Steps for Incoming Undergraduate Students
Entering college is a maze of important dates and new experiences. Kansas State University's Office of Student Financial Assistance is here to help students and their families navigate this new journey. Prospective and incoming Undergraduate students should follow the dates and steps below.
- The priority date for K-State scholarships is December 1.
- Students who will start in the spring semester should apply for scholarships by December 1.
- Students who will start in the fall semester should apply for scholarships by February 1.
- All students can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, as early as October 1. Students should complete the FAFSA before the K-State priority date of December 1. K-State's federal school code is 001928
- Students should check with their local high school guidance counselor and utilize online resources to search for additional funding
- Students should establish Designated Access in order to grant access to individuals, such as parents, to view their financial information within the K-State Student Information System (KSIS)
- Kansas residents should apply for State of Kansas Student Aid by the May 1 priority date
- Students receive financial aid award notifications to their K-State e-mail. Offered assistance is then accepted or declined within KSIS. Letters are commonly sent in early spring for incoming students and late spring for continuing students
- Students who accept a Federal Direct Loan (first-time borrowers only), must complete a loan entrance counseling session and master promissory note
- Parents who accept a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan must apply for the loan, undergo a credit evaluation, and complete a master promissory note
- All students are asked to complete and submit a Private Scholarships Form (pdf) to report private scholarships from sources other than Kansas State University
- Students and/or parents may sign up for direct deposit and have any remaining financial aid directly deposited into a personal bank account
In mid July, students will be able to view their K-State bill and anticipated financial aid through the Student Center in KSIS
Each students' bill is due by 3:00 PM on the first day of both the fall and spring academic semesters
Scholarships and/or financial aid are applied to students’ K-State bill about 10 days before the start of each academic semester