Friends University

Higher Education Partnership

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation has entered into a partnership with Friends University to be the preferred education provider for the tribal community. Friends University provides adult education programs at the bachelor’s and graduate levels in the Topeka area, as well as traditional college opportunities for high school students in Wichita. Local classes may be taken at the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Government Center or through online programs. Friend University programs are available to all tribal members.


Friends University offers the following types of programs for individuals who wish to obtain a college degree.

Bachelor Degree Programs: Friends University offers several degree programs for adult students who wish to start or complete their bachelor’s degree. Students have a choice of several degrees that are offered depending on area of interest. Most course work can be completed one night a week within 13 to 24 months or online, depending on the program. For more information, visit

Graduate Programs: Adults who have earned a bachelor’s degree are eligible to earn their master’s degree through Friends University. Students have a choice of several degrees, depending on their area of interest. Graduate programs offer adult learners flexible scheduling, allowing most students to attend class one night a week or online. Most graduate programs can be completed within two years. For more information, visit

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Friends University Financial Aid Office works closely with students on every aspect of the financial aid process. Many students indicate that Friends University Financial Aid staff members go above and beyond their expectations to make the financial aid process easier to navigate.

For more information about financial aid, visit or contact:

Financial Aid Office
Friends University
2100 W. University Ave.
Wichita, KS 67213

Phone: 1-800-794-6945 ext. 5200
Fax: 316-295-5703


Contact Info

Friends University – Topeka
Melissa Cummings
Student Services Cooridinator
Phone: 785-272-9595

Financial Aid
Phone: 1-800-794-6945, ext. 5200
Fax: 316-295-5703

Friends University-Wichita
Phone: 1-800-794-6945