The Financial Aid Office at KCKCC assists students in obtaining the necessary funding needed to attend college. Students who apply for assistance and meet eligibility requirements may receive one or more of the following: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Stafford Loan, state scholarship or grant, and/or a KCKCC scholarship or performance grant.
Federal and state aid is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. Students must complete the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA) each academic year. The application is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students should list Kansas City Kansas Community College (Code: 001925) as the college they plan to attend.
Information reported on the FAFSA is sent to a federal processor where eligibility is determined. The results are sent by the federal processor to KCKCC. After receiving eligibility information, the Financial Aid Office will send the student an award letter listing the amount of funds available from the various aid programs. Students must apply for admission to the College in order to receive a financial aid award. The FAFSA should be completed prior to April 1 to receive maximum funding.
In order to be eligible for federal financial aid, the student must:
1. Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate;
2. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
3. Be registered with the Selective Service (if required);
4. Demonstrate financial need as determined by the results of the FAFSA Application;
5. Be working toward a degree or certificate at KCKCC;
6. Be making satisfactory academic progress;
7. Not be in default of any federal student loan, or owe a refund of federal grant funds
8. Eligibility must fall within the lifetime limits of the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loan Programs.