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Kansas Promise Act

The Kansas Promise Scholarship

Priceless education at no cost to you

The Kansas Promise Scholarship Act is a last-dollar scholarship program for Kansas high school graduates and students 21-years and over who enroll and complete a certificate or two-year program in a specific career and technical education field.



The Promise Act Scholarship is a last-dollar scholarship that is used to cover what is left after non-repayable financial aid, such as the Pell Grant and other scholarships, have been applied. It may be used toward tuition, required fees, books and required program materials.

Kansas Association of Community College Trustees' Promise Act Scholarship webpage for more information



Program Certificate/Degree
Automation Engineer Certificate
Biomanufacturing Certificate
Building Engineering & Maintenance Technology Certificate
Commercial & Residential Equipment Technology Certificate
Construction Technology Certificate
Electrical Technology Certificate
Heating & Refrigeration Certificate
Machine Technology Certificate
Survey Technology  Certificate
Welding Technology Certificate

Program Certificate/Degree
Emergency Medical Services Certificate
Nursing/Practical Nurse Certificate
Medical Assistant Certificate
Nursing/Registered Nurse AAS
Paramedic AAS
Physical Therapist Assistant AAS
Pre-Pharmacy AAS
Respiratory Care AAS

Program Certificate/Degree
Early Childhood Education and Development Certificate |
Elementary Education AA

Program Certificate/Degree
Computer Software Technology AAS
Computer Support Specialist Certificate
Computer System Networking & Telecommunications Certificate
Computer System Networking & Telecommunications – Network Specialist Certificate
Web Application & Design Certificate

Program Certificate/Degree
Fire Science/Fire-Fighting AAS

Requirements to Eligible

  • Be a Kansas resident AND
  • Have graduated from a Kansas high school within the preceding 12 months or have received a GED or other high school equivalency credential within the preceding 12 months, OR
  • Be 21 years of age or older and a Kansas resident for the preceding three consecutive years, OR
  • A dependent child of a military service member permanently stationed in another state and who graduated from any out-of-state secondary school within the preceding 12 months.
  • Be a dependent child of a military servicemember who is stationed in another state and who, within the preceding 12 months, graduated from an out-of-state high school or obtained a GED or other high school equivalency credential.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for Admission to KCKCC.
  2. Request official high school transcript to be sent to the KCKCC Registrar’s Office.
  3. Complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA at
    • This step is required even if you do not receive federal aid. Be sure to list KCKCC on your FAFSA using our Federal School Code: 001925.
  4. Complete the Kansas Promise Scholarship application.
  5. Check your financial aid file on Web Advisor under "My Financial Aid" to make sure your file is complete.
  6. Meet with a Student Success Advisor to enroll in at least six (6) or more credit hours. (Only courses that are required for the selected program of study will be funded. Developmental courses are not funded by the KS Promise Program.) Make an appointment at or 913-288-7696.
  7. Kansas Promise Scholarship eligibility and amounts will be determined by the Financial Aid Office and student will be notified through their KCKCC email.
  8. Meet with a representative of the Student Financial Aid Office to discuss the program and to sign a Kansas Promise Scholarship Service Agreement. Recipients are required to live and work in Kansas for two years upon completion of degree/certificate.
  9. Obtain authorization from the Student Financial Aid Office to charge required books and supplies at the KCKCC Bookstore.
  10. Complete all your courses with at least a 2.0 GPA for the scholarship to be renewed for the next semester.
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