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Office of Student Financial Assistance

Office of Student Financial Assistance
104 Fairchild Hall
1601 Vattier Street
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-1104

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785-532-6420 phone
785-532-7628 fax

Resources Available for Students with a Financial Emergency

Occasionally students will encounter unexpected, temporary financial obstacles resulting from an emergency or crisis situation. These situations may obstruct the student's ability to complete course requirements and hinder academic progress.

Students, faculty, or staff are invited to alert us of a financial emergency by completing and submitting our online Financial Intervention Referral Form. It is our goal to provide any and all assistance that is available to us in mitigating unforeseen emergency financial circumstances.

Financial Intervention Referral Form

Below is a list of potential emergency financial resources available to our K-State student community.

Student Emergency Grant

The Student Emergency Grant exists to assist students with academic related expenses that were unforeseen and have financially placed the student at academic risk (ie. additional tuition/fees, outstanding university charges, etc.). Generally, students must have exhausted all other forms of federal and state assistance. To be considered, please submit the Financial Intervention Referral Form.

Emergency Student Loan

An Emergency Student Loan is a short term loan that exists to assist students with living, transportation, and other, non-institutional, educational expenses. Typically, an Emergency Student Loan is due within 30-45 days. Under special circumstances, such as during the COVID-19 health crisis, the university may defer payment for a longer than standard period of time. Students should be prepared to pay off the loan utilizing wages, other personal resources, anticipated VA Benefits, or financial aid expected to be received in the semester the loan is borrowed. To be considered, please submit the above noted Financial Intervention Referral Form.

K-State Proud Student Opportunity Award

Students who have demonstrated extreme financial need or may need temporary financial assistance may apply for this award. Special consideration is given to students whose ability to continue and persist at K-State is in jeopardy. Students must have exhausted all other forms of financial assistance. Applications may be submitted throughout the year.

Cats' Cupboard

An on-campus resource committed to prevent food insecurity from being a barrier to student success. Students may receive nutritious food and/or simple kitchen equipment by visiting the food pantry in Manhattan or Cats' Corner in Salina.

Powercat Financial

A peer counseling service where help is given on personal finance topics such as budgeting, saving, how to manage credit, student loan repayment, etc. Students may request an individual counseling appointment to receive information on these important topics.