FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky students planning to attend an in-state college or university beginning in fall 2014 should file the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1.
Filing early increases a student’s chance of receiving a state need-based grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.gov.
A student attending a college or university in Kentucky may qualify for a College Access Program (CAP) Grant. To qualify, a student must show financial need and be enrolled at least half-time toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
A student attending a Kentucky private college or university may qualify for a Kentucky Tuition Grant (KTG) in addition to a CAP Grant. To qualify for KTG, a student must show financial need and be enrolled full-time.
Funding for CAP and KTG is limited, with awards made on a first-come, first-served basis. Award amounts will be set in February.
To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, go to www.gotocollege.ky.gov. For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit www.kheaa.com; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call (800) 928-8926, ext. 6-7372.