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FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 24, 2017) —Kentucky eighth-graders headed for high school in the fall might find “High School Basics,” a four-page flyer, helpful. The free flyer can be ordered from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

“High School Basics” has sections about:

  • Credits and graduation requirements.
  • Calculating a GPA.
  • Reading a high school transcript.
  • The Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES).
  • Earning college credit while in high school.

Free copies are available by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please remember to include a mailing address.

KHEAA is the state agency that administers KEES, need-based grants and other programs to help students pay their higher education expenses.

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.

 

 

House Legislation to Support Students, Apprenticeships Signed Into Law

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 13, 2017) – Recently, Governor Matt Bevin gave his signature of approval to House Bill 206. This measure, sponsored by Rep. Bam Carney, R-Campbellsville, allows KEES money to be utilized by students who choose to take part in an apprenticeship, as opposed to attending a college or university. Students are increasingly turning to apprenticeships as an alternative to traditional higher education.

KEES, or the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship, is funded by proceeds from the state lottery, and is awarded to students who receive at least a 2.5 high school GPA, on a sliding scale.

The legislation is a key part of an effort to expand non-traditional and technical education, an acknowledgment that a four-year, university pathway does not work for everyone. Employers increasingly cite the lack of a prepared workforce as a hindrance to investing further in the Commonwealth.

HB 206 also puts the dual credit scholarship program under the purview of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority

This bill is the third piece of legislation that Rep. Carney has authored, and has had signed into law this session. Carney serves as chairman of the House Committee on Education.

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 15, 2017)Kentuckians planning for higher education will find “The College Circuit,” a booklet published by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (), to be a useful resource.

It can be used by students ranging in age from middle school to adults. Parents and counselors can also use it to help their students plan and pay for college. The booklet includes information about careers, college preparation, state and federal financial aid, tips for parents, online resources and a template for setting up a personal college plan.

Students and families will also find detailed information about the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program. The booklet shows the steps involved in applying for federal student aid and provides guidance on borrowing student loans.

To request copies, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use the order form on www.kheaa.com.

KHEAA is the state agency that administers KEES, need-based grants and other programs to help students pay for college.

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.