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 wichita.edu/shockerpromise for more information.