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Office of Student Financial Assistance

Office of Student Financial Assistance
220 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Dr. North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-0107

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

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.

Graduate students, Veterinary Medicine students, and International students should visit with the Graduate School, College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Office of International Admissions.

Apply for Admission and Scholarships

New freshmen 
  • The priority date for K-State scholarships is December 1.
Transfer students
  • 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.

Apply for Federal Financial Aid

  • 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

Search and Apply for Private Scholarships

  • Students should check with their local high school guidance counselor and utilize online resources to search for additional funding

Establish Designated Access

  • 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)

Apply for State of Kansas Student Aid

  • Kansas residents should apply for State of Kansas Student Aid by the May 1 priority date

Review and Accept your Financial Aid Awards

  • 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

Complete All Loan Requirements

Report Private Scholarships and Outside Funding

  • All students are asked to complete and submit a Private Scholarships Form (pdf) to report private scholarships from sources other than Kansas State University

Sign up for Direct Deposit of Financial Aid

  • Students and/or parents may sign up for direct deposit and have any remaining financial aid directly deposited into a personal bank account

View and Pay your K-State Bill

  • 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


Contact your advisor.