Parents are gearing up to buy vouchers for their kids’ college tuition in order to help pay for the costs of attending the public university.
The program, known as the K-12 Education Opportunity Scholarship Program, has been around for years but now is being revamped for 2017.
The first round of funding will cover up to $1.2 million for a family of four who earn between $35,000 and $50,000.
The second round will cover $800,000 to $2 million and the third round will be capped at $3 million.
The scholarship program is intended to help students who can’t afford the cost of attending college.
But, as the AP notes, many students are struggling to pay the tuition bills, while others are paying for their own college.
Parents are taking advantage of the $1 million available to them.
The AP explains that parents can apply online, which means they don’t need to have an account to apply, which is good if you don’t have a car or have a student loan to fall back on.
Parents can apply for the scholarship by visiting the KU-Horn-Meadows website.
The application can be completed in just one business day.
The KU College of Arts and Sciences says it’s also considering offering a discount to families who make less than $50 an hour.