The Kansas Promise Scholarship Act is a "last dollar" scholarship to students to cover all tuition, fees, and required books & supplies not otherwise covered by scholarship or grants.
Students can apply for the Kansas Promise Act Scholarship HERE.
Kansas Promise Scholarship applications for both new and renewal requests are collected by the Kansas Board of Regents and reviewed by ICC.
Program Eligibility. A student must be enrolled in one of the following fields of study:
- Information technology & security
- Allied Health
- Athletic Training
- EMS Education
- Early Childhood Education
- Health and Physical Education
- Veterinary Nursing
Student Eligibility. Beginning with Initial Applications* for the Summer 2022 Semester, to be eligible for the Kansas Promise Scholarship you must:
- Be a United States citizen, and
- Be a Kansas resident, and
- Have a family household income of:
- $100,000 or less for a family of one or two,
- $150,000 or less for a family of three, or
- for household sizes above three, a household income that is equal to or less than the family of three amount plus $4,800 for each additiaonl family member.
- Meet one of the following criteria:
- Have graduated from a Kansas public or private high school within the preceding 12 months or have received a GED or other high school equivalency credential within the preceding 12 months, OR
- Have been a Kansas resident for the preceding three consecutive years, OR
- Be a dependent child of a military servicemember who is stationed in another state and, within the preceding 12 months, have graduated from an out-of-state high school or obtained a GED or other high school equivalency credential, OR
- Have been in the custody of the secretary of children and families at any time when enrolled in and attending any of the grades 9-12 AND NOT be eligible for assistance under the Kansas Foster Child Educational Assistance Act.
*Students who first applied for and entered a Promise Scholarship Agreement for Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 shall continue to be eligible to renew that Scholarship in accordance with the terms of their existing Agreement.
To apply, become, and remain qualified for the Kansas Promise Scholarship you must:
- Complete and submit the current Kansas Promise Scholarship application;
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
- Enroll in a Promise-eligible program at an eligible postsecondary educational institution;
- Enter into a Kansas Promise Scholarship Agreement with the Kansas Board or Regents by which you agree to live and work in Kansas for a minimum of two consecutive years following successful completion of your program;
- Complete and submit the Kansas Promise Scholarship Renewal application [and the FAFSA] for any academic year(s) following the initial award for which you wish to continue receiving the Promise Scholarship for your Promise-Eligible Program; and
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress in the courses and successfully complete the Promise-eligible program for which you received the Kansas Promise Scholarship within 36 months from your first Promise Act class start.
You do not have to be eligible for a Pell Grant or accept student loans or work study to receive the Kansas Promise Scholarship. You may be enrolled either part-time (minimum of 6 hours in the fall, summer or spring semester) or full-time (minimum of 12 hours in the fall, summer or spring semester) but you must complete your program of study within 36 months from the start of your first class for which you are first awarded the Kansas Promise Scholarship.
It is very important to understand that to receive a Kansas Promise Scholarship you will be required to sign an Agreement that you will successfully complete the program within 36 months and that you will live and work in the State of Kansas for two consecutive years following the successful completion of your program of study. Failure to satisfy the program completion, Kansas residency, OR Kansas work obligations will result in your having to repay the amount of the scholarship assistance that you received plus interest and collection costs, which can include attorneys’ fees. The interest is at the current rate of interest of the federal PLUS loan (Parent Loan) at the time the first course in the program for which you are awarded the scholarship begins. The PLUS interest rate is 6.284% beginning July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.
If your program of study continues beyond one year, you will need to complete a Kansas Promise Service Scholarship Renewal Application to continue to be eligible for funding.
New and renewal applications for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 awards will be available online by July 1, 2022 at https://sfa.kansasregents.org/login.jsp .
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