Financial Aid

Having trouble with the steps involved when it comes to financial aid? Use the guide below to help navigation your way to success!

Financial Aid Guide
Financial Aid Guide

Dependent Verification Worksheet 1617

Independent Verification Worksheet 1617

Statement of Educational Purpose 1617

Tax Transcript Request 1617

The Financial Aid Office assists students with every aspect of the financial aid process. Staff members evaluate students’ financial aid files, issue institutional award notices, process loan applications and are available to help students obtain information concerning outside scholarships.

Apply for Financial Aid

Students have a variety of financial aid options, including Federal Pell Grants, Federal direct loans and institutional aid. It is important that you start the financial aid process as early as possible, so that your file can be completed before classes begin. Please read up on Early FAFSA before starting the process.

Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Step 2: Complete and/or provide the appropriate documentation requested by the Financial Aid Office, which may include the following. If you are unsure which form is required of you, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 316-295-5200 or

Financial Aid Eligibility

In general, to be eligible for federal financial aid you must:

  • Demonstrate financial need (for most programs)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen
  • Have a valid Social Security number (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau)
  • Be registered with Selective Service, if you’re a male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25)
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree program
  • Be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant.

Additional program-specific eligibility criteria may exist.

Student Loan Code of Conduct

For consumer information visit the consumer information page.

For more frequently asked questions, visit the financial aid frequently asked questions page.

Loan Options

There are two types of loans for which students and parents may be eligible: federal and private. Learn more about the loan options available.