FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & GUIDANCE
KU Campus Resources
See the Emergency Funds list for KU grant and aid resources.
This office can help you understand the FAFSA and your financial aid options to help pay your educational and personal expenses while attending the University of Kansas.
Student Money Management Services (SMMS) provides free services to help students analyze their finances and make sound financial decisions. They provide free guidance on budgeting, checking and savings accounts, credit, and much more.
Each spring, law students from the University of Kansas provide free federal and state tax preparation services to those who qualify through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. To qualify for assistance, you must make less than $56,000 per year and not itemize deductions.
Unemployment benefits may be available to eligible Kansas residents. Unemployment benefits typically are in the form of weekly payments made to eligible workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own, and meet other eligibility requirements.
Use this website to help you find information on unemployment benefits available in your state.
The Lawrence Family Support Center is available to low-income individuals and families who need food, or assistance with basic utility payments, housing, clothing or medical prescriptions. All services are free and are based on need. The center also offers free financial education and tax preparation.