Kansas Promise Act

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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?*

Students must be a Kansas resident who has graduated from an accredited Kansas public or private high school/secondary school (or received a GED or other high school equivalency credential) within the preceding 12 months,  OR
Be a Kansas resident for the preceding three consecutive years and be at least 21 years of age or older,  OR
Be a dependent child of a military service member stationed in another state who has graduated from a public or private high school/secondary school (or received their GED or other high school equivalency credential) within the preceding 12 months.
Meet the following income guidelines:
Number in HouseholdIncome Less Than or Equal To
*Some Restrictions Apply

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 Production & Services
*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.

What is the process?

  1. Apply to Cloud County Community College for free.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid 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.
  3. Explore and apply for various scholarships available at Cloud.
  4. Complete the Kansas Promise Scholarship application and securely submit your Promise Scholarship application here. Log in using the passcode Cloud65.
  5. Follow up on your Financial Aid Application and complete missing document requirements.
  6. Meet with your Academic Advisor to assist with enrollment in an eligible program. Only courses that are required for eligible programs will be funded. Development courses are not funded by the Kansas Promise Act Scholarship.
  7. Kansas Promise Scholarship eligibility and amounts will be determined by the Financial Aid Office and the student will be notified by e-mail and/or postal mail.
  8. Meet with the Director of Financial Aid to complete and sign the Kansas Promise Scholarship Acceptance Form and the Kansas Promise Scholarship Agreement. Recipients are required to live and work in Kansas for two consecutive years upon completion of their program.