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Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. Who Are We?. The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, or KHEAA, is the state government agency that provides students with:. Financial aid Grants/scholarships Including the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Who Are We?Financial aidGrants/scholarshipsIncluding the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES)Work-studyInformational servicesPublicationsOutreach counselorsCollege planning websitesSavings ProgramKentucky Education Savings Plan TrustThe Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, or KHEAA, is the state government agency that provides students with: 2KAPTThe Kentucky Affordable Prepaid Tuition Program (KAPT) is closed for new enrollment. (Commitments will be honored for those who purchased KAPT accounts prior to Fall 2004.)

Free College Planning Information and Student Financial Aid Resources:Adults Returning to SchoolAffording Higher Education (scholarship resource)The College CircuitCollege Info Road Show (mobile outreach center)Getting Started (freshmen) (online only)Getting Set (sophomores) (online only)Getting In (juniors)College Cost and Planning Report (seniors) (online access only, hard copy of final report available upon request)

Interactive provides a wide variety of programs and services to help Kentucky students and families. Funds from the College Access Challenge Grant Program help support these activities.All of Kentuckys 120 counties are included in the 13 outreach territories that are serviced by KHEAA staff.The KHEAA College Info Road Show is a mobile computer classroom that travels the state to provide college and financial aid information to students and families in their communities.During Fiscal Year 2011, the College Info Road Show logged over 16,000 miles.Each year KHEAA staff members volunteer with College Goal Sunday, a statewide effort to help prospective college-goers fill out the FAFSA. KHEAA sponsors the Kentucky College Application Week to provide high school students with hands-on assistance through the college application process.4Free Resource MaterialsGetting InThe College CircuitIts Money, BabySurviving CollegeAdults Returning to SchoolAffording Higher EducationI Can Go to College, Too!

We publish several free publications to help students and parents plan and prepare for higher education.

Publications are provided in hard copy to students and counselors and/or are available at

These publications can be used by teachers and others to stimulate classroom activities!Student and Family EngagementKHEAA partners with Kentucky Campus Compact to place recent college graduates in high schools with low college participation rates throughout Kentucky as college coaches. KHEAA provides an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to home-schooled, private school and adult students. The ILP is the same as the one the Kentucky Department of Education provides to public school students.KHEAA sponsors activities such as the Promote Your School essay contest and iPad giveaways to encourage students to be actively involved in planning for college.

Online ServicesStudents of all ages will find everything they need to plan, prepare and pay for higher education at enhanced sites provide students, parents and others with the information they need to successfully navigate career exploration, college preparation, financial aid processes and student loan disbursement and repayment. Online accounts allows students to view and submit information for KHEAA scholarships, grants and student loans. Users may also view the College Cost and Planning Report and KHEAA ILP.

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-Your students application status and account history for KEES awards and KHEAA grants and student loans

-Links to the KHEAA Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for homeschool, private school and adult students

-The most current information on KHEAA financial aid

-The College Cost and Planning Report, to determine how much your student may have to pay for college

-Links to other higher education and financial aid websites

-Useful college reference books, such as Getting Set, Getting Ready, Getting In and Affording Higher EducationCollege Access Mobile ApplicationKHEAA has a free app for iPhone/iPad.The Kentucky College Access: A Guide for Students and Parents app includes a Q & A section, costs and other info on Kentucky colleges, details about the FAFSA, helpful videos, the latest KHEAA news and more.

Other ServicesKHEAA offers numerous support services to colleges and universities. These include:Online Access. provides important information to help Kentucky students and parents learn about and apply for student financial aid.Customer Care status lines. Our knowledgeable representatives answer questions about financial aid and student loan repayment.KHEAA Marketplace. This online feature allows students and parents to find the best supplemental loan for them. Cohort default management. Skilled team members work with at-risk borrowers for on-time repayment.Financial literacy workshops. These workshops are designed to teach students about financial matters.Other ServicesVerification services. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) requires schools to verify a certain percentage of Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. Our experienced staff and existing administrative processes allow us to lessen schools workloads. Net Price Calculator. ED requires schools to post an online calculator showing the estimated out-of-pocket costs for students. This tool gives students and families an estimate of how much financial aid a student may receive and how much the family must pay out of pocket for the students higher education.Compliance reviews. Our trained staff make sure schools are following the regulations that govern student financial aid programs.Contact Us Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter!

KHEAAP.O. Box 798Frankfort, KY 40602-0798800.928.8926kheaa.com10


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