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Financial Aid

The SATC Financial Aid Office is dedicated to providing support to students and their families in meeting the costs of a college education. SATC participates in a wide variety of federal, state, and private financial aid programs. To apply for financial aid, start with these three steps:

  1. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at: The Salina Area Technical College school code is 005499.  The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is unavailable and will remain unavailable until the start of the next FAFSA season due to a data breach. We regret any inconvenience. To fill out a FAFSA, you can manually input your information. Remember, if you're filling out the 2017-18 FAFSA form, your 2015 tax information is required (not 2016).
  2. Four to six weeks after submitting a FAFSA, you will receive confirmation of your financial aid application in the form of a Student Aid Report (SAR). Be sure to check your SAR for accuracy and make any necessary corrections on-line or use Part II of your SAR. Contact the SATC Financial Aid Office if you have questions about making SAR changes.
  3. SATC will receive your financial aid application from the Federal Processor electronically. At this point, we will send you any forms and documents you must submit to the SATC Financial Aid Office to complete your application.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachael Galvan, Financial Aid Specialist, at 785-309-3147 or via email at  or Anna Kreighbaum, Financial Aid Specialist/Academic Advising, at 785-309-3118 or via email at

Estimated Costs for Students

2018-2019 Post Secondary Estimated Costs

Prior Year Estimated Costs

2017-2018 Post Secondary Estimated Costs

2016-2017 Post Secondary Estimated Costs

2015-2016 Post Secondary Estimated Costs

2014-2015 Post Secondary Estimated Costs

2013-2014 Post Secondary Estimated Costs

2012-2013 Post Secondary Estimated Costs

2011-2012 Post Secondary Estimated Costs

2011-2012 Post Secondary Estimated Costs - Short Term Course

Default Rates for Student Loans

SATC 3 Year Default Rate FY 2013

Prior Semester Default Rates

SATC Default Rate FY 2012

SATC Default Rate FY 2011

SATC Default Rate FY 2010

SATC Default Rate FY 2009

SATC Default Rate FY 2008

SATC Default Rate FY 2007

SATC Default Rate FY 2006

SATC Default Rate FY 2005

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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