Federal & State Financial Aid
All students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). All applicants who receive a Federal Pell Grant or Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant will have a loan included in their awards. Applicants may decline the loan; however, a grant or scholarship will not be substituted for a loan that is declined.
Federal Pell Grant | $602–$5,730*
The U.S. Department of Education determines recipients and the amount of the award based on FAFSA results. The Pell Grant is targeted to high-need students. *Need-based award
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)* | as funds are available
Recipients must show need on the FAFSA each year for renewal. Grants will be awarded to students with exceptional need for funding. The amount can vary each year and depends on funding. Preference is given to students who are eligible for Federal Pell Grants. *Need-based award
Kansas Comprehensive Grant | up to $3,000*
Kansas residents should apply for this need-based, state-funded grant by filling out the FAFSA by March 1 in order to meet the priority processing deadline of April 1. Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA. This grant is available for eight semesters if you show financial need. *Need-based award
Federal Perkins Student Loan*
Perkins Loans are available for the students with the greatest financial need, based on the FAFSA results. The amount of the loan can be up to $2,000 per year, depending on availability of funds. The maximum that can be borrowed as an undergraduate student is $12,000. *Need-based award
Federal Direct Stafford Student Loans*
A Subsidized Loan is based on need, and the government pays the interest while you are in school. An Unsubsidized Loan is not need based, and is available to students regardless of financial need. The FAFSA is required. *Need-based award
Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
The maximum amount parents may borrow is cost of attendance minus all other financial aid. The FAFSA must be filed, even though this loan is not based on need.
A variety of alternative private credit student loans are available. Information about these programs and other similar loans is available from Baker's Financial Aid Office.
Federal Work Study (FWS)*
Awarding of Federal Work Study eligibility does not guarantee a job. The average number of hours per week is six and the typical award is $1,480. Students are only paid for the hours they work. Renewal is based on job performance and by maintaining a 2.0 GPA. *Need-based award
Federal TEACH Grant | up to $4,000
Students who intend to teach in a school that serves students from low-income families, AND are majoring in a high-need field of foreign language, mathematics, reading specialist, science or special education, can be considered for a grant up to $4,000 per year. It is recommended that students complete introductory courses in education before considering this grant program due to the service obligation requirements; therefore, this program is not available to freshmen.
Kansas State Scholarship | $100–$1,000*
Kansas residents must release their ACT test scores to the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) no later than the December test date of their senior year in high school. In addition to completing the FAFSA, students must also complete an additional state aid application. Selection is determined solely by KBOR. Renewal is based on maintaining a cumulative 3.0 GPA. *Need-based award
Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship
Designed to assist financially needy, academically competitive students who are identified as members of any of the following ethnic/racial groups: African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Hispanic. Selection priority is given to Kansas residents who will graduate from a Kansas high school in 2011. The minimum academic requirements include one of the following: 1) ACT score of 21 or SAT of 990, 2) cumulative high school GPA of 3.0, 3) high school rank of upper 33%, 4) completion of Kansas Scholars Curriculum, 5) selection by National Merit Corporation in any category or 6) selection by College Board as a Hispanic Scholar. New applicants must have their high school counselor, registrar or similar official complete the back of a State Aid Application. All applicants complete and submit the FAFSA. Awards are based on financial need. Ethnic Minority scholarship recipients may receive up to $1,850 annually based on 1) financial need as determined on the FAFSA and 2) availability of State funds.