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Kansas Promise Scholarship + Butler Advantage

Kansas Promise Scholarship + Butler Advantage


Applications for Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025 are now available to complete!

Fall 2024 application deadline - November 1, 2024*

Spring 2025 application deadline - April 1, 2025*

Summer 2025 application deadline - June 1, 2025*

*Awards are given on a first come, first serve basis. If funding for this scholarship is

exhausted before this deadline, the application could close before these dates.


Little to No Cost + Exceptional Training!

As part of this revolutionary $10 million program, signed by Governor Laura Kelly on April 23, 2021, eligible students in select programs can earn their degree at little to no out-of-pocket cost.

Simply put, when other scholarships and grants are not sufficient to cover your tuition, fees, books and required course materials - the Kansas Promise Scholarship will make up the difference.

Paying for college at Butler just got even easier!


Information Technology and Security
Mental and Physical Healthcare
Advanced Manufacturing and Building Trades
Early Childhood Education and Development
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security


*Specific academic programs eligible for the Kansas Promise Scholarship are subject to change at the discretion of KBOR. Transfer programs are subject to further eligiibility requirements; restrictions apply.


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WHO is eligible?

Beginning with Initial Applications* for Summer 2023, to be eligible for the Kansas Promise Scholarship you must:

  • Be a United States citizen, AND
  • Be a Kansas resident, AND
  • 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
    • or for household sizes above three, a household income that is equal to or less than the family of three amount plus $4,800 for each additional family member. AND
  • Have graduated from a Kansas public or private high school within the preceding 12 months or have received a GED or other high school equivalency credential within the preceding 12 months, OR
  • Have been a Kansas resident for the preceding three consecutive years, OR
  • Be a dependent child of a military servicemember who is stationed in another state and, within the preceding 12 months, have graduated from an out-of-state high school or obtained a GED or other high school equivalency credential, OR
  • Have been in the custody of the secretary of children and families at any time when enrolled in and attending any of the grades 9-12 AND NOT be eligible for assistance under the Kansas Foster Child Educational Assistance Act.

Students who first applied for and entered a Promise Scholarship Agreement for Summer 2022, Fall 2023, or Spring 2023 shall continue to be eligible to renew that Scholarship in accordance with the terms of their existing Agreement.


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HOW do I apply for the Kansas Promise Service Scholarship?

  • Complete and submit the current Kansas Promise Scholarship application; AND
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); AND
  • Enroll in a Promise-eligible program; AND
  • Complete and submit the Kansas Promise Scholarship Renewal application [and FAFSA] for any academic year(s) following the initial award for which you wish to continue receiving the Scholarship for your program; AND
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress in the courses and successfully complete the Promise-eligible program for which you received the Kansas Promise Scholarship within 36 months of your first Promise Act class start; AND
  • Enter into a Kansas Promise Scholarship Agreement with the Kansas Board or Regents by which you agree to live and work in Kansas for a minimum of two consecutive years following successful completion of your program.

WHAT is the Process?


  1. Apply to Butler Community College for free.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This step is required even if you don't take any additional loans or get federal aid!
  3. Identify Butler Community College on your FAFSA using our Federal School Code: 001906. Need help? Contact Financial Aid.
  4. Enroll in one of the select programs noted above by making an appointment with Advising.
  5. Create an account with the Kansas Board of Regents and complete the Kansas Promise Scholarship Application process online.
  6. Check your email for a message from ESCI and enter into a Kansas Promise Scholarship agreement. Recipients are required to live and work in KS for two years upon completion of degree/certificate.
  7. Receive an official award notification from Butler.

Renewal Students must complete the FAFSA for each academic year and all financial aid document requirements, then enroll with Academic Advising by making an appointment.

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Have questions?



Contact Gabrielle Hoffmann, Financial Aid Counselor, at 316.323.6260 or ghartog@butlercc.edu.

Request more information or speak to an Academic Advisor by emailing advising@butlercc.edu or by calling 316.323.6259.