Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
September Financial Aid Tip of the Month
Contact: Lori Powers
Phone: (502) 696-7378
Financial Aid Tip of the Month, September 2008
Free publications help Kentucky students, parents plan for college
High school counselors across the state will receive free books to distribute to students who are planning and preparing for college. The books are published by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
Getting In is a complete guide for high school seniors. The book provides information about admissions and financial aid, one-page summaries about Kentucky’s colleges and universities, programs of study offered by each college and university as well as schools that offer particular majors.
Affording Higher Education describes nearly 4,300 different financial aid programs specifically for Kentucky students. Included is information on state and federal government programs, programs at individual colleges and by county.
In addition to Getting In and Affording Higher Education, KHEAA publishes online versions of three other books geared to high school students.
Getting Started advises freshmen on how to use their high school years to prepare for college. Getting Set provides sophomores more detailed information about making the most of high school and financial aid programs available to Kentucky students. For juniors, Getting Ready explains the college admissions and financial aid processes, provides a game plan for checking out colleges and lists questions to ask of the colleges being considered.
To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, visit www.GoHigherKY.org. For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit www.kheaa.com; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798; or call (800) 928-8926, extension 7381. For information about low-cost student loans, visit www.studentloanpeople.com; write The Student Loan People, P.O. Box 24328, Louisville, KY 40224-0328; or call (888) 678-4625.