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Land Grant Promise

Qualifying Kansans can attend tuition-free and call K-State home with our Land Grant Promise.

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Land Grant Promise

Kansas State University has created a pledge to fulfill its land-grant mission by offering essential financial support to talented undergraduate students while pursuing a world-class education at the university. This pledge, known as the K-State Land Grant Promise, provides full-time, Pell-eligible undergraduate freshman and transfer students, with a direct award equivalent to the full-time, in-state tuition not covered by other grants and scholarships. This award is offered for Manhattan and online students only.

Do you have tuition not covered by other grants, scholarships or state assistance funds? We'll cover it! K-State’s Land Grant Promise ensures that eligible students receive, at minimum, total aid equivalent to 15 in-state, undergraduate, tuition credit hours for each fall and spring semester enrolled (up to 30 credit hours for the school year).

We're committed to fulfilling our land grant mission and improving access to higher education in Kansas.

Do I Qualify?

You must be Pell Grant eligible or show a household income of $60,000 or less.
You must file your FAFSA by the priority date.
You must be a Kansas resident living in a qualifying county.


"Eligible students must be Kansas residents residing in Clay, Dickinson, Geary, Marshall, Pottawatomie, Riley, Saline, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, or Washington county when accepted as an undergraduate to K-State" The image shows three student sitting on the lawn in front of Anderson. A purple graphic of the aforementioned counties is colored in purple.


Renewal Requirements

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Complete and submit the FAFSA each year. The Land Grant Promise requires annual FAFSA completion, and being Pell-eligible or meeting the income threshold.

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The Land Grant Promise is renewable for up to 10 semesters if renewal requirements are met, or until completion of an undergraduate degree, for freshman and transfer students, provided you make satisfactory academic progress towards your bachelor's.

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Don't qualify for the Land Grant Promise? You may be eligible for one of our Kansas resident awards. Find your best funding fit!