Post-Secondary Planning Resources
Any of the resources are meant to be used in your program or shared with your students. If you have something that you think would be helpful to share with other counselors in Kansas, please email Tara Lebar,
Kansas Qualified Admission Requirements this link will take you to the Kansas QA webpage where you can learn more and download a flyer to share with your students
Kansas Admission Guide this document will list every higher education institution in Kansas with links to admission, financial aid & show priority scholarship deadlines when appropriate.
System-wide Transfer Courses- this link will take you to the system wide transfer course page where you can see all of the courses that are approved to transfer between our public higher education institutions. (Some courses are unable to transfer when the receiving institution does not offer the course)
Degree Stats- This interactive online tool reviews cost and earnings data from real graduates for each undergraduate degree program offered at a public university or college in Kansas. This is a neat tool to use with underclassmen to teach about the difference between certificate, 2 year & 4 year programs or to do a college finance lesson. Here is a sample Degree Stats classroom lesson that you can use with your students or adapt to your needs
KBOR Webinar Series
2023 November- 2024 FAFSA Changes & Updates
Wed. Nov. 8 12:30pm- FAFSA Changes & Updates
The Department of Federal Student Aid is changing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Scheduled to open for students in December 2023, this "Better FAFSA" will expand eligibility for Federal Financial Aid, Reduce Barriers for certain students populations & offer a better user experience for those completing the FAFSA. This webinar will share the changes in the new form that we know now, show counselors how to help their students and families create an FSA ID now, review expectations and likely deadline changes for the delayed FAFSA opening and share more information about our Kansas State Scholarships.
Presenters: Michele Arellano, KBOR Director for Student Financial Assistance
Tara Lebar, KBOR Associate Director, Academic Affairs
FAFSA Changes & Updates (Click the link for YouTube Webinar Recording)
2023 April- Systemwide General Education Package
The Kansas Board of Regents recently approved a new Systemwide General Education Package for all public higher education institutions beginning in the fall of 2024. This 34-35 credit hour general education package should transfer as a complete set to any other Kansas public institution, which will undoubtedly change how we advise our transfer students and high school students taking concurrent & dual credit courses. Come and learn about the basics of the new policy, the seven-course categories, how our systemwide transfer courses fit into the plan, and any potential exceptions. Get ready to start thinking about how your advising might look different for the class of 2024!
Presenter: Tara Lebar, KBOR Associate Director, Academic Affairs
Systemwide Gen Ed Overview for KS HS Professionals Webinar Recording
The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) has several tools to help high school professionals assist their students with post-secondary planning. Come learn about the programs, resources and scholarships available for you and your students!
Presenters: Tara Lebar, KBOR Associate Director, Academic Affairs & Michele Arellano, KBOR Director of Student Financial Assistance
KBOR Counselor Resources & Student Scholarships Webinar Recording