Financial Aid Resources

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) - Click Here When You're Ready to Apply

The links below will help you gain information about the FAFSA and provide resources and update links to help you prepare for the application process.


FAFSA4Caster - estimates your eligibility for federal student aid

MSEP (Midwest Student Exchange Program) - nine states (Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin) participate in a tuition reciprocity program for a discount rate with out-of-state tuition.  Click this site to find out more about the requirements and opportunities among the various public and private colleges.

FAFSA Updates & Toolkit Resources - find the latest news and documents related to FAFSA

Filling out the FAFSA (general info/steps/resource tools)  

FAFSA on the Web Worksheet - Available in English and Spanish - use as a pre-planning aid prior to online filing of the FAFSA

FAQs about Financial Aid

Student Aid Deadlines - use to discover your college deadline for FAFSA                 

Data Retrieval Tool Information

New FSA ID Info (formerly used a PIN)

Creating an FSA ID

Myths About Financial Aid

FAFSA Verification Information

Direct Loan Information for Students

Direct Loan Information for Parents

Scholarships, Workshops, & Other Opportunities

Catholic Diocese of Wichita Scholarships
The Catholic Diocese of Wichita has several scholarship opportunities available to seniors.  For more information, visit the CDOW scholarship page HERE

College Board Opportunity Scholarships
This new scholarship program guides you through the college planning process and offers you a chance to earn money for college for each action you complete.  For more information or to begin this program, click HERE.

Hispanic College Institute
Fort Hays State University will be hosting a four-day residential summer Hispanic College Institute for sophomores and juniors.  Attendees will learn more about the admissions process and the overall college experience.  The event is entirely free, and includes food and transportation to Fort Hays.  Applications are due May 1, 2019.  To apply or get more information, click HERE.

Webinars for Parents
Preparing your child for college can be stressful.  To help guide you through this important time, College Board has hosted a series of parent webinars with college planning experts sharing what you need to know throughout your child's high school career.  View webinars HERE.




Scholarship Opportunities by Month

(Please note: All scholarships were valid when posted.  If you find a link that is no longer valid, please contact the KMC Counseling Department.)

180 Medical
180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy). Realizing the financial burdens that exist for many of these families, we've developed the 180 Medical Scholarship Program to honor these young adults who pursue goals of higher education.

For more info

Deadline: June 1

Central Infusion Alliance Scholarship
Submit your application now for our yearly $1,000 scholarship. Refer to the form on the webpage (link below), and tell a story of how a healthcare worker has made a difference in your life or the life of someone near & dear to your heart. This person does not have to be a direct family member, but must be factually-based, and meaningful to you personally.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: June 1

Abbot and Fenner Business Consultant Scholarship – OPEN TO JUNIORS TOO!

Students must write an essay about their career plans to win this scholarship.

For more info & to apply

Deadline: June 14, 2019

Creative Diagnostics Scholarship
As a leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative immunological reagents and solutions, Creative Diagnostics is always dedicated to providing assistance to biotech, biopharmaceutical and life science communities across the world. Without the constant trust from our clients, Creative Diagnostics would not be able to stand out and work with them continually, which is why we are providing the Fall 2017 Scholarship Program for all students in the science field, expecting them to get more scientific achievements.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: June 16

Women in Aerospace (WIA) Foundation
The WIA Foundation is pleased to provide scholarships to women interested in a career in the aerospace field to pursue higher education degrees in engineering, math or science. One or more awards will be given each year to a rising senior in college, to be applied during the upcoming academic year.

For more info & to apply

Deadline: June 18

First Place Windows Green Home Scholarship
Climate change is one of the world’s leading problems. Everyone has a responsibility to personally make an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, yet it can be a difficult task to navigate. One of the easier transitions to becoming greener is to reduce emissions generated by your own home. Are you an undergraduate student studying in the US and are you invested in helping Climate Change? You could well have the knowledge to win our $1,000 scholarship by writing an essay.

For more info & to apply

Deadline: June 30

Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship

Are you training for a skilled labor job and have a strong work ethic? This could be the scholarship for you.

For more info & to apply

Deadline: Early-June (TBD)