Financial Aid & General Scholarship Information

Interested in doing an online scholarship search?

Online scholarship searches are a great way to learn what scholarships are available. Click here for an article from US News & World Report “10 Sites to Kick Off Your Scholarship Search”.  Important:  Do not use your school or personal email! Create an email that will be dedicated to your scholarship search account.   You will get many emails from the scholarship search website and you don’t want them flooding your regular email!


TMP-Marian will host a Financial Aid Workshop, at 6:30 p.m., Monday, September 9, 2019 in the TMP-M Dreiling Theater.   Topics for the evening include:  Explanations and examples of financial aid, cost of attendance(COA), expected family contribution(EFC), as well as financial aid categories, types and sources.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used for Federal grants and loans and will be a primary focus.

For a PDF of the PowerPoint used for the Financial Aid workshop or to watch a video of the  FHSU Financial Aid presentation at Hays High School click here.


QuestBridge National College Match

Free online application due by September 27.  The goal of QuestBridge is to connect high-achieving, low-income students to full four-year scholarships at the nations best colleges.  Who should apply?  Students who excel academically and exhibit strong personal character.  These students typically rank in the top 5-10% of their class and earn A’s in the most challenging courses available.   They also come from households earning less than $65,000 annually with minimal assets and may be eligible for free or reduced lunch.  Finally, they earn a 28 or higher on the ACT and are among the first generation in their family to attend a four year college.  For more information on how to apply click here.


KIDS Matching Grant program

Kansas Investments Developing Scholars (KIDS) is a matching grant program administered by the Kansas State Treasurer’s office.  The State of Kansas will match up to $600 for each student for who eligible account owners open a Kansas Learning Quest  529 Education Savings Program account.  KIDS was developed for families with income less than 200% of the federal poverty level.  Applications are due by December 31.  For more info go to: or call 1-866-504-5898.  Click here for a brochure.


Financial Aid Help – LendEDU Financial Aid Hotline

This is a free text-in service designed to quickly answer any question related to financial aid, grants, scholarship and student loans.  Call and give it a try at (302) 278-4037.  They promise to respond within 15 minutes.  You can also submit longer questions on their website at:



The SCHOLARSHIPS page has a list of scholarships for students to learn more about.