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Kansas Promise Scholarship + Butler Advantage

Kansas Promise Scholarship + Butler Advantage

Applications for Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024 are now available to complete!


Fall 2023 application deadline - November 1, 2023*
Spring 2024 application deadline - April 1, 2024*
Summer 2024 application deadline - June 1, 2024*

*Awards are made on a first come, first serve basis. The application could close before these dates if funding for this scholarship is exhausted before this deadline.


At Little to No Cost + Exceptional Training with Butler!

This revolutionary $10 million program was passed by the Kansas Legislature and signed by Governor Laura Kelly on April 23, 2021.
Select Butler programs are available at no cost to eligible students.

Called the “Last Dollar” Scholarship – when other scholarships and grants are not sufficient to cover your tuition, fees, books and required course materials - the Kansas Promise Act will make up the difference. Recipients must meet qualifications and follow the application process to be eligible.

Access just got 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 the Summer 2023 Semester, 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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To apply for the Kansas Promise Service Scholarship you must:

  • 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 at an eligible postsecondary educational institution; 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; AND
  • Complete and submit the Kansas Promise Scholarship Renewal application [and the FAFSA] for any academic year(s) following the initial award for which you wish to continue receiving the Promise Scholarship for your Promise-Eligible 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 from your first Promise Act class start.

WHAT is the Process?


  1. Apply to Butler Community College for free.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the academic year in which you apply to receive a Kansas Promise Scholarship. This step is required even if you don't take any additional loans or get federal aid! Be sure to identify Butler Community College on your FAFSA application using our Federal School Code: 001906. Need help? Our Financial Aid Department can assist.
  3. Explore and apply for various scholarships available at Butler.
  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. Keep an eye out for an email from ESCI, so that you can enter into the Kansas Promise Scholarship agreement. Recipients are required to live and work in KS for two years upon completion of degree/certificate.
  7. Once all steps are complete, you will receive an official award notification from Butler.
For Renewal Students:
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for each academic year and complete all financial aid document requirements.
Enroll with Academic Advising by making an appointment.
Once all of these steps are complete, you will receive a notification from Butler via mail.

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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.