Avg. Federal Grant


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Total Aid Awarded

Wichita Area Technical College (WSU) Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most students require financial assistance for many good reasons. WSU Tech ensures that they meet the appropriate authorities who will help them dissect their needs, and direct them to secure the appropriate form of fund with which they may fund their own education. Depending on the candidate’s application and eligibility, they will be open to special benefits or offers, from scholarships to grants.


  • The Wichita Promise Scholarship: The program offers payment for tuition and fees in return for you to participate and excel in high wage and high demand jobs, along with being provided training, certification and even personal mentorship. It covers tuition costs and fees for specific programs excluding what Pell Grant and Veteran’s Educational benefits already cover.

  • Kansas Vocational Scholarship

  • Nursing Service Scholarship

  • Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship

If you want to find out more about WSUTech’s scholarships, please visit WSU Tech Scholarships. Of course, you will require documents to support your eligibility for applying for scholarships, so take a look at our handy guide on what documents you require for scholarships.


WSUTech offers federal grants to students through the Pell Grant, which is aimed towards the financially needy. Although the grant does not need to be repaid (so long as your eligibility remains valid), you must submit a filled FAFSA application form.

Aside from the federal grants, WSU Tech also provides the Trade School Future-TheFuture Mechanic Grant; an institutional grant that is catered to the potential of future mechanics. Automotive workers are in high demand as of late, and each year, such grants are offered to students who want to become a mechanic and plan to join a vocational school to pursue that career. The grant is a one-time financial gift, with its amount varying from student to student.

Not much has been provided on grants publicly by the university, but you may contact their representatives anytime to gain access to additional information on them.


  • Direct Loans: Students must enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester to receive these loans.

  • Private Loans: Private loans are granted based on your credit score. It is recommended to bring in a cosigner. There are two ways which you can take up a private loan:

    • WSU Tech Payment Plan: This plan allows you to pay the loan in monthly installments. No additional charges are made, including interest, but a down payment at the time of application of the payment plan, along with a non-refundable USD$30 enrollment fee each semester.

    • Tax Credits:

      • For Americans who need to work extra hard to meet their basic financial goals can take up the Earned Income Tax Credit program for a good financial boost.

      • The Child Tax Credit is a program that reduces the tax for each of your children who qualify to as much as USD$1,000.

      • Education tax can shake up the education costs a bit as well. The American Opportunity and the Lifetime Learning Credit are education credits that are not only deductible from a taxable income, but are also fully subtracted from the federal income tax.

  • Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS): A parent may apply for a loan to help their child with educational expenses and costs. It is the former’s responsibility to repay the loan in time. In order to find out about the eligibility, the parent will have to complete the PLUS application and pre-approval. The Financial Aid Office will assist the parent with any matters or questions.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Student Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


In terms of grants, the average annual total grant aid received by 79% of the students goes up to about $3,767. The Pell Grant is awarded an average of $4,305 to 58% of students. Aside from the Pell Grant, the average institute grant offered stands at $2,236 per annum.

With regard to loans, an average of $6,029 is received by 51% of students in the form of Federal Student Loans. Typical monthly loan payment based on a 10-year payment plan slides between $57 and $147, with the median being $101.

Overall, the average debt that stands at the time of graduation comes at the total of $6,850.

Federal Aid based on Family Income

Family Income

Average Federal Aid Per Year

Under $30,000


$30,001 - $48,000


$48,001 - $75,000


$75,001 - $110,000


Over $110,000


We know that WSU Tech prides itself on providing the best kind of career-focused education at affordable prices. But, did we tell you that it also provides financial aid to families in accordance to their incomes?

They do! Based on the family income racked in, you may be eligible to receive a certain sum of aid to help pay for programs you may have trouble with, given how it could be difficult to pay them off with just your base income. WSU Tech has put together a plan that we've broken down via income brackets to help you understand how it works.

There is a significant amount of difference between the aid amount received between 5 income brackets, with the median reaching at $2,416.

Family incomes between $0 to $30,000 would receive up to $5,178. $4,498 is the highest amount received among families racking in income between $30,000 to $48,000. This is quite possibly the most commonly assigned income bracket among many families whose students apply for the university. The median amount, which is $2,416, falls to families who earn an annual income of around $48,000 to $75,000. The richer income brackets, which are between $75,000 to $110,000 and above, receive a meager amount of around $1,503 and $1,203, respectively.

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