Grants and Loans

You have a variety of options when financing your education, including grants and loans. Explore your choices below. If you have any questions, contact our Family Financial Planner at 785.248.2375. We will help you find a grant or loan program that helps meet your financial needs.

Types of Grants

Federal Pell Grant:  This is the most common type of grant.  The application for this is the FAFSA and the results of that application will dictate how much and whether you are eligible to receive these funds. 

SEOG:  This is a “campus-based” grant program and is awarded to highest-need students on a first-come, first-served basis.  There are limited funds available; file the FAFSA before March 15th for priority consideration, although this does not guarantee you will receive SEOG funds.

Federal TEACH Grant -  This is a “forgivable loan” available to education students who are in specified majors and who agree to work for four years in a high-need field in a low-income school.  All four years of work must be completed within eight years of the student leaving school.  If you meet the terms of this agreement you do not need to repay these funds to the federal government.   To apply for this program, complete the FAFSA, read and submit the Teach Grant Eligibility Document, and complete the online Entrance Counseling and Agreement To Serve via the Department of Education’s website.