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International Student Need Analysis Worksheet (ISNAW)


Financial Aid and Scholarships (FAS) is responsible for determining the financial aid award package for which a student is eligible, based on the information provided on the FAFSA, application date, and fund availability. The FAFSA cannot be used to determine need for international students because an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will not calculate for non-eligible non-citizens. Therefore, the ISNAW is needed to determine international students’ financial need for need-based scholarships and grants at KU. International students who want to be considered for need-based scholarships, the KU International Student Tuition Grant, the Athletic Special Assistance Fund, and/or the Child Care Grant must complete the form for the appropriate academic year/summer term and return it to the FAS.

Applies to: 

KU International students

Policy Statement: 

An International student must download the appropriate worksheet (see Related Documents below), complete the worksheet and submit it to the FAS.

Once the worksheet is submitted, if any corrections need to be made, the student must update and initial the original worksheet or submit a new worksheet.

If any necessary fields are left blank or conflicting information exists, the student will be notified by email and asked to submit documentation that will clarify the information.

Once the worksheet has been processed and the student has been determined to be eligible for aid, the FAS will award the student, providing funds are available.


Financial Aid & Scholarships
KU Visitor Center, 1502 Iowa St.


Approved by: 
Janet Roecker, Associate Director
Approved on: 
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Effective on: 
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
International Student Needs Analysis Worksheet
Review, Approval & Change History: 

Reviewed and updated:

June 2009

October 2010

August 18, 2011

August 7, 2012

July 30, 2013

August 13, 2014

September 8, 2015

Financial Categories: 
Student Financial Aid
Student Life Categories: 
Financial Assistance

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