Aid Types

Grants and Scholarships

Grants and scholarships can come from many sources including the federal government, state governments (where you live and where you plan to attend school), the college you plan to attend, outside organizations, and non-profit groups

Grants are financial awards that do not need to be repaid, and are usually based on financial needs.

Scholarships are financial awards based on area of study or merit, and also do not have to be repaid. Scholarships can be earned based on your talents or performance in a variety of areas.


A loan is money you borrow and must pay back with interest. Student loans can come from the federal government or from private sources such as a bank or financial institution. Loans made by the federal government, called federal student loans, usually offer borrowers lower interest rates and have more flexible repayment options than loans from banks or other private sources.


Work-study is a federal student aid program that provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.  Work study funds are not credited to the student’s bill.   Students receive paychecks every two weeks for the hours they worked.

Students interested in work study:

Please be aware that any outside resources received could result in an adjustment to your original financial aid award.

Please click below to review different types of aid that are available to you:

     Federal Financial Aid        Allen Scholarships 

     External Scholarships        Kansas Promise Scholarship

     Active-duty military & veterans benefits

Payment Plan

Paying for a college education is a concern for nearly every student and family. Having a solid plan for covering the cost of college is an important step toward graduation. We’re pleased to provide a payment center to make the process easier for you. This is not a loan program, there is no interest and there is no credit check.

Set up a Payment Plan:

  1. Click the PAY MY BILL button below
  2. Log in to your MyAllen portal.
  3. Click on the Finance tab.
  4. Click Payment Portal

All payment options are available through the Payment portal link in the MyAllen portal.

You must have a minimum balance of $200 to budget through the automatic payment plan.  International students are eligible to enroll in the plan with a US bank account/credit card.