Parent/Guardian Resources

Jayhawk Blueprint is a partnership between The University of Kansas and the Lawrence Public Schools to offer college courses in both high schools during the regular school day taught by qualified high school instructors. Upon successfully completing the course, students earn both high school and college credit that can be applied to a KU degree or transferred to other institutions, depending on the other college’s requirements. Credits should transfer to other Kansas public institutions.

Delegate Access (Parents/Guardians)

A delegate is a person your student allows access to certain information protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). With delegate status, you can access information in Enroll & Pay and talk to KU staff members via phone, email, or in-person about such topics as enrollment, course schedules, bills, grades, etc.

Because of FERPA regulations, ALL communication from KU will go directly to the student. For example, when a bill is generated, your student will receive notification about the bill, payment process, and deadline in their KU email account. Within KU operations and systems, a Jayhawk Blueprint student receives communication in the same way any other student does.

If your student enrolls in a Jayhawk Blueprint course, talk to them about setting up your delegate access once they have a KU ID number!

Email

When completing the Jayhawk Blueprint sign-up form, have your student include an email address they will check regularly; important information from KU and USD 497 will be sent to that email.

We also recommend that your student forward their KU email from their assigned address to the personal email address that they should check regularly.

Parents must complete a portion of the Jayhawk Blueprint sign-up form to acknowledge participation and financial commitments; add your email address to the form to receive limited, but important, correspondence from Erin Wolfram regarding timelines, bills, deadlines, etc.

Have both you and your student check your email spam/junk folder regularly; communication may end up there!

KU ID Number

After your student has been accepted to KU, their ID number will be mailed to them from the Office of Admissions via standard mail. Keep this document in an easily accessible place, as that ID number will be needed to create an official username and password to log into Enroll & Pay and may be required for other login and verification purposes.

Notice: The KU ID number is different from the KU online ID. The ID number is necessary to create or recover a KU online ID.

Your student can contact Erin Wolfram at ewolfram@ku.edu or 785-864-2308 if they need their ID number.

Enrollment

First, to enroll in the Jayhawk Blueprint course(s), your student needs to talk to their high school counselor and enroll within their high school. This happens during typical enrollment times set by the high school.

Sign-Up Form

After your student is enrolled at their high school, the Jayhawk Blueprint sign-up form needs to be completed. This must be completed every semester – even if Jayhawk Blueprint courses have been taken previously. The information will help the Jayhawk Blueprint team gather important information, including consent and contact information for you and your student.

Apply to KU as a Non-Degree Seeking Student

Once the sign-up form is submitted, your student will have to apply to KU as a non-degree seeking student—the $40 application fee is waived! If a Jayhawk Blueprint course was taken in the fall, another non-degree seeking student application does not need to be completed again for the spring. Your student will work with their high school counselor to complete these processes, as needed.

Register for KU Classes

This step does not require any action on the part of the student. If they are enrolled at the high school and have completed the sign-up form and non-degree seeking application, the Jayhawk Blueprint team will take care of enrollment each semester, if your student does not have an outstanding balance! A zero tuition and fees balance must exist for enrollment to be processed at KU. If a student cannot be enrolled at KU, they will not earn college credit.

Tuition & Bills

Tuition

Jayhawk Blueprint students receive discounted tuition at $103 per credit. To calculate total tuition for a semester, take the total number of credits and multiply that number by $103. For example, a 3 credit hour course costs $309.

Notice: MATH 101 is a 3-credit course but is taught throughout the fall and spring semesters; therefore, the $309 tuition is only applied in the fall.

Bills

After a student is officially enrolled in a course by KU staff members, tuition will be applied to their financial statement in Enroll & Pay. The payment is due on the 15th day of the month following the date of enrollment. You and your student should look for emails from KU and USD 497 regarding applied tuition, due dates, etc., as this information will be sent once enrollment has been processed.

Information on paying bills: https://blueprint.ku.edu/paying-your-bill

Late Fees

KU will apply a $100 late payment fee for the first and second month of the fall and spring terms for any unpaid tuition and fee balances and, thereafter, a 1.5% monthly assessment if a bill still is not paid. Bills must be paid on-time, or late fees will be applied!

Unpaid Bills

Until a bill is paid, the following may occur:

  • Students will not be able to enroll in future Jayhawk Blueprint courses or any other courses at KU.
  • Those students needing a transcript to transfer credits to another institution will not be able to have a transcript processed.
  • The bill may be sent to a collection agency.