(a) Each application shall be for an academic year.
(b) Each student shall submit a renewal application for any subsequent academic year for which the student seeks a promise scholarship.
(c) Each promise-eligible institution shall use the electronic link to the board of regents’ application form and any electronic or paper application materials made available by the board. No changes shall be made to the board of regents’ application form.
(d) Each promise-eligible institution shall accept promise scholarship applications throughout the academic year and shall process each student-completed application in the order in which it was received. Each promise-eligible institution shall deny any application that is for a semester, trimester, or other academic period that has already concluded. For purposes of this subsection, a semester, trimester, or other academic period shall be deemed to have concluded on the last day classes are officially required to meet for that semester, trimester, or other academic period.
(e) Each promise-eligible institution, before awarding a promise scholarship, shall ensure that the applicant has entered into a promise scholarship agreement with the board of regents. (Authorized by K.S.A. 2021 Supp. 74-32,272, as amended by L. 2022, ch. 94, sec. 29; implementing K.S.A. 2021 Supp. 74-32,272, 74-32,275, and 74-32,276, as amended by L. 2022, ch. 94, secs. 29, 32, and 33; effective March 17, 2023.)