Information About Grants


What is a grant?

A grant is a type of financial aid that typically does not need repaid unless you are awarded funds incorrectly or you withdraw from school prior to the end of the term. Grants are generally offered to students with exceptional financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Some grants are also limited and have priority application deadlines to qualify.

What types of grants are available?

The following grants are available to eligible students attending Wichita State University:

Federal Pell Grant
Federal grant for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need.

Kansas Comprehensive Grant
State grant for undergraduate Kansas residents with exceptional financial need.

Sedgwick County Access Grant
Institutional grant for eligible undergraduate Sedgwick County residents with exceptional financial need.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Federal grant for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need.

TEACH Grant
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) grant program is a federal grant for qualified students pursuing specific teacher education certification.

Children of Fallen Heroes Program
The Children of Fallen Heroes program is available to Pell-grant-eligible students whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer.  To qualify, the student must be eligible for a Pell grant, have a Pell-grant-eligible EFC, and be less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent's or guardian's death.