident and non-resident tuition rates, for up to four years of undergraduate study. Minimum test score requirements are based on the composite or total score from one test date. Combined scores, also known as a superscore, from two or more tests will not be considered. These students will be able to attend UK at the rate of in-state tuition.
- Eligible students with a minimum 1250 SAT (Math + Reading) or 28 ACT and a 3.30 unweighted high school grade point average (as calculated by the UK Admission Office) will be considered for a scholarship which provides $4,500 per year. Minimum test score requirements are based on the composite or total score from one test date. Combined scores, also known as a superscore, from two or more tests will not be considered.
- All other eligible students will receive $3,000 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study.