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Transfer Base Awards Fall 2017

Transfer Base Awards for Fall 2017


Eligibility & Application

Students with a minimum of 24 transfer hours from a regionally accredited institution and a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA qualify for WKU’s Transfer Base Awards.    

To be considered for a Transfer Base Award, students must have a complete application package on file by April 1 (for fall) and November 1 (for spring).  A complete application package includes the following:

  • Applied AND admitted to WKU by April 1 (for fall) and November 1 (for spring)
  • Applied to TOPDollar by February 1
  • Official transcript reflecting transfer hours  received by April 1 (for fall) and November 1 (for spring)

Award & Notification

Transfer Base Awards range from $1,500 to $2,500 per academic year as demonstrated in the chart below.

Cumulative GPA

Amount Awarded








Students who qualify for a Transfer Base Award and are admitted by April 1 (for fall) and November 1 (for spring) will be notified of their eligibility for this award shortly after being admitted.

Students receiving a Transfer Base Award may also be eligible for Transfer Targeted Awards and TOPDollar awards, up to Cost of Attendance.

Transfer Base Awards require full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours).

Students who meet the minimum criteria for this award (GPA/24+ transfer hours) but do not apply for admission by the April 1 (for fall) and November 1 (for spring) deadline will still be considered, contingent upon availability of scholarship funds.  Notification of eligibility for late applicants will occur by mid-July for fall applicants and by mid-December for spring applicants.


Scholarship awards are applied toward charges that exist on the student’s account at WKU.  In the event total awards (grants, loans, scholarships) exceed total charges (tuition, fees, housing, meals, books), a refund will be issued to the student by the option chosen when selecting the refund preference at


Transfer Base Awards are automatically renewable with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (at the end of the spring semester).  Students who fail to meet the renewal GPA of 3.0 can use the summer term to bring their GPA up to the required level.     

Transfer Base Awards are renewable for up to 2 academic years or until graduation, whichever occurs first.

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 Last Modified 9/2/16