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Apply for Financial Aid

Submitting a FAFSA

As a Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College student you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), designating on the FAFSA Southeast as your college. To ensure that your application is considered, you should submit the FAFSA no later than April 15 and preferably prior to March 15. The priority application deadline for a Kentucky State Grant is March 15.

Complete Your COMPASS Test

Freshman must take the American College Test (ACT) or COMPASS Test.

Application forms are available at our financial aid offices and high school counseling offices. You may also complete a form at the following web address

Every effort is made to notify applicants of the amount and kind of assistance awarded as soon as possible. Almost all types of aid are based on financial need. No awards are final until applicants are accepted for admission and enrolled by the community college.

Federal and state regulations require that a student be enrolled in courses leading to a degree or certificate in order to be eligible for financial assistance. Therefore, students who are enrolled or who expect to enroll in courses but are not admitted as degree-seeking students generally do not qualify for any federal or state financial assistance.


The following financial aid programs are most commonly used by community college students. Students should consult a Southeast financial aid office for additional programs.


Financial assistance is available for academically worthy students. Generally, scholarships at the community colleges are supported by gifts from alumni and friends of the colleges. Consequently, the number of scholarships available at any time depends almost entirely upon the extent of private giving.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic ability and evidence of need for financial assistance.  Some scholarships are limited to students enrolled in a particular program, some are limited to the student whose home is in a particular geographic area, others are available to any qualified student.

For additional information on the KEES scholarship go to the following web address

Southeast has a scholarship program and scholarship committee. The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Information on these scholarships is available from each Southeast’s financial aid office.

The Southeast scholarship application form is available for download here