Student Financial Aid


The Student Financial Aid Office staff will be out on Thursday, April 24th. Forms can be submitted in G035 Dykes on that day. The FA staff will get back to you when we return on Friday, April 25th, please send your questions to or by voicemail 913-588-5170.

The Department of Student Financial Aid is now located in Dykes Library, Room G035.  We are open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.  Financial Aid information can be found on this website or by contacting our office directly.  Please see the Contact Us section for details.

Important Announcement

Important Dates

  • "Chill Out for Finals Week" Dykes Library Atrium May 13 & 14 11:00am-1:30pm
  • June 6th - Deadline for Summer Aid Applications

Federal Student Loan Rates:

Congress has passed and the President has signed the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013, which ties federal student loan interest rates to financial markets. Under this Act, interest rates will be determined each June for new loans being made for the upcoming award year, which runs from July 1 to the following June 30. Each loan will have a fixed interest rate for the life of the loan.

The following table provides the interest rates for new Direct Loans disbursed on or after July 1, 2013, and before July 1, 2014. These rates will apply to all new Direct Loans disbursed during this time, even loans already disbursed before the passage of the Act.


Interest Rate

Direct Subsidized Loans (Undergraduates)      3.86%
Direct Unsubsidized Loans (Undergraduates)      3.86%
Direct Unsubsidized Loans ( Graduate or Professional Students)      5.41%
Direct PLUS Loans (Parents and Graduate or Professional Students)      6.41%

More information can be found at

Last modified: Apr 21, 2014