The state of Kansas has allocated $4.2 million from the state’s budget (House Bill 2184) to Wichita State for need-based aid. 

The funding will be targeted toward providing need-based scholarships to Pell-eligible Kansas students admitted to start at WSU this fall. Priority will be given to students admitted by May 1 with eligible FAFSA on file. 

The $4.2 million allocated to Wichita State was the largest amount given to any Regents university — a reflection of the volume of need-based students WSU has compared to other institutions. 

The first-come, first-served scholarships will be provided to expand the Shocker Promise Scholarship to more under-resourced students from Kansas high schools. Scholarships cover any remaining tuition/fee costs, as well as a partial housing scholarship. 

To be eligible, students must be: 

  • Admitted as a new WSU student for fall 2023
  • A Kansas Resident
  • Pell eligible with a family income at or below $50,000
  • Minimum 2.5 high school GPA
  • Be accepted and enrolled at WSU by June 1, 2023 

If you know any students who fit the above criteria, please guide them to for more information