Opportunities for Military Students at Cowley College

Cowley College is committed to providing affordable, high quality education. We understand the challenge of balancing military duties with your academic goals and family. Taking this into account, we offer a variety of classes to prepare military students for a four-year program, assist with promotion, or enter the work force. Classes can be taken face to face, online, or in hybrid format.

The Admission & Enrollment Process at Cowley College

Cowley has a dedicated Military Services Coordinator who will assist the military students and/or dependents through the admission process all the way until graduation.

  1. Complete an Application for Admission.
  2. Apply for Federal Financial Aid.
    1. Cowley’s Financial Aid code is 001902.
  3. Apply for Scholarships.
  4. Complete the Housing Application and Contract if you intend to live in the residence halls located at Arkansas City.
  5. Complete Placement Testing at one of our campus locations if you have not taken the ACT, have ACT scores that are more than 3 years old, or if you have never completed any college level Math or English courses. Allow 2.5 hours for completing the COMPASS Assessment.  Please contact one of our campus centers for more information about the COMPASS Assessment or to set up an appointment:
    1. Arkansas City Campus
    2. Mulvane Campus
    3. Wichita Downtown Center
    4. Sumner Campus in Wellington
  6. Submit your final/official high school, GED, other college transcript(s) and or Military credits to the following address(s):

    High School Transcripts:

    Cowley College:
    Attention Admissions
    125 S 2nd St., PO Box 1147
    Arkansas City, KS 67005

    College Transcripts and or Military credits:
    Cowley College:
    Attn: Registrar
    125 S 2nd St, PO Box 1147
    Arkansas City, KS 67005

    AARTS and SMARTS Transcript Request Form
    CCAF Transcript Request Form

    Note: Transcript can also be received electronically through Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse.

  7. Enroll with our Coordinator of Military Services / VA Certifying Official:

    Andrew Bohn
    Military Services Coordinator

  8. Request for Certification - (this does not replace applying for benefits in step # 9)

    You must complete the Request for Certification Form each semester to receive benefits to attend Cowley College.

    For more information, please visit our Veteran's Benefits page.

  9. Apply for Veteran/Tuition Assistance. Please use the links below based on service.

    Air Force
    Coast Guard
    Military Dependent
    Reserve/National Guard

  10. Visit the Cowley College Bookstore to purchase/rent your books.
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Kansas National Guard — State Tuition Assistance

Kansas National Guard members receive free tuition up to 15 credit hours per semester, matched to the highest State School In-State Rate. The lifetime cap is 180 Credit Hours.

Applicant must:

For more information contact:

Hunter Dierks, Sgt

Kansas National Guard — Minuteman Scholarship

  • Receive Full Tuition and Fees (uncapped) OR Room and Board ($10,000 per year)
  • 4, 3, and 2 Year Scholarships Available
  • Receive Cadet Monthly Stipend from $300-$500 per Month depending upon the scholarship
  • Receive Book Stipend of $600 Per Semester
  • Receive a Monthly Cadet Drill Pay as E5 (current drill weekend Pay $311.04)


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Between 17-35 years old
  • Enlisted or Eligible to Enlist into the KS Army National Guard
  • Pass MEPS Physical
  • Pass Interview Process
  • Ability to Obtain Security Clearance
  • Proof of Acceptance into Participating University and Academic Major
  • Proof of GPA 2.5 or higher, ACT 24 or higher, or SAT 1200 or higher

For more information contact:

Hunter Dierks, Sgt

Kansas National Guard — Student Loan Repayment

The Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is available for those who have one or more qualifying and disbursed Title IV federal loan The loans must be listed on the Department of Education National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) aid summary website.

Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) that are in the name of anyone other than the Soldier applying for the SLRP program are not eligible for repayment.

State and private loans are not eligible for repayment under the SLRP.


  • Enlist for a minimum six-year term of service
  • Enlist for a critical skills (CS) vacancy in the grade of E-4 or below
  • Enlist into a qualifying position
  • Score a minimum of 50 on the Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT)
  • Must not be enlisting as a 09R Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) cadet
  • Must not be enlisting as a glossary non-prior service (GNPS) Soldier

For more information contact:

Hunter Dierks, Sgt