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An exceptional opportunity at Cloud County Community College!

The Kansas Promise Scholarship was passed by the Kansas Legislature and signed by Governor Laura Kelly in April 2021.  This scholarship was created to assist students attending Kansas community technical colleges who are enrolled in specific programs of study.

The Kansas Promise Scholarship is a “Last Dollar Scholarship” and may be used for tuition, fees, books and required program materials when other scholarships and grants are not sufficient to cover those costs.  This scholarship will not cover housing costs. 

Students do not need to be eligible for Pell Grant or accept student loans or work study funds to be eligible to receive the Kansas Promise Scholarship.  Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester and complete their program within 30 months after first awarded the Kansas Promise Scholarship.

Kansas Promise Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

Kansas Board of Regents System-wide Transfer Courses

Who is eligible?*

  • Be a United States citizen, AND
  • Be a Kansas resident, AND
  • Have a family household income of:
    • $100,000 or less for a family of one or two
    • $150,000 or less for a family of three
    • or for household sizes above three, a household income that is equal to or less than the family of three amount plus $4,800 for each additional family member, AND
  • Have graduated from a Kansas public or private high school within the preceding 12 months or have received a GED or other high school equivalency credential within the preceding 12 months, OR
  • Have been a Kansas resident for the preceding three consecutive years, OR
  • Be a dependent child of a military service member who is stationed in another state and, within the preceding 12 months, have graduated from an out-of-state high school or obtained a GED or other high school equivalency credential, OR
  • Have been in the custody of the Secretary of Children and Families at any time when enrolled in and attending any of the grades 9-12 AND NOT be eligible for assistance under the Kansas Foster Child Educational Assistance Act.

* Students who first applied for and entered a Promise Scholarship Agreement for Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 shall continue to be eligible to renew that Scholarship in accordance with the terms of their existing Agreement.

  

What programs are eligible?*

Solar Energy Technology

Wind Energy Technology

Early Childhood Education
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Certified Medication Aide (CMA), Home Health Aide or Certified Nursing Aide (CNA)
Associate Degree of Nursing
Agriculture
*Must be enrolled in 6 hours & degree seeking. Specific academic programs eligible for the Kansas Promise Scholarship are subject to change at the discretion of KBOR. Transfer programs are subject to further eligibility requirements.

How to apply?

  • Complete and submit the current Kansas Promise Scholarship Application (applications for Summer Promise Scholarships can be picked up in the Financial Aid office); AND
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year in which you apply to receive a Kansas Promise Scholarship. This step is required, even if you don't take any additional loans or get federal financial aid! Be sure to identify Cloud County Community College on your FAFSA application using our Federal School Code: 001909. Need help? Our Financial Aid Department can assist; AND
  • Enroll in a Promise-eligible program at Cloud; AND
  • Enter into a Kansas Promise Scholarship Agreement with the Kansas Board of Regents by which you agree to live and work in Kansas for a minimum of two consecutive years following successful completion of your program; AND
  • Complete and submit the Kansas Promise Scholarship Renewable 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 in the courses and successfully complete the Promise-eligible program for which you received the Kansas Promise Scholarship within 36 months from your first Promise Act class start.

You do not have to be eligible for a Pell Grant or accept student loans or work study to receive the Kansas Promise Scholarship. You may be enrolled either part-time (minimum of 6 hours in the fall, summer or spring semester) or full-time (minimum of 12 hours in the fall, summer or spring semester), but you must complete your program of study within 36 months from the start of your first class for which you are first awarded the Kansas Promise Scholarship.

It is very important to understand that to receive a Kansas Promise Scholarship, you will be required to sign an Agreement that you will successfully complete the program within 36 months and that you will live and work in the State of Kansas for two consecutive years following the successful completion of your program of study. Failure to satisfy the program completion, Kansas residency, OR Kansas work obligations will result in your having to repay the amount of the scholarship assistance that you received plus interest and collection costs, which can include attorneys' fees. The interest is at the current rate of interest of the federal PLUS loan (Parent Loan) at the time the first course in the program for which you are awarded the scholarship begins. The PLUS rate is 6.284% beginning July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

If your program of study continues beyond one year, you will need to complete a Kansas Promise Service Scholarship Renewal Application to continue to be eligible for funding.

New and renewal applications for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 awards will be available online by July 1, 2022, HERE.