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Summer Scholars

Summer Scholars

The WKU Summer Scholars Program is a five-week summer transition program. Students selected for the program will be prepared for their first semester at WKU and get a head start on coursework. 

The cost of the program includes:

  • Residence hall housing for 5 weeks
  • 10 meals a week 
  • Tuition for six credit hours 
  • Required textbooks for courses
  • M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan
  • Preston Center summer membership
  • One-on-one advising, student support, and development seminars
  • Social activities/outings for evening & weekend entertainment


Move In & Topper Orientation Program: Friday, July 12

Classes Start: Monday, July 15

Program Ends: Thursday, August 15

M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan: Tuesday, August 20



No more than $500 depending on financial aid. Cost of attendance includes the following:

  • Housing and meals for 5 weeks
  • Textbooks
  • Tuition for two courses
  • MASTER Plan registration
  • Preston Center membership
  • Networking, tutoring and mentoring


Literacy 199 (3 credits): Teach students how to be a college students

Social & Behavioral Science Course (3 credits): Will count toward your Colonnade/General Education requirements

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Students participating in Summer Scholar could be eligible for financial aid through the 2018-2019 FAFSA. You can use your 2018-2019 FAFSA without affecting your fall financial aid!

If you have additional questions about this program, please visit our FAQs page or contact us today!

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 Last Modified 9/16/19