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About the Office of Student Financial Assistance

The staff members in the Office of Student Financial Assistance serve students and their families now and throughout their time at Kansas State University.

The Office of Student Financial Assistance awards more than $230 million in scholarships, federal, state, university, and private financial aid every year. This year, we will process approximately 18,000 applications for K-State scholarships and 24,000 applications for federal financial aid.

Although these numbers seem substantial, our primary focus is to successfully guide each student through the scholarship and financial aid process. To assist in meeting this objective, every student at K-State is assigned a personal financial aid advisor. Our financial aid advisors are available to offer information to students and their families, such as how to apply for K-State scholarships or how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

If students or their families have experienced unusual financial circumstances that do not accurately reflect the information provided on the FAFSA, our financial aid advisors are ready to review those circumstances through our financial aid appeal process. To inquire about filing a financial aid appeal, students should contact their financial aid advisor.

Debbie Gilman is the Financial Aid Advisor for students whose last names begin with A-G, Logan Hays is the Financial Aid Advisor for students whose last names begin with H-O and Becky Fox is the Financial Aid Advisor for students whose last names begin with P-Z. Cindy Newell is the Financial Aid Advisor for students at the Kansas State Polytechnic campus. Debbie, Logan and Becky also serve students at the K-State Olathe campus and K-State Global campus.

In addition to our financial aid advisors, the rest of our office staff members are ready to serve students and their families Monday - Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM

To make an appointment with a financial aid advisor or communicate with our office staff members, simply send an email message to us, give us a call, or stop by our office. It is also important to keep in mind that our office communicates with you through your official K-State email account and your Student Center within the K-State student information system, KSIS.

We do all we can to assist students in reaching their academic goals.

Always a Wildcat,

Robert Gamez
Director
Offices of Student Financial Assistance

Questions about Financial Aid


What kinds of financial aid can students apply for at K-State?

There are five types of financial aid: scholarships, grants, loans, work-study funding, and waivers. Students can apply for grants, loans, and work-study funding by completing and submitting the FAFSA. To apply for K-State scholarships, students must complete the K-State scholarship application.

 

How much financial aid can students receive from scholarships, grants, work-study funding, and loans?

Generally, students will not know how much financial aid the OSFA may be able to offer to them until they have been accepted for admission by the university and completed both the FAFSA and the K-State scholarship application. Premised on data you submit on the FAFSA and the Scholarship Application in conjunction with federal, state, and institutional eligibility criteria, the OSFA will prepare a financial aid offer that may include a mix of scholarship, grant, work, and loan offers. We encourage you to check out the ScholarshipsGrantsJobs, and Loans sections on this website for additional details.

 

How does the OSFA let me know of my financial aid processing status?

The most convenient method for checking on the status of your financial aid for a given academic year is to review your information within university's student information system, KSIS. From the KSIS Student Center you will be able to view your aid awards, our estimated cost of attendance for you, our requests for you to provide additional information when needed, and much more.