Financial Aid Office Code of Conduct

KCC Office of Financial Aid Conduct and Policies

Our Purpose

The KCC Office of Financial Aid offers scholarships, grants, and federal student loans. This is for qualified, deserving students who can benefit from further education, but who lack financial resources to continue their education. Aid is granted according to individual need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Our Philosophy

We believe that a consistent and equitable approach to the awarding of financial aid will enable students to attend KCC who would not otherwise have the financial resources to enroll. It, therefore, encourages a student population that is culturally, economically, socially and geographically diversified.

Our Goals

The primary goal of the Office of Financial Aid at KCC is to provide financial means by which a student can continue his/her education. The financial aid programs at KCC are administered according to the following principles:

The primary responsibility for financing education lies with the student and his/her family. When the total resources they can provide do not meet their educational expenses, KCC will guide students and assist them with seeking alternate funds for their post-secondary education.

Interested individuals will be made aware throughout the year of financial aid opportunities. A student must submit a FAFSA application each year in which he or she expects to be considered for financial aid. A confidential financial aid package will be developed and offered to the student based on individual need and circumstances, but without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin or handicap.

• Planning/counseling sessions are important and help students plan for the most efficient use of financial aid and the student’s resources for education. They are held on an as-needed basis with any student.

• The Office of Financial Aid at KCC operates within federal and state guidelines and other standards of individual aid programs.

• KCC reverses the right to contract with a 3rd party administrator to perform some of the requirements/duties of the Department of Education listed in this handbook.