Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
March Financial Aid Tip of the Month
Kentucky students and parents now have three unique features at www.kheaa.com, the Web site of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), to help them learn about and apply for student financial aid—Zip Access, Zip Decision and Zip Answer.
Through Zip Access, students may check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards earned during high school; apply for the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship, KHEAA Teacher Scholarship and Early Childhood Development Scholarship; and check the status of federal student loans guaranteed by KHEAA.
Zip Decision is a helpful online resource for parents interested in a Federal PLUS Loan to help pay for a student’s education. Using Zip Decision, parents can get immediate pre-approval for a loan originated through KHEAA. The credit decision is valid for 120 days.
Zip Answer provides answers to questions about state and federal student aid. Users may choose a topic or type in a word or phrase in a search box. By choosing KEES as a topic, ZIP Answer will bring up 36 of the most commonly asked questions and answers about KEES.
To access Zip Access, Zip Decision and Zip Answer, visit www.kheaa.com. For more information on how to plan and prepare for higher education, visit www.GoHigherKY.org. For more information about student loans, visit www.studentloanpeople.com.