Keeping its promise: K-State offers financial support to students

Posted January 31, 2024

Landgrant Promise

As the nation’s first operational land grant institution, Kansas State University has an obligation to provide for Kansas, the nation and the international community

Part of that charge is keeping education accessible – including costs to attend the university.

K-State 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, assures that full-time, Pell-eligible undergraduates with total household income of $70,000 or less will receive a total grant and/or scholarship aid package up to the equivalent cost of 15 credit hours of tuition per fall and spring semester (up to 30 credit hour value for the academic year).

Karen Goos, K-State’s vice provost for enrollment management, said this aid is created through a combination of grants; scholarships; and federal and state aid.

“As a Land Grant institution, one of our pillars is a commitment to access,” Goos said. “This program allows our Kansas residents to know that the combined gift aid will cover tuition at K-State. This helps families plan for and know exactly what they need to come up with to cover fees, food and housing expenses. We want to help close the affordability gap for our Kansas families to make K-State a more affordable option.”

Students are automatically considered for the Land Grant Promise once they have been admitted to K-State and have submitted a FAFSA Goos said.

K-State also is offering a variety of university scholarships and awards called the Kansas Resident Awards for eligible incoming freshmen from the state of Kansas. A student’s application for admission doubles as the general university scholarship/award application. If they meet the requirements and apply by the priority date, the scholarship or award is ensured.

More information is available on the university’s website