Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
September Financial Aid Tip of the Month
High school counselors across the state are being sent free books to distribute to students to help them plan and prepare for college.
The books, published by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) and The Student Loan Peoplesm, are specifically designed for each grade of high school.
Getting Started advises freshmen 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 colleges being considered.
Getting In is a complete guide for high school seniors. In addition to information about admissions and financial aid, it provides one-page summaries about Kentucky’s colleges and universities, programs of study offered by each college and university, and schools that offer particular majors.
Affording Higher Education describes nearly 4,000 different financial aid programs specifically for Kentucky students. Information is presented for programs of state and federal government, at individual colleges and by county.
The books feature students from Murray High School. Alex Horrobin, a senior at Murray, won a statewide essay contest last year, garnering a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at her school. The essay contest is open to juniors again this year. Entries should use no more than 200 words to tell why your school is the best in Kentucky. Entries are due November 1 and may be mailed to Publications, KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798; faxed to (502) 696-7230; or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.