Financial Aid FAQs

1. Where do I send my tuition payment?

Mail tuition payments to: Iowa College Acquisition Corp., DBA Kaplan University, P.O. Box 201702, Dallas, TX 75320-1702.

You can also pay online using the following steps:

  • Step 1: Click on the Make Payment link in the upper right corner of this page.
  • Step 2: Enter your payment amount.
  • Step 3: Click Continue to submit your payment. You can choose to print a receipt or have one emailed to you.

2. How do I apply for financial aid?

We have made applying for financial aid as painless as possible. Just follow the steps in the Financial Aid section for guided assistance. You will find all of the instructions and forms necessary to complete your application. To go there, click on the University Info tab and look under Financial Services.

3. What type of financial aid does Kaplan University offer?

Kaplan University students have a variety of financial aid options, including federal loans, Pell grants, financial aid for those in the military service, employer reimbursement, and scholarships. For more information, see the Financial Aid section. To go there, click on the University Info tab and look under Financial Services.

4. Whom do I speak to about financial aid or a loan?

You can call the Financial Aid Office with any questions you may have. Contact Kaplan University's Financial Aid Office via phone at 866.458.2008 (Toll Free) or via email at finaid5@kaplan.edu.

5. Where can I apply online for financial aid and fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

Visit the FAFSA website.

6. What is Kaplan University's School Code requested on my FAFSA form?

The School Code is 004586.

7. What kinds of scholarships does Kaplan University offer?

Kaplan University offers several competitive scholarships that reward students for their academic achievements and help finance their education. These include the Kaplan University Success Scholarship, the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, the Kaplan University Criminal Justice Scholarship, and the Kaplan University Accelerated Scholars Award. For more information, including eligibility requirements, visit the Scholarships section.

8. Are there any special benefits for active duty military?

Kaplan University offers a tuition discount on all associate's and bachelor's degree programs for active duty military personnel. Check with your Financial Aid Officer for details.

9. How many credits must I enroll in per term to be eligible for financial aid?

Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 quarter credit hours per term to be eligible for financial aid (Title IV funding). Graduate students in standard programs must be enrolled in at least 4 quarter credit hours per term to be eligible; graduate students in nonstandard programs must be enrolled in at least 2 quarter credit hours.

10. If I am considered a three-quarter-time student, am I eligible for full financial aid?

Yes. As a three-quarter-time undergraduate or graduate student, you would be eligible for financial aid.

11. How many courses must I enroll in per term to be eligible for financial aid?

Courses vary in the amount of quarter credit hours they are worth. For undergraduate programs, the total credit hours of the courses in which you are enrolled must equal or exceed 6 quarter credit hours per term to be eligible to receive financial aid. For standard graduate programs, the total credit hours must equal or exceed 4 quarter credit hours to be eligible. If you are enrolled in a nonstandard graduate program, the total must equal or exceed 2 quarter credit hours.

12. How can I determine the credit value of a particular course?

To determine the credit value of a course, you may either consult the course description in the University Catalog (or Catalog Addendum, if applicable), or you can check the “Course Credits” column in your degree plan (please note that this is different from the “Requirement Credits” column).

13. How may my enrollment status affect my eligibility for insurance, loans, and other financial assistance?

Your eligibility for private loans and insurance will be determined independently by the company in question. Many insurance agencies will require students to be enrolled “full time” in order to qualify for full coverage, but you should contact the appropriate provider to ensure that you understand how your status at Kaplan University will affect your eligibility.

Please note that full-time status at Kaplan University requires enrollment in 12 quarter credit hours per term for undergraduate students, 8 quarter credit hours per term for graduate students in standard programs, and 4 quarter credit hours for graduate students in nonstandard programs.

14. What should I consider when deciding how many courses/credits to take in a term?

You should think about a number of things. First of all, to be eligible for financial aid, you must have at least half-time status (enrollment in 6 quarter credit hours for undergraduate students, 4 quarter credit hours for graduate students in standard programs, and 2 quarter credit hours for graduate students in nonstandard programs) for a given term.

Some loan and insurance companies require that their customers who are college students be enrolled as full-time students to qualify for assistance (at Kaplan University this means enrollment in 12 quarter credit hours for undergraduate students, 8 quarter credit hours for graduate students in standard programs, and 4 quarter credit hours for graduate students in nonstandard programs for a given term).

Therefore, if these are important to you, you should consider taking enough courses to meet the requirements. On the other hand, please keep in mind that the more courses you take in a term, the more coursework you will need to complete. Be honest with yourself. Think about the course load you can handle to achieve the high academic standards you set for yourself. If you are unsure of how many courses to take per term, discuss it with your Academic Advisor.