State offers numerous student aid programs – Kentuckians needing help with college costs may be able to take advantage of the student aid programs administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). They include the:
- Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES). Kentucky students earn KEES awards by making good grades in public and private high schools. They can earn more by doing well on the ACT. Home-schooled and GED students can earn KEES awards based on their ACT scores.
- College Access Program Grant. This grant can be used at the state’s public colleges and many of Kentucky’s private colleges. It is based on need.
- Kentucky Tuition Grant. Also based on need, this grant is available to students attending the state’s private colleges.
- Go Higher Grant. This program provides funding for adult students who attend college on a part-time basis.
Except for KEES, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also called the FAFSA, to apply for these awards. Some also require a separate application.
For complete details about these and other student aid programs, visit www.kheaa.com and click on the Paying for College tab.
To find links to other useful education websites, go to www.gotocollege.ky.gov.