Kansas Promise Act

The Kansas Promise Scholarship Act provides service scholarships for students to attend an “eligible postsecondary educational institution” in specified programs. This exciting opportunity allows Highland Community College to offer a last dollar scholarship opportunity!

This law was signed by Governor Laura Kelly to assist those attending Kansas community colleges and technical colleges. 

Important forms & information

APPLICATION with KBOR DECLINE/RETURN FUNDS
INCOME LIMITS CHART CHANGE OF NAME AND ADDRESS
SYSTEM WIDE TRANSFER LIST COUNSELING FORM
KS PROMISE SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP) GUIDELINES

KS promise act brochure

Eligible Programs


Automotive Collision and Refinishing*

Automotive Technology*

Computer Support Specialist*

Construction Technology*^

Diesel Technology*^

Early Childhood*^

Electrical Technology*

EMT: Basic*^+

Engineering Graphics & Technologies*

HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning)*

Medication Aide (CMA)*^+

Medical Assistant*^

Medical Coding (Online ONLY)

Nursing (Associate Degree)*

Nursing Aide (CNA)*^+

Practical Nursing*

Welding Technology*^

Additional requirements may occur. Please contact your center for additional informaiton.

*offered at HCC Technical Center

^offered at HCC Western Center

+offered at HCC Wamego Center

Allied Health Program includes: EMT: Basic, Medical Aide (CMA) and Nursing Aide (CNA) 

Per HB. 2064 section 3b, 4c: an eligible postsecondary educational institution that designates an additional promise eligible program pursuant to subsection (a) shall maintain the promise eligible program designation of such program for at least three consecutive years. After maintaining such program for at least three years, the institution may designate a new promise eligible that corresponds to a high wage, high demand, or critical need occupation to replace existing promise eligible program.

Students


For students to be eligible for a service scholarship, they must:

  • Be a United States citizen and Kansas resident; AND
  • Have graduated from a secondary school within the preceding 12 months or have attended a secondary school and obtained an equivalent credential within the preceding 12 months; OR
  • Be Kansas resident for the preceding three consecutive years; OR
  • Be a dependent child of a military servicemember permanently stationed in another state and who, within the preceding 12 months, graduated from any out-of-state secondary school or obtained a high school equivalency; OR
  • Have been in the custody of the KS Department of Children and Families at any time during grades 9-12.
  • Year One (2021-22 academic year) Students maintain their eligibility regardless of future amendments.

To be eligible, students must have a family household income of:

  • $100,000 or less for a family of one or two;
  • $150,000 or less for a family of three; 
  • For household sizes above three, equal to or less than $150,000 + $4,800 per additional family member beyond three.

Students must:

  • Complete the required scholarship application;
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  • Enter into a Kansas promise scholarship agreement; and enroll in, and complete within 36 months of first being awarded a Kansas Promise scholarship, an eligible field of study at an eligible institution.

For more information from The Kansas Board of Regents on the Kansas Promise Scholarship, click here.

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