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Kentucky Lottery revenues increase funding for need-based student aid programs by $15 million

A good year for the Kentucky Lottery means that the state’s students will be eligible for $15 million more in need-based college financial aid programs from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). Gov. Andy Beshear announced the increase during his July 22 statewide briefing. “Due to higher lottery revenues, need-based student financial aid will receive another $15 million above...

Education officials urge students to apply for federal financial aid amid decline caused by COVID-19

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) and the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence are urging all high school seniors, college students and returning adults to apply for federal aid this year amid a decline in applications due to COVID-19. The number of Kentucky students filing the Free Application for Federal Student...

KHEAA names Hutchins to replace outgoing executive director Rollins who retires Dec. 31

The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA)/Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation (KHESLC) has announced Gene Hutchins as new Executive Director/CEO, succeeding Carl Rollins, who is retiring Dec. 31. Hutchins begins his new position on Nov. 27 and assumes the role of the head of KHEAA/KHESLC effective Jan. 1. As Executive Director, Hutchins will have responsibility to...