Financial Aid

Financial Aid

2024-2025 FAFSA IS NOW OPEN.
Students can now submit their new or renewal 24-25 FAFSA at The Dept of Ed is processing FAFSA's and sending to schools within a week or so. Please be patient with us and allow extra time for processing as we are learning the new FAFSA processes and our new systems. We will update you in early May, via email, if we have received your FAFSA and again when your award has been finalized.

Please Note: If you are looking for your Fall 2024 Financial Aid Portal, we do not yet have this set up and live for you to begin the login and setup process. Please watch your email for updates! Thank you!

Use Cowley College Title IV Code: 001902
The Financial Aid Office makes every effort to meet the college-related costs of each student based on eligibility criteria, satisfactory academic progress, and availability. Federal Financial Aid is available to those who qualify after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The types of Federal Financial Aid programs offered through Cowley College are Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG), Federal Work Study, and the Federal Direct Loan Program. The college also has financial aid programs available that are funded through the institution. These programs include Institutional Work Study programs and many Institutional Scholarships.

Payment of tuition and fees are due by the first day of class. All federal aid files must be 100% complete by August 1st if the aid will be used as payment of tuition and fees.  If files are not complete by August 1st, students will need to make payment arrangements. This will secure enrollment while financial aid is processing. Published disbursement dates are priority for those files completed by August 1st.

Complete the FAFSA Application


Financial Aid Info

All FAFSA’s selected by the Central Processing System (CPS) will be verified 100% by our Financial Aid Office. Any FAFSA with an asterisk beside the EFC number on the Student Aid Report (SAR) has been selected.

For more information on the FAFSA Process, see this outline provided by

Students must be enrolled in and attending at least six (6) credit hours per semester at Cowley College to receive a Stafford loan.

Summer hours are calculated the same as any other semester. You still will have to have 6 hours to be eligible for a loan.

The Pell Grant is a federal program designed to provide financial assistance to those who need it to attend post secondary educational institutions. The amount of the Pell Grant is determined on the basis of the resources of the student, as well as that of the student’s family. The Pell Grant does not require repayment.

You will be eligible for a grant if you meet ALL of the below criteria:

  • You are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • You are attending a participating college
  • You are working toward a degree or certificate
  • You are making satisfactory academic progress
  • You do not owe a refund on a federal grant or you are not in default on a federal education loan
  • You have financial need, as determined by the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

If you have questions or need support, contact the office at 620-441-5304 or

Federal Aid Disbursement Dates

Note: For Fall & Spring student who are enrolled in 2nd 8-week courses disbursements may be delayed.

Summer 2024 June 20, 2024
Fall 2024 September 20, 2024
Spring 2025 February 21, 2025
Summer 2025 June 20, 2025

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Phone: 620-441-5304
Fax: 620-441-5575

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We have dedicated staff available to assist you, located in the Galle-Johnson building on the Arkansas City Main Campus.

Meet Our Staff

Financial Aid Specialist
Financial Aid & Scholarship Specialist
Director of Financial Aid