This helps students navigate the financial aid process
Questions about Applying
How do I apply for financial aid?
For most types of grants, work study, and loans offered at K-State, students and their families must complete the Free Application for Federal Student aid (FAFSA). The most efficient and accurate method for a student to complete this federal application is to do so online.Due to limited funding for certain financial aid programs, the OSFA encourages all students to apply by March 1 prior to the start of a new academic year. (For example, March 1, 2013 is the priority date for the 2013-2014 academic year that starts in August of 2013.) To be confident that the results of the submitted FAFSA are forwarded to the OSFA at K-State, filers of the FAFSA should be sure to list K-State's federal school code of 001928 on the FAFSA.
Questions for Transfer and Non-traditional Students
I'm planning to transfer to K-State. How do I apply for financial aid at K-State?
For most types of grants, work study, and loans offered at K-State, transfer and non-traditional students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student aid (FAFSA). The most efficient and accurate method for a student to complete the FAFSA is to do so online. Note: If you have already completed the FAFSA please be sure to verify that you listed K-State as a school to receive your information. If you find that you had not previously listed K-State you will need to add K-State’s school code of 001928 to your FAFSA application and resubmit it.
What scholarships are available for undergraduate transfer students?
If you will be an undergraduate transfer student, we encourage you to review our Transfer scholarship checklist to familiarize yourself on what types of transfer scholarships we offer and how to apply.
What scholarships are available for non-traditional students?
If you are a non-traditional student, please do the following: Submit the K-State scholarship application by February 1 of the preceding academic year. Adult non-traditional undergraduates should also submit typed information that includes address, Social Security Number, student status (full or part-time), and one paragraph each describing: (1) your career goals and plans, (2) your financial need, and (3) your unique circumstance to Non-traditional Student Services, Kansas State University, 101 Holton Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-1305, by February 1 of the preceding academic year.
As a transfer student, do I have to be admitted to K-State before I can receive a financial aid offer?
Since I'm transferring, how can I be sure that my financial aid will be available in time to start classes?
As you can imagine, much will depend on how soon you applied for both admission and federal student aid. We encourage transfer students to apply four to five months before attending K-State. Consequently, we encourage you to review our financial aid process and contact us if you encounter challenges along the way.