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Educational Supportive Services

Educational Supportive Services
Kansas State University
103 Holton Hall
1101 Mid-Campus Dr. North
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-5642
Fax: 785-532-6457

Who qualifies for ESS services?

To qualify, you must have academic need and meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:

  • Be low-income according to federal criteria:
    Low-income Federal Criteria 2017-2018
    Size of Family UnitTaxable Income
    Add $6,270 for each additional family member


  • Be a first-generation college student (neither parent with a 4-year degree)

  • Have a documented disability or special need

Participants must also be US citizens and working on their first bachelor’s degree.

How do I apply/request services?

If you think you may qualify, even if you're not sure, please apply.  It's a short, simple application.

  • Step 1:  Complete the on-line Application. (Paper applications are available at the ESS office in 103 Holton Hall)

  • Step 2:  We’ll verify if you qualify and email to either arrange services through ESS or refer you to another resource on campus. Qualifying for ESS does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Our grant allows us to serve 300 students per year.

What to expect once accepted into ESS

Students who are accepted into ESS will meet with a staff member to complete an Educational Development Plan (EDP). This is a meeting to set your goals for success and program participation. Students with exceptional participation may be considered for Grant Aid.