Financial Aid Eligibility

Eligibility for Financial Aid


A student must be admitted as a regular student pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree to be eligible for financial aid at Hesston College. The student must also satisfy one of the following requirements:

  1. Be a high school graduate.
  2. Pass the G.E.D. exams.

Financial aid is based on the number of credit hours for which students enroll each term, and then adjusted after the second week of the term, which is the end of the drop/add period. In order to receive maximum financial aid, students must be enrolled in 12 hours each semester.

Some aid sources are pro-rated to the following scale:

12 hours or more per term – 100 percent of aid awarded
9-11 hours per term – 75 percent of aid awarded
6-8 hours per term – 50 percent of aid awarded
less than six hours – Not eligible for institutional financial aid

For students taking fewer than six hours, there are limited federal funds available. All Kansas state grants require enrollment in at least 12 hours per term.

Maintaining Eligibility for Financial Aid

To remain eligible for financial aid a student must make satisfactory academic progress. See details under “Satisfactory Academic Progress” in the Academic Life section of this catalog. A student on academic probation is eligible for financial aid, but satisfactory progress during that probationary term is required in order to receive aid for the subsequent term. Kansas residents who receive a Kansas Comprehensive Grant must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to receive the grant in the following year. Upon completion of your degree requirements, federal and state financial aid is no longer available.

Catalog 2023-24