Kansas Promise Scholarship + Butler Advantage

Kansas Promise Scholarship + Butler Advantage


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 beginning fall 2021.

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!

WHO is eligible?

Any Kansas resident taking six credit hours or more who meets income requirements and:

  • HAS graduated from an accredited Kansas public or private secondary school (or Kansas homeschool) within the preceding 12 months


  • IS 21 years of age or older and has been a Kansas resident for at least three consecutive years


  • IS a dependent of a military servicemember permanently stationed in another state and who graduated from any out-of-state secondary school or obtained a high school equivalency certificate within the preceding 12 months.


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Information Technology and Security
Mental and Physical Healthcare
Advanced Manufacturing and Building Trades
Early Childhood Education and Development


Fire Science


*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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To apply for the Kansas Promise Service Scholarship you must:

  • Enroll in and successfully complete an eligible program of study from the above list (min. of 6 credit hours required each semester)
  • Complete the program within 30 months of first being awarded a Kansas Promise Scholarship; AND
  • Sign a Kansas Promise Service Scholarship Agreement to live and work in Kansas for a minimum of two consecutive years following successful completion of your program. Failure to do so will result in your having to repay the amount of the scholarship you received plus interest. The interest is at the current rate of interest for the federal PLUS loan (Parent Loan) at the time you are awarded the scholarship. The PLUS interest rate is 6.284% beginning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
  • If your program of study continues beyond one year, complete the Kansas Promise Service Scholarship Renewal Application to continue to be eligible for funding.

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. Complete the Kansas Promise Scholarship application.
  5. Securely submit your Promise Scholarship application here. Log in using your Butler credentials or choose another option for submission.
  6. Enroll in one of the select programs noted above by making an appointment with Advising.
  7. Enter into a Kansas Promise Scholarship agreement. Recipients are required to live and work in KS for two years upon completion of degree/certificate.

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Have questions?


Contact Michelle Ponce, Butler Admissions Counselor, at 316.323.6151 or

Request more information or speak to an Academic Advisor by emailing or by calling 316.323.6259.