College Access Program Grants
A grant only for residents of the state of Kentucky. Eligibility for this grant is determined by the FAFSA form. Aid from these programs is awarded on the basis of financial need. In order to receive maximum consideration for financial assistance, it is recommended that the student apply as soon as possible after January 1. The award process for first-year students begins in March of each academic year. Renewal of financial aid is not automatic. Recipients are required to reapply each year by the announced deadline. To be eligible for these programs, students must meet the following criteria:
- Demonstrate financial need.
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress (financial aid will be suspended until satisfactory academic progress is again achieved).
- Be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program.
- Be enrolled on at least a half-time (at least 6.0 quarter credit hours) basis (students enrolled on a less-than-full-time basis may have their financial aid reduced; some students enrolled on a less-than-half-time basis may qualify for a Federal Pell Grant).
- Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or eligible non-citizen.
- Not owe a refund on a Federal Pell Grant or be in default on a Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan, Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) or Supplemental Loan for Students.
- Sign a Statement of Educational Purpose, a Statement of Registration Status and a Statement on Overpayments and Defaults.
Students are eligible to receive financial aid as long as they maintain satisfactory academic progress, students who fail to maintain satisfactory academic standing will be notified by Academic Services.
Federal Pell Grants
The Federal Pell Grant is a federally funded entitlement program to assist needy undergraduate students. Eligibility for these grants is determined by the U.S. Department of Education based on the information provided on the FAFSA. Pell recipients can have a less than half-time status. Students with a previous bachelor’s degree are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant.
Federal Supplemental Opportunity Educational Grants
This federally funded program provides financial assistance to students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. The amount of the award is based on need and the availability of funds. Students with a previous bachelor’s degree are not eligible for a Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant.
Kentucky Tuition Grant
This grant is for residents of Kentucky who attend a private university in Kentucky.