Financial Aid

It's Worth It

K-State is committed to helping you navigate the financial aid process and connecting you to the resources that will help you accomplish your educational goals. Top-notch faculty, a wide range of academic programs and the degree you want are all within your reach!

In addition to scholarships, you may be eligible to receive federal, military or employer financial aid to help pay for school.



Complete the FAFSA

All students can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as early as Oct. 1, and should before the K-State priority date of Dec. 1. K-State's federal school code is 001928.


Types of Aid


A scholarship is financial aid that does not need to be repaid and is awarded to students based on merit.


Grants are a type of financial aid that does not have to be repaid. Offered by the federal and state government, as well as by some institutions, grants may be merit-based or need-based.

Federal Work Study

In this program students to work part-time on the K-State campus to earn money for personal and educational expenses. The funding for theses positions is subsidized by federal work-study funds and is offered to students who demonstrate an exceptional amount of financial need.


A loan is a form of financial aid that needs to be repaid. There are several types of loans with different terms, conditions, and interest rates.

Military and Veterans Benefits

Benefits for students may include the Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33), Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30), and Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP) programs. K-State Salina is Post 9/11 benefits-approved and participates in the yellow ribbon program. Students will need their DD214, Certificate of Eligibility, and the Kansas State University Veteran information sheet (pdf). This will need to be completed at the beginning of every semester. For more information contact the Office of Veterans Affairs.

Employee Tuition Benefits

Kansas State University values continuing education for its employees and their families by provides assistance for classes taken through Kansas State University.

Emergency Financial Aid

Resources available to students / Financial Options for Students.


Managing your aid

Once you've received aid and accepted your awards, managing your aid is an additional important step in the process.


Your Aid Resource

Cindy Newell is the financial aid coordinator for K-State Salina. She is available to answer all of your questions regarding financial aid and scholarships. She can also help you through the process of applying for, accepting and managing your aid!


Student Financial Assistance

The Office of Student Financial Assistance on the Manhattan campus is here to help you find the best financial options.

Contact Us

Cindy Newell
Financial Aid Coordinator
Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST