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Frequently asked questions about the Kansas Promise Scholarship, with answers provided by JCCC Financial Aid and the Kansas Board of Regents.

Kansas Promise Scholarship logo comprised of shape of the state of Kansas with sunflower in the center


Why do I need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for this scholarship?

The FAFSA is the key to funding your education. You need to fill it out to determine your eligibility for Kansas Promise and many other scholarships.


If I filled out the FAFSA, why do I need to complete the JCCC Scholarship Application as well?

The JCCC Scholarship Application could provide additional funding for your education. All funding resources must be explored before the Promise Scholarship can be considered.


These applications are confusing. Where can I get help filling them out?

Schedule an appointment with a JCCC Financial Aid Coordinator at 913-469-3840 or finaid@jccc.edu.


Why do I have to enroll in a specific program to receive the Kansas Promise Scholarship?

Kansas Promise-eligible programs have been identified as in-demand to enhance the quality of life of all Kansans. In-demand means jobs are plentiful.


Why do I have to live in Kansas if I receive the Kansas Promise Scholarship?

The Promise Scholarship is a taxpayer-funded program to help Kansas residents. The Promise-eligible programs provide the high demand career skills needed by Kansans to help strengthen our businesses and communities.


How many credit hours do I need to be enrolled in to be eligible for the Promise Scholarship?

Enrollment in a minimum of 6 credit hours is required.


Can I apply for the Promise scholarship if I already have a bachelor’s degree?

Yes, if you enroll in an eligible program at JCCC.


Can I change majors after starting the program?

Yes, as long as it is another Promise-eligible program and it is completed within 30 months of the initial Promise Scholarship award.


What does “last dollar scholarship” mean?

Kansas Promise is a “last dollar” scholarship that can pay for your tuition, books and other Promise-eligible, course-related materials not covered by other scholarships or grants. This can make your educational dreams a reality.


To learn more, contact JCCC Financial Aid at 913-469-3840 or finaid@jccc.edu, or visit in person (Student Center, 2nd floor).