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 $220 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. Laurie Kifer is the Financial Aid Advisor for students whose last names begin with H-O. 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 K-State Salina campus. Debbie, Laurie, and Becky also serve students at the K-State Olathe 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 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

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.

Please 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, iSIS.

We encourage you to check your K-State email and your Student Center at least once a week so that we are able to efficiently and effectively serve you.

Please visit our website for a wealth of information about scholarships and financial aid. ksu.edu/sfa

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

Always a Wildcat,

Larry E. Moeder, M.S.
Assistant Vice-President for the Division of Student Life
Offices of Undergraduate Admission, Student Financial Assistance, and Registrar

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Larry E. Moeder, M.S.
Assistant Vice-President for the Division of Student Life
Offices of Undergraduate Admission, Student Financial Assistance, and Registrar

Questions about Financial Aid

Where can individuals find contact information for the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA)?

 

Please contact OSFA to find out more.

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 Scholarships, Grants, Jobs, 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, iSIS. From the iSIS 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.