Students should check KEES accounts for accuracy

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FRANKFORT, Ky.  — Kentucky high school students and 2019 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

KEES allows students to earn money for college for good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

To check their awards, students need to sign in to their account on www.kheaa.com. If they don’t already have an account, they can set one up.

Students can verify their KEES GPA is correct by taking the letter grade for each course taken during the year and converting it to a 4.0 scale. On this scale, an A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, D = 1.0, and F = 0. Pluses and minuses count the same, so an A-minus and an A-plus are both worth 4.0 points. Grades for Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Advanced International and dual credit courses are weighted, making an A = 5.0, B = 4.0, etc.

The GPA is calculated by adding all the points together and dividing the total by the number of credits earned during the year.

Students should also check their name, date of birth, address and Social Security number. If any information is incorrect, they should contact their school counselor as soon as possible.

Students who have problems with their account or cannot see their KEES information should call (800) 928-8926.

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. 6-7214.

KHEAA also offers low-interest Advantage Education Loans, the state’s only non-profit private education loan. For more information, visit www.advantageeducationloan.com.


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