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Federal & State of Kansas Financial Aid Programs

Federal Student Financial Aid programs for College Students in which KWU participates

In order to be eligible for Title IV (Federal Student Aid), a student must meet federal eligibility requirements. For more information about specific elgibility requirements, please visit https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/eligibility.

Here is a list of the Federal Student Financial Aid Programs, with links to the student aid website for more information about specific programs:

v  Federal Grants available to College Students:

         v  Pell Grant

         v  Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)  

                        -Funds are extremely limited. Students who have a 0 EFC and have completed the current academic year FAFSA by March 1 are given priority for these funds.

         v  Federal Iraq & Afghanistan Service Grant

v  Federal Student Loans requuire repayment upon completion of a student's degree or once the student has ceased at least half-time enrollment. A standard repayment plan requires payment each month for 10 years.

     A sample loan repayment schedule can be found using the Loan SImulator available here. The types of Federal student loans available to college students and their families include:

         v  Federal Direct Student Loans

        v  Teacher Education Assistance for College & Higher Education “TEACH" Grants

         v  Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

State of Kansas Financial Aid programs for College Students in which KWU participates:

State of Kansas scholarship programs are available for students who have completed high school in the state of Kansas whose parents still live in the state of Kansas. More information on qualifications are listed within each program below and can be found ath the Kansas Board of Regents website. Here are a list of the State of Kansas Financial Aid Programs and links to the program details within the Kansas Board of Regents website which explains that program for students:

v  Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) Scholarships & Grants:

Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship

The Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship program is designed to assist financially needy, academically competitive students who are identified as members of any of the following ethnic/racial groups: African American; American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; or Hispanic.

Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship

The Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship is a merit-based service obligation scholarship program that provides financial assistance to both students pursuing bachelor's degree programs and currently licensed teachers pursuing an endorsement in hard-to-fill disciplines or master's degrees in hard-to-fill disciplines or either group planning to teach in an underserved geographic area. Recipients sign agreements to teach one year for each year of scholarship support in Kansas. 

Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship

The Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship requires an obligation to practice as an LPN or RN in Kansas and work for a sponsor. A sponsor means any adult care home, psychiatric hospital, medical care facility, home health agency, local health department or any state agency, which employs LPNs or RNs, licensed by the State of Kansas. The sponsor will provide partial scholarship funding and provide employment upon licensure of the recipient.  Recipients must sign agreements to practice nursing for a sponsor one year for each year of scholarship support.

Kansas State Scholarship

The Kansas State Scholarship is designed to assist financially needy students in the top 20-40% of Kansas high school graduates who are designated as state scholars during the senior year of high school.

Kansas Comprehensive Grant

The Kansas Comprehensive Grant is available to needy Kansas residents enrolled full-time at eighteen private colleges and universities located in Kansas, the six state universities and Washburn University. This grant is funded by the state of Kansas. The Kansas Legislature provides limited assistance to financially needy students. To be considered you must complete and submit the FAFSA, listing one or more eligible colleges in the FAFSA. The funding level allows about 1 in 3 eligible students to be assisted with award amounts ranging from $200 - $3,500 at the private institutions and $100 - $1,500 at the public institutions. This grant is based on financial need after all other forms of aid are considered, and amounts are awarded based on the remaining need up to $3500.

Outside Scholarships     FAFSA Application