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Find your tomorrow with JCCC and Kansas Promise.

Earn a college degree or certificate at no cost to you with the Kansas Promise Scholarship. JCCC is one of more than two dozen schools awarding it to qualified Kansans — providing a path to high-demand, high-value jobs within our great state.

Kansas Promise is a "last dollar" scholarship that can be used to pay for your tuition, books and other Promise-eligible course-related materials not covered by other scholarships or grants.

In exchange, you agree to live and work in Kansas for two years after completing your program of study.

Explore the possibilities. JCCC offers 50+ Kansas Promise-eligible programs that open doors to in-demand, rewarding careers. You could qualify!

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Who’s Eligible for a Promise Scholarship?

You must be a United States citizen and a Kansas resident enrolled in 6+ credit hours in a qualified program. You must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have graduated from a Kansas public or private high school (or equivalent) within the last 12 months OR
  • Have been a Kansas resident for the preceding three consecutive years OR
  • A dependent child of a military servicemember who is stationed in another state and, within the preceding 12 months, have graduated from an out-of-state high school (or equivalent) 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.

Your household income must meet defined program requirements.

Find out if you may be eligible for a Kansas Promise scholarship

How to Apply for a Promise Scholarship

For Kansas Promise Scholarship consideration, complete the following steps:

  1. Complete a JCCC Application for Admission. You must first be an accepted student for Promise Scholarship consideration.
  2. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must complete the FAFSA for Kansas Promise Scholarship eligibility.
  3. Log in to the JCCC Scholarship Portal and complete the JCCC Scholarship Application for the current year to identify other scholarships you’re eligible to receive.
  4. Once you complete the JCCC Scholarship Application, if you meet initial eligibility criteria, the Kansas Promise Scholarship Application will appear in “My Tasks” on the JCCC Scholarship Portal home page. Complete the online application through the link provided.
  5. Meet with a JCCC Financial Aid Coordinator to finalize any paperwork. 
  6. Meet with your counselor to help with major and course selection in your eligible program.

By entering into the Kansas Promise Scholarship agreement with the Kansas Board of Regents, you agree to abide by the terms of the contract:

  • You will enroll as a full- or part-time student in a Promise-eligible program.
  • You will maintain satisfactory academic progress toward completion of the program.
  • You will complete your program of study within 36 months of initial funding of award.
The total lifetime amount of Promise Scholarship that can be awarded is 68 credit hours or $20,000, whichever is less. Promise Scholarship funds can’t be used to pay for prerequisite or remedial courses.

Need Help?

A JCCC Financial Aid Advisor is here to help you complete your FAFSA and JCCC Scholarship Application. Call 913-469-3840 during our office hours to schedule an appointment or email We offer in-person assistance with access to computers.

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More Scholarship Details

For more information about the Kansas Promise Scholarship and to access the online application, visit the Kansas Board of Regents page. The KBOR page also lists the upcoming new and renewal application deadlines for fall, spring and summer.

JCCC Promise-eligible Programs

Liberal Arts: Elementary Education Pathway
Courses vary based on each transfer school’s program requirements. See a counselor for details.

Last updated: 08/22/2023