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KHEAA college and career planning guides for high school freshmen, sophomores available online

College and career planning guides geared toward high school freshmen and sophomores are now available online from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). “Getting Started” is a 13-page booklet that provides freshmen guidance on how to make the most of their high school years. The 14-page “Getting Set” publication for sophomores continues that guidance, with more detailed...

KHEAA Outreach turns to social media during pandemic to provide timely information

With schools closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, outreach counselors for the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority have turned to social media to get information to students, parents and counselors. KHEAA Outreach has scheduled free Facebook, Twitter and Instagram sessions through the end of June to replace the in-person presentations the counselors normally conduct. “These sessions...

Free ‘Getting the Facts’ report from KHEAA will help Kentucky families with college search

Kentucky students and their families can get a free, personalized “Getting the Facts” report to help them choose the right college. The report is provided by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). “Getting the Facts” provides estimates of how much the family can expect to spend and how much financial aid the student may receive. Students can get estimates for up to six...

Sen. Julian Carroll prefiles legislation to allow sports wagering at racetracks, off-track betting facilities

Kentucky Senator Julian M. Carroll, D-Frankfort, has prefiled legislation establishing the framework to allow sports wagering at any horse racing track or off-track wagering facility. Bill Request 236 builds on two previously filed bills that were proposed over the last couple of legislative sessions by Senator Carroll. He introduced the bills in anticipation of the United States Supreme Court striking...

Kentucky high school seniors, college freshmen can enter vlogger contest sponsored by KHEAA

Kentucky high school seniors and college freshmen are invited to enter a vlogging contest sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. The high school student must attend a school that participates in the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship program and plan to attend college next fall. The college freshman must be a KEES recipient attending a Kentucky school. One senior...

KHEAA encourages students to learn difference between needs, wants to grow bank accounts

One of the biggest steps to financial security is learning the difference between a need and a want, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). Students who have learned that difference will find that their bank accounts grow more quickly. Needs include clothes, food and, for many students, transportation. With clothes, a want may mean wearing only designer items that...

KHEAA seeking high school juniors for ‘Promote Your School’ scholarship, photo shoot contest

A rising junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). The school must participate in the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program. To enter, the student must submit an...

KHEAA reminds students to take care when completing information on federal aid application

The U.S. Department of Education is requiring many students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to complete a verification process for the information they submit. Used to apply for most federal and many state student aid programs, the FAFSA asks detailed questions about the income and resources of students. Parents are required to provide their information as well if their...

Higher Ed Assistance Authority urges students to check KEES scholarship accounts for accuracy

The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority advises that Kentucky high school students and 2016 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy. KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards...