Student Resources

Financial Assistance

The financial aid office administers Title IV programs and distributes funds according to federal guidelines to students demonstrating financial need through the federal needs analysis. Title IV funds include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant, Federal College Work Study Program, and the Federal Perkins Loan Program. Major loan programs include the subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford Loan and the Parents Loan for students. The office has available information regarding the College Work Study, Institutional Work Programs, the State of Kansas Work Program, and the new community service project.

Students must file the Free Federal Application for Financial Assistance after January 1. A copy of the FAFSA may be obtained at high school counseling offices or FHSU's Office of Financial Assistance in late November or early December. It is imperative the application be completed before March 1 of every year. Nearly 73 percent of FHSU students receive some form of assistance through grants, loans, and scholarships.

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Information for International Students

Prior to coming to the United States

  • Take the Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) in country of origin. The test score must be a 500 or above for a BSN student, and a 550 or above for an MSN student.
  • If English is not the native language of country of origin, take the Test for Spoken English (TSE) in country of origin. The test score must be 240 or above for both BSN and MSN.
  • If not already licensed in Kansas, contact the Kansas State Board of Nursing for Requirements for Licensure (If not already licensed in Kansas, contact the Kansas State Board of Nursing for Requirements for Licensure ("Instructions for Professional Nurses Educated in Countries Other than the United States,"
    • Executive Administrator,
      Kansas State Board of Nursing
      Landon State Office Building Room 551-S
      900 SW Jackson, Topeka, Kansas 66612-1256 USA
      (telephone 913-296-3068).
  • Complete Test on Commission of Graduates of Foreign Schools of Nursing Examination (CGFNS)--deficiencies, if any, must be met.
  • Apply for Registered Nurse licensure examination (NCLEX-RN) that will be administered in the United States by computer application./li>

Prior to admission to Fort Hays State University

  • Contact the Advisor for International Students, telephone 1-785-628-4276.

Prior to admission to Department of Nursing

  • All transcripts must be evaluated by the World Educational Service Inc. and the report filed in the Department of Nursing.
  • Have license to practice in the State of Kansas (this means have already passed NCLEX-RN and received Kansas license to practice as a Registered Nurse).
  • Contact the Coordinator of Baccalaureate Outreach Delivery for BSN students or the Director of Graduate Nursing Studies for MSN students at:
    • Fort Hays State University, Department of Nursing
      600 Park Street, Hays, Kansas 67601-4099 U.S.A.
      Telephone 1-785-628-4256 FAX 1-785-628-4080
  • Contact Us

It may take two years to complete requirements for Kansas Licensure. Students should plan to spend at least one year completing deficiencies after arrival in United States.

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