2014 Orientation and Enrollment

Scholarships, Financial Aid, Financial Planning presentation
Private Scholarships Form
Federal Verification Process
Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note Completion
Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan Application and Master Promissory Note Completion
Private Loan Application Completion
Powercat Financial Counseling


Questions about award notifications

When does the OSFA begin sending out financial aid award notifications?


The first award notifications are typically sent out by April 1 for the next academic year which begins with the fall term. Notifications to new, incoming students typically take the form of paper award notices sent to a student’s permanent address. Continuing students typically receive their award notification via an email communication sent to their K-State e-mail address. All students are asked to respond to their financial aid offers by logging into the university’s student information system, iSIS. Note: Your award notification may be delayed if you did not complete the FAFSA by the March 1 priority date, you were selected for verification, or our office encountered a differing eligibility issue.

I just received my financial aid award notification e-mail or letter. What do I do now?


Irrespective of whether you received your financial aid award notification by email or letter, you will need to sign into K-State’s student information system, iSIS to respond to your award offers. In addition, you may also be asked to provide information in regard to your enrollment plans and whether you anticipate receiving any non-university forms of aid. K-State’s online acceptance process will also allow you to review a number of your rights and responsibilities as a financial aid recipient.

Why have I not received an award notification?


There are three primary reasons why you may have not have received an award notification.
(1) Your financial aid application is not complete. Often the OSFA will request additional information before eligibility for differing forms of aid can be established. Fortunately, checking whether you need to provide any additional information to the OSFA is easy. Simply log in to your Student Center within the university’s student information system, iSIS. The OSFA posts any requests for any additional information required from you under the To Do List within your Student Center in iSIS. 
(2) K-State did not receive your FAFSA information. Often a student will neglect to provide K-State’s federal school code on his or her FAFSA. Unless your FAFSA has K-State’s federal school code of 001928 listed, the OSFA will not receive your FAFSA information. Fortunately, if you have already filed your FAFSA adding K-State’s federal school code is easy, simply make a correction to your on-line FAFSA application and resubmit it.
(3) You have not been admitted to a degree-seeking program at K-State. Students who have not been admitted to a degree-seeking program at K-State are generally not awarded any federal, state, or institutional aid.