Attend a Kansas Community College at No Cost to You Through the Kansas Promise Scholarship
Kansas Promise Scholarship Act Forms
Kansas Promise Scholarship Fund Specifics
This is a "last dollar scholarship," which applies after all other federal aid and any outside scholarships are subtracted from the student’s bill.
The scholarship pays for tuition, fees, books, and supplies for up to an associate degree. It allows the student to attend community college without cost except for room and board expenses.
$10,000,000 in funding is available across the state, and has been already appropriated for FY 22 and FY 23 to fund the program.
Eligible Students and Income Limits
Students can attend full- or part-time (at least 6 hours per semester) and complete a program of study within 30 months.
Eligible Students Include:
A Kansas resident who has graduated from an accredited Kansas public or a private secondary school (or Kansas homeschool) within the preceding 12 months.
A Kansas resident who has been in Kansas for three or more consecutive years and who is at least 21 years of age or older.
A dependent child of a military service member permanently stationed in another state who graduated in the last 12 months.
All eligible students must have a family household income of:
Equal to or less than $100,000 for a family of two
Equal to or less than $150,000 for a family of three
Equal to or less than $150,000 plus $4,800 for each additional family member for household sizes greater than three.
If there is scholarship money left in the Kansas Promise Scholarship program fund during the award year after awarding scholarships to the students who qualify based on the above income levels, Kansas Promise Scholarships may be awarded to eligible students whose family household income exceeds the set limits.
Eligible Areas of Study — Any Two-Year Associate Degree Program, CTE Certificate or Stand-Alone Program in the Following Areas:
Information technology and security
Mental and physical healthcare
Advanced manufacturing and building trades
Early childhood education and development
One additional program identified by each institution (see links below for the eligible programs at each community college)
Student Obligations for Accepting a Kansas Promise Scholarship
Complete the FAFSA.
Complete the Kansas Promise Scholarship Application.
Enter into an agreement to live AND work in Kansas for two years post certificate or degree completion.
Students may delay the obligation if pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
Maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) and complete program of study within 30 months of first receiving the Kansas Promise Scholarship.
Please note: If the student fails to fulfill scholarship requirements, the amount of the scholarship must be paid back plus interest.
Eligible Promise Scholarship Areas of Study at Each Community College
Apply today to start the Kansas Promise Scholarship process and attend a Kansas Community College at no cost to you! Scholarship covers all tuition, fees, books, and required supplies!
Allen County Community College
Barton County Community College
Butler County Community College
Cloud County Community College
Coffeyville Community College
Colby Community College
Cowley Community College
Dodge City Community College
Fort Scott Community College
Garden City Community College
Highland Community College
Hutchinson Community College
Independence Community College
Johnson County Community College
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Labette Community College
Neosho County Community College
Pratt Community College
Seward County Community College