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Filing for FAFSA early gives students better chance; given on first-come, first-served basis

Kentucky students planning to attend an in-state college or university this fall should file the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as possible. Filing early increases a student’s chance of receiving a state need-based grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. The FAFSA is available here.
A student attending a college or university in Kentucky may qualify for a College Access Program 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 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 for the 2015-16 academic year will be set in the spring.
For more information about CAP and KTG, view the KHEAA-administered programs under the Paying for College section here or email grants@kheaa.com.
To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, click here. For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit the KHEAA website; write KHEAA at P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call 800-928-8926, ext. 6-7372.
From the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Association

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