Kansas Post-Secondary Exploration Guide
The link below is a singular resource to access all of the colleges located in the State of Kansas, as well as their admissions, financial aid, and links about new student information:
Kansas DegreeStats Website
This interactive online tool reviews cost and earnings data from real graduates for each undergraduate degree program offered at a public university or college in Kansas. With hundreds of degree programs available, there are many factors to consider when selecting the institution and the degree program that are the best match for you. Explore this site to learn more about the specific costs of each undergraduate degree program offered in Kansas, and the earnings those graduates are making today.
The American College Application Campaign (ACAC), is a national initiative to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students who pursue a postsecondary education. The purpose is to help high school seniors navigate the college admissions process and ensure each participating student submits at least one admissions application. In January 2019, the ACAC program was acquired by the ACT Center for Equity in Learning.
This event takes place usually around the 1st of October each year at Mission Valley High School. It is targeted for seniors only and consists of college admission rep's coming out and helping students with the application process. Students are then recognized for the schools for which they applied. Most college applications are free during this time, but some may cost so please have your student prepared to pay for those applications if applicable.
College/Career Readiness Night
This event is specifically for the juniors/seniors and their parents/guardians, but all students are invited to speak with the college admission representatives and the military recruiters. This event typically takes place the last week of September for each year. It consists of 3 sessions (How to Prepare for College, Financial Aid/FAFSA, and a Meet/Greet with college rep's and military recruiters.
FAFSA Completion Event
Seniors are provided a template, using the GoingMerry website, that eliminates the confusion and complexity of completing the FAFSA (Free Application to Federal Student Aid). Not all students may want to go to college, but completing the FAFSA is a major process that it definitely is better to "have and not need, than need and not have".
If a student applies for FAFSA it does "NOT" mean they have to attend college. Completing the FAFSA "WILL" provide students with an opportunity for funding that can and does 'dry up'. Those that complete their FAFSA late in the year may not be able to receive funding that those who applied early will receive.