Kansas Promise Scholarship
Which GCCC Programs are Eligible?
- Complete the required scholarship application Kansas Student Financial Aid
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Enter into a Kansas promise scholarship agreement; and enroll in, and complete within 36 months of first being awarded a Kansas Promise scholarship, an eligible field of study at an eligible institution.
- The bill permits students to enroll on a part-time or full-time basis, but students must maintain satisfactory academic progress toward completion of the promise-eligible program and complete the program within 36 months from the first award. Upon completion of the program, students must reside and work in Kansas for a minimum of two consecutive years or enroll in a Kansas institution of higher education and subsequently reside and work in Kansas for a minimum of two consecutive years.
Students satisfy the requirements of the scholarship agreement if they
- Satisfy all the requirements of the Kansas promise scholarship agreement;
- Commence service as a military servicemember after receiving the scholarship;
- Are determined by the Board of Regents to have "made the best possible effort to do so;" OR
- Are unable to satisfy the requirements due to disability or death of the recipient.
- If any condition of the agreement is not met and the student is not found to otherwise have satisfied the requirements in accordance with the Kansas Promise Scholarship Act, the student must repay the scholarship plus accrued interest (at the federal PLUS program interest rate) within six months after failure to satisfy the agreement. Causes for repayment would include if a student changes enrollment to an in-eligible program. The bill allows for installment payments on the indebtedness, and the Board of Regents is authorized to transfer repayment accounts to a loan servicer or collections agency. Requirements may be postponed by the Board of Regents for "good cause."
- This scholarship is a last dollar scholarship, which means that a student may receive a scholarship in the amount of aggregate tuition, required fees, books and materials minus all other financial aid (including grants and scholarships) that does not require repayment. This scholarship may be used for up to a per student lifetime total of 68 credit hours or $20,000, whichever occurs first, in one or more of these eligible programs. Your educational institution will determine your eligibility for the Kansas Promise Scholarship and the amount of your Promise Scholarship award based on the cost of the program you have chosen, information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which you are required to complete upon application for the Kansas Promise Scholarship, and other financial aid that you may be receiving.