|Filing FAFSA early gives students better chance at grants|
Kentucky students planning to attend an in-state college or university beginning in fall 2014 should file the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1. Filing early increases a student’s chance of receiving a state need-based grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.gov.
A student attending a college or university in Kentucky may qualify for a College Access Program (CAP) 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 (KTG) 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 will be set in February.
For more information about CAP and KTG, view the KHEAA-administered programs under the Paying for College section on www.kheaa.com or email email@example.com.
To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, go to www.gotocollege.ky.gov. 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. 6-7372.