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Financial Aid & Scholarships



Russell High School will host a Financial Aid Workshop, at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 14th in the RHS library.   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.  Opportunities for local scholarships will also be reviewed.

          For a copy of the 2017 PowerPoint used for the Financial Aid night click here.

          To see a video, PowerPoint or PDF of the 2017 FHSU FInancial Aid presentation at Hays High School, click here.


KIDS Matching Grant program

Kansas Investments Developing Scholars (KIDS) is a matching grant program adminsitered by the Kansas State Treasurer’s office.  The State of Kansas will match up to $600 for each student for who eligible account owners uopen 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 Financial Aid Resources page has a variety of information about finding money for college.  

  1. The Financial Aid Workshop Slideshow is a summary of information provided at the RHS Financial Aid Workshop.  
  2. The Financial Aid and Scholarship Guide provides a detailed explanation about financial aid as well as a list of last year's local, state and national scholarships.  
  3. The Counselor Resource Guide is filled with websites for everything related to financial aid and scholarships.
  4. The Scholarship Search Checklist provides guidelines to follow when beginning your scholarship search.
  5. Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

The Local Scholarships page has information about Russell County Scholarships.

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