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Financial Aid Facts

A Guide to Important Financial Aid Information

Financial aid is available at Salina Area Technical College to those who qualify. We’re here to help you understand what you need to know to fund your education. If you want to speak with someone in person, please contact our Financial Aid Office at 785-309-3100 or via email at

The following links will help you find the information you need.

Student Aid Data

Federal financial assistance is provided to students and families through various loan and grant programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.  For your convenience, the Federal Student Aid Data Center has centralized information for your review.  These reports will help you understand more information about Title IV aid applicants, recipients, and disbursements.

Net Price Calculator

The estimate provided using this calculator does not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance, or a final net price; it is an estimate based on price of attendance and financial aid provided to students in a previous year. Price of attendance and financial aid availability change year to year. The estimates shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, Salina Area Technical College, or the State of Kansas. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award that includes Federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance. For more information on applying for Federal student aid, go to

Click here to proceed to the Net Price Calculator

Types of Student Financial Aid

Financial aid information is published online and in printed materials. Visit our financial aid page to learn more about financial aid opportunities at Salina Tech.  In-depth information on federal student aid programs, applying for financial aid, and repaying students loans is also available at

Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Financial Aid Information

The Financial Aid Office at Salina Tech has multiple ways to be contacted.  We are available in person at 2562 Centennial Road, Salina, KS  67401.  The Financial Aid Office is located in Student Services.  We are also available by phone at 785-309-3100, email at or fax at 785-309-3101

Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

For information about eligibility requirements for federal student aid programs, please click here

Code of Conduct for Education Loans

To download a PDF of our code of conduct for education loans, please click here

Entrance (Initial) Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers

Before receiving a student loan, first time borrowers must complete an entrance counseling session.  This quick and easy interactive counseling session provides useful tips and tools to help you develop a budget for managing your education expenses and helps you to understand your loan responsibilities. 
The entrance counseling guide provides a general overview of information that you will need to successfully repay the Direct Loans that you are receiving to help pay for your college costs.  To complete an entrance counseling session go to the Student Loans Website.

Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers

Direct Loan exit counseling will explain your rights and responsibilities as a Direct Loan borrower. This exit counseling guide provides an overview of the Borrower’s Rights and Responsibilities and additional information needed to successfully repay the Direct subsidized, unsubsidized and PLUS loans you received to help pay for your college costs.  To complete an exit counseling session go to the Student Loans Website. You will need to have your Social Security number and your PIN number ready in order to log into this portion of the site.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

When a borrower receives a Federal loan, the loan provider must submit that information to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). Information in NSLDS is accessible to schools, lenders, and guarantors that are authorized users of the data system.

Default Rates for Student Loans

Select a year below to view the 3-year student loan default rates for past years at SATC.

SATC 3-yr Default Rate FY2013

Prior Semester Default Rate

FY 2012  FY 2011  FY 2010  FY 2009  FY 2008  FY 2007  FY 2006  FY 2005 

Estimated Costs for Students

2015 - 2016 Post Secondary Estimated Costs

 Prior Semester Estimated Cost Sheets

2014-2015  2013-2014  2012-2013  2011-2012  2011-2012 Short Term Courses 



Salina Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, or any other non-merit based factor in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, ADA, Title IX, Section 504, Title II, GINA, is directed to contact the Human Resources Specialist, 2562 Centennial Rd, Salina, KS 67401, 785-309-3100.


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