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New Student Orientation

Welcome to Kansas State University! Congratulations on your decision to join the K-State family. Your first step to becoming a wildcat is attending Orientation and Enrollment. The K-State Office of Admissions provides you with an orientation program that offers a glimpse into life as a K-State student. Whether you're a freshman, transfer, or an international student, we're here to help you transition into this amazing university.

Steps to Receive and Manage Financial Aid and Scholarships

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The Office of Student Financial Assistance and Powercat Financial Counseling have partnered to present on the necessary steps to receive and manage your financial aid, how the financial aid process works, and how aid is disbursed. You will also learn about free resources that can assist your student in making wise financial choices throughout their K-State experience.

Popular Links

Below are a few of the common links to resources for K-State students and their families

FAFSA - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA is the application used by K-State to determine eligibility for federal grants, work-study and loans. The FAFSA should be completed each year by K-State students.

Federal Verification - The confirmation through documentation that the information provided on a student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is correct

KSIS - The K-State Student Information System, or KSIS provides students, faculty, and staff with access to student data including admissions, academics, financial information, and more. KSIS also serves designees -- parents or others -- who have been granted access by their student.

K-State Designated Access - Allows students to grant others permission to access their student records. Students can give parents or others the ability to pay bills, view tax information, and view financial aid.

Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN) - First-time borrowers who accept a Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loan will be required to complete an entrance counseling session and sign a master promissory note.

Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan ApplicationThe Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan is an educational loan for parents or step-parents of dependent undergraduate students.

Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)If the parent who signed the Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan application is approved to borrow the loan, he or she must complete a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note.  

K-State Direct Deposit - Direct Deposit or Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) is the preferred method of refund for Kansas State University. It is the quickest and safest way to receive money that is due to you. If you are not signed up for EFT a refund check will be made available to you.

Direct Deposit for ParentsParents can have Parent PLUS Loans deposited directly to their bank by completing the form through the Cashiers Office and submitting a voided check.

Private Scholarship Reporting Form - If a scholarship is received from a source other than Kansas State University the award should be reported to the Office of Student Financial Assistance as soon as possible.

Federal Work Study - Many students work part-time on the K-State campus through the Federal Work-Study program to earn money for personal and educational expenses. Student can earn Federal Work-Study funding by working.

K-State Career Center (On-Campus Jobs) - The Career Center offers an extensive career library, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process.