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The EKU Advantage

Since its establishment well over a century ago, Eastern has rightfully prided itself as a School of Opportunity, where high-quality higher education is accessible and affordable. EKU’s commitment to educating Kentuckians and all students will not waver. In an effort to help students find a clear and affordable path to a degree, EKU is proud to offer the EKU Advantage, a toolbox of incentives, scholarships and initiatives designed to help students with educational attainment.

EKU BookSmart

FREE Textbooks and Required Course Materials

Now fewer expenses stand between you and your college degree. With EKU BookSmart, textbooks are free for undergraduate students at Eastern Kentucky University! As part of the EKU Advantage, free textbooks, new scholarships and no application fee make EKU even more affordable. See below more of the ways it’s easier than ever to take the next step toward achieving your goals. Learn more at

Test Scores Optional
Application Fees Waived
Incoming Students Pre-Registration
Graduate Class Cost in College of Education
Online Class Discount for On-Campus Students
New Students
New Programs
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