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Donor supported scholarships: 2024-2025 academic year key dates and deadlines

Starting February 1, 2024, both newly admitted and continuing KCAD students can access over 10,000 scholarship opportunities in one place using Ferris State University's ScholarshipUniverse system, which employs personalized matching to identify which scholarships students qualify for, and in some cases, apply for scholarships automatically on their behalf.

Federal Student Aid has announced that they are delaying the release of 2024-25 FAFSA information to all colleges and universities until “the first half of March”. Because a large number of scholarships internal to Ferris and KCAD are need-based—meaning FAFSA data is needed to determine student eligibility—we are going to launch ScholarshipUniverse in two phases:

  • Phase 1: Starting February 1, students can access over 10,000 reputable external scholarships—not awarded by Ferris State University or KCAD—through ScholarshipUniverse. 
  • Phase 2: At a later date (to be determined), our donor-based scholarships will be made accessible through ScholarshipUniverse. 

How to use ScholarshipUniverse



Donor Supported Scholarships for Undergraduate Students


Donor Supported Scholarships for Graduate Students