June 3, 2022

Kansas State College Advising Corps expansion will help high school students apply for college and access financial aid

(Topeka, Kan.) – The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) has partnered with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) to fund an expansion of the Kansas State College Advising Corps (KSCAC). The expansion will help students in Kansas high schools access a college education.

“Kansas faces a declining college going rate that threatens our long-term economic stability,” said KBOR Chair Cheryl Harrison-Lee. “The expansion of the Kansas State College Advising Corps offers a piece of the solution. By placing more advisors in high schools across Kansas, we can help students navigate any barriers they find in the college application process and apply for the financial aid that will make education beyond high school more affordable and accessible.”

KSCAC places full-time college advisors in selected Kansas high schools. These advisors work in conjunction with the school staff helping students navigate the college admission and financial aid processes. They support the high school counselors’ work by focusing specifically on post-secondary planning by facilitating senior and parent meetings, ACT registration, college application submission, and FAFSA assistance and completion.

Since its inception in 2016, KSCAC advisors have helped 14,571 Kansas high school seniors submit college applications and access more than $273 million in financial aid.

The collaboration between the Regents and KSDE will help KSCAC expand from 13 to as many 51 high schools across the state. Having initially served high schools in Johnson and Wyandotte counties, the program expanded to include seven high schools outside of Wichita and in southwest Kansas in the 2021-22 school year.

KSCAC is currently seeking high school partners for the Fall 2022 expansion that include Bonner Springs High School, Derby High School, Great Bend High School, Hays High School, Hutchinson High School, Leavenworth High School, McPherson High School, Newton High School, and Salina Central and South High Schools.

High schools that are interested in participating in the KSCAC program should visit to learn more.

For more information, please contact Matt Keith at (785) 430-4237 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


About the Kansas Board of Regents
The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, high school equivalency, and career and technical education programs. Private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions are authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to operate in Kansas.

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