Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
Go Higher Grants
FRANKFORT, KY (June 6, 2007) — Adult Kentuckians who have never taken college classes, but want to, may be eligible to take advantage of a new Go Higher Grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
Go Higher Grants are available to adults with financial need who are age 24 or older and enrolled for fewer than six credit hours at a participating Kentucky college or university. The maximum award amount is $1,000 and covers tuition plus a book allowance of $50 per credit hour. The grants are only available for the 2007-2008 school year.
These grants are designed to give adults a taste of college and encourage them to continue their education. Any grant funds left over from the fall semester may be used in the spring semester for any number of credit hours up to the $1,000 maximum award amount.
To qualify, students must complete a Go Higher Grant application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Grant applications are available on www.kheaa.com or from adult education and learning centers. The FAFSA may be submitted online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Paper versions of the FAFSA are available at adult education centers and college financial aid offices. The priority deadline for application is July 1, 2007; however, students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible.
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 more information about student loans, visit www.studentloanpeople.com; write The Student Loan People, P.O. Box 24328, Louisville, KY 40224-0328; or call (888) 678-4625.
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