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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
finaid@k-state.edu

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.

K-State's Office of Student Financial Assistance invites students, faculty, or staff to alert us of any such 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 are listed a number 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 such as additional tuition/fees assessed, outstanding university charges, etc. that were unforeseen and have financially placed the student at academic risk. Generally, a Student Emergency Grant is awarded by the Office of Student Financial Assistance to students who have exhausted available federal and state aid resources. To be considered, please submit the above noted Financial Intervention Referral Form or simply drop us an e-mail at finaid@k-state.edu

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 will be due within 30-45 days. Under special circumstances, such as for borrowers during the COVID-19 health crisis, the university may defer payment for a longer than standard period of time. Since this emergency fund is a loan, students should be prepared to pay off the loan utilizing expected financial assistance, anticipated VA Benefits, wages, or other personal resources. To be considered, please submit the above noted Financial Intervention Referral Form or simply drop us an e-mail at finaid@k-state.edu

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.