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Student financial aid includes grants, scholarships, and loans. It can be available through the federal and state government, private corporations, and philanthropic organizations, to name a few. The Kansas Board of Regents is responsible for the administration of the state-funded grants and scholarships. For more information on financial assistance, please contact the financial aid office at the school you wish to attend or contact the Kansas Board of Regents for more information.

Click here to apply for the following scholarships:

  • Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant 
  • Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship
  • Kansas Military Service Scholarship
  • Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance Program 
  • Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship
  • Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship
  • Kansas State Scholarship


FAFSA

To apply for federal student financial aid, and to apply for many state student aid programs, student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information you provide on your FAFSA determines if you are eligible for financial aid.

Please note: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had created a process to transfer tax return information into the FAFSA form, however that functionality was disabled in March 2017 following concerns that data from the tool could be used by identity thieves to file fraudulent tax returns.  Enhancements are now being made to protect sensitive data, however the functionality will not be reactivated for either the 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 FAFSA Forms. It is anticipated to return with the 2018-2019 FAFSA form, available on October 1, 2017.Please note: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had created a process to transfer tax return information into the FAFSA form, however that functionality was disabled in March 2017 following concerns that data from the tool could be used by identity thieves to file fraudulent tax returns.  Enhancements are now being made to protect sensitive data, however the functionality will not be reactivated for either the 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 FAFSA Forms. It is anticipated to return with the 2018-2019 FAFSA form, available on October 1, 2017.

Although the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is currently unavailable to use when completing the form, you can still access fafsa.gov. The income information needed to complete the FAFSA form can be found on a previously filed tax return. (Remember: Both the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 FAFSA forms require your 2015 tax data.)

If you don’t have a copy of your tax return, you may be able to access the tax software used to prepare your return or contact your tax preparer to obtain a copy.  You also may visit www.irs.gov/transcript to view and download a summary (called a “transcript”) of your tax return or to request that a tax transcript be sent to you by mail. Meanwhile, the IRS has published the following guide to assist families in obtaining tax information for the FAFSA:  https://www.irs.gov/individuals/irs-offers-help-to-students-families-to-get-tax-information-for-student-financial-aid-applications

Kansas Learning Quest College Savings Program

The Kansas Learning Quest Savings Program offers education savings accounts to help students pay higher education expenses for individuals that are designated, or for the students themselves. The program also provides tax advantages under both state and federal law. 


Midwest Student Exchange Program

The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) is an interstate initiative established by the Midwestern Higher Education Commission (MHEC) to increase interstate educational opportunities for students in its members states. This tuition discount program, includes the seven participating states of Kansas, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin. The Midwest Student Exchange Program seeks to provide more affordable educational opportunities for students to attend out-of-state institutions. It also strives to facilitate enrollment efficiency in those institutions which have excess capacity in existing programs.