Be a PCC Beaver through the Kansas Promise Scholarship!
It's a great time to make a positive change, come join our close-knit campus community!
You can continue your education on your own schedule, either as a full or part-time student, and get tuition, books, supplies and fees completely covered!
$10 Million were officially allocated to fund education across Kansas at the two-year level through the Kansas Promise Act, signed by Governor Laura Kelly on April 23, 2021.
Eligible areas of study include two-year Associate Degree programs or CTE Certificate or stand-alone programs.
The eligible fields of study at Pratt Community College include:
- Agribusiness & Economics
- Agricultural Education
- Animal Science
- Ag Power Technology
- AA in Elementary Education
- AS in Elementary Education
- Automotive Technology*
- Electrical Power Technology (EPT)
- Farm and Ranch Management
- Information Network Technology
- Home Health Aide
- Medication Aide (CMA)
- Nursing Aide (CNA)
- Welding Technology
*Automotive Technology- pending approval by the state legislature, currently not a Kansas Promise Act program
** Pratt CC will apply Kansas Promise Act scholarship criteria for new eligible 2023-2024 automotive students
Kansas Promise Scholarship Fund Specifics:
- Last dollar scholarship which applies after all other federal aid and any outside scholarships are subtracted from the student’s bill.
- Pays for tuition, fees, books, and supplies for up to an associate degree. Allows the student to attend community college without cost except for any room and board costs they may incur.
- $10,000,000 across the state available and has been already appropriated for FY 22 and FY 23 to fund the program.
- This scholarship may be used for up to a per student lifetime total of 68 credit hours or $20,000, whichever occurs first, in one or more of these eligible programs.
For students to be eligible for a service scholarship, they must:
- Be a United States citizen and Kansas resident; AND
- Have graduated from a secondary school within the preceding 12 months or have attended a secondary school and obtained an equivalent credential within the preceding 12 months; OR
- Be Kansas resident for the preceding three consecutive years; OR
- Be a dependent child of a military servicemember permanently stationed in another state and who, within the preceding 12 months, graduated from any out-of-state secondary school or obtained a high school equivalency; OR
- Was in the custody of the KS Department of Children and Families at any time during grades 9-12.
To be eligible, students must have a family household income of:
- $100,000 or less for a family of two;
- $150,000 or less for a family of three; and
- $150,000 + $4,800 per additional family member beyond three.
- Complete the required scholarship application;
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
- Enter into a Kansas promise scholarship agreement; and enroll in, and complete within 36 months of first being awarded a Kansas Promise scholarship, an eligible field of study at an eligible institution.
The bill permits students to enroll on a part-time or full-time basis, but students must maintain satisfactory academic progress toward completion of the promise-eligible program and complete the program within 36 months from the first award. Upon completion of the program, students must reside and work in Kansas for a minimum of two consecutive years or enroll in a Kansas institution of higher education and subsequently reside and work in Kansas for a minimum of two consecutive years.
Students satisfy the requirements of the scholarship agreement if they
- Satisfy all the requirements of the Kansas promise scholarship agreement;
- Commence service as a military servicemember after receiving the scholarship;
- Are determined by the Board of Regents to have “made the best possible effort to do so;” OR
- Are unable to satisfy the requirements due to disability or death of the recipient.
If any condition of the agreement is not met and the student is not found to otherwise have satisfied the requirements in accordance with the Kansas Promise Scholarship Act, the student must repay the scholarship plus accrued interest (at the federal PLUS program interest rate) within six months after failure to satisfy the agreement. Causes for repayment would include if a student changes enrollment to an in-eligible program. The bill allows for installment payments on the indebtedness, and the Board of Regents is authorized to transfer repayment accounts to a loan servicer or collections agency. Requirements may be postponed by the Board of Regents for “good cause.”
This scholarship is a last dollar scholarship, which means that a student may receive a scholarship in the amount of aggregate tuition, required fees, books and materials minus all other financial aid (including grants and scholarships) that does not require repayment.
This scholarship may be used for up to a per student lifetime total of 68 credit hours or $20,000, whichever occurs first, in one or more of these eligible programs. Your educational institution will determine your eligibility for the Kansas Promise Scholarship and the amount of your Promise Scholarship award based on the cost of the program you have chosen, information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which you are required to complete upon application for the Kansas Promise Scholarship, and other financial aid that you may be receiving.
For eligible students attending a four-year eligible postsecondary institution, the scholarship award is limited to the average cost of what is charged by a two-year eligible public institution offering the same field of study.
Student Obligations for Accepting a Kansas Promise Scholarship:
- Complete the FAFSA, AND
- Complete the Kansas Promise Scholarship Application at https://sfa.kansasregents.org/login.jsp
- Enroll in an eligible field of study, AND
- Enter into an agreement to live AND work in Kansas for two years post certificate or degree completion. Can delay the obligation if pursuing a Bachelor's Degree. If the student fails to fulfill scholarship requirements, the amount of the scholarship must be paid back plus interest.
- Complete and submit the Kansas Promise Scholarship Renewal application [and the FAFSA] for any academic year(s) following the initial award for which you wish to continue receiving the Promise Scholarship for your Promise-Eligible Program; AND
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) and complete program of study within 36 months of first receiving the Kansas Promise Scholarship.
Apply for the Kansas Promise Scholarship!
**To apply for the Kansas Promise Scholarship, you must have already applied for admission to PCC in order to receive the funds. Want to set up a campus tour first? Do that here!
Kansas Promise Scholarship Act Forms:
KS Promise Application
Change of Name and Address Form
Employment Verification Form
Systemwide Transfer Courses
For more information, you may contact:
Kansas Board of Regents
Application questions: email@example.com