Kansas College Loans
- Commerce Bank and Trust (804435) - Topeka, Kansas 785-267-8724. Private, Stafford & PLUS Loans
- MBNA America (833772) - Wilmington, DE. 888-272-5543. (Stafford, PLUS)
- Medfunds (831654) - Cleveland, OH. 800-665-1016. Stafford Loans, Medical School Loans
- Stillwater National Bank (809081) - Stillwater, OK. 800-678-4723. PLUS loan, federal stafford loans
Kansas residents wanting to go to college have a large assortment of options when it comes to financing their education. The state offers grants and scholarships to students with different backgrounds and professional goals. All of the special funding can be applied for using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) through the U.S. Department of Education and the State of Kansas Student Aid Application. The following is a list of aid available to students who call The Sunflower State home.
Kansas Comprehensive Grants
Designed for students in financial need, the Kansas Comprehensive Grant pays for expenses incurred at six state universities, 18 private Kansas colleges, and Washburn University. Grant recipients must be enrolled full-time to qualify. Award amounts range from $200 to $1,100 depending on the institution the student plans to attend.
Nursing Service Scholarship
To address the increasing need for nurses, the state offers a Nursing Service Scholarship program. Scholarship recipients must commit to practice their profession in Kansas one year for every year they receive the scholarship.
Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship
The Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship is also based on financial need. It also takes into consideration the applicants academic background. The scholarship is designed for students who are identified as a member of any of the following racial groups - African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; or Hispanic.
Kansas high school students in the top 20 to 40 percent of their graduating class may qualify for a State Scholarship. Students must also demonstrate financial need to receive the scholarship.
Students who don't qualify for a grant or scholarship may consider taking out a federal or private Kansas student loan. Depending on the loan program, students can gain funds to help pay for college either using the federal government or private entity as their lender.