KHEAA offers help with student financial aid

Kentuckians seeking help paying for a college or technical education can take advantage of student aid programs administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

These programs include:

Kentucky Excellence in Education Scholarship. KEES allows high school students to earn money by getting good grades in school and doing well on the ACT or SAT.

College Access Program Grant. CAP scholarships help needy students pay for tuition at public and private two- and four-year colleges in Kentucky.

Kentucky Tuition Scholarship. Students enrolled full-time in associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs at private state colleges may be eligible for a KTG award.

Dual credit scholarship. This scholarship is available to high school and homeschool students taking dual credit courses at a participating college or university.

Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship. The WRKS helps Kentuckians earn a certificate, diploma, or associate’s degree in high-demand labor fields. High school students can use it for dual credit courses in technical areas.

To learn more, visit and search for “Programs Administered by KHEAA” under the “Paying for College” tab. Many programs are funded by Kentucky Lottery proceeds.

KHEAA’s sister agency, the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation (KHESLC), offers Advantage Loans to help students and parents pay for college or refinance student loans.

For more information on financial aid and college admissions, visit or write to KHEAA, PO Box 798, Frankfurt, KY 40602; or call 800-928-8926, ext. 6-7214.

(provided by KHEAA)