The following financial aid programs are most commonly used by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Financial Aid Office. You should contact the 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, and others are available to any qualified student.
For additional information on the KEES scholarship go to the following web address http://www.kheaa.com/keeshome.html
Each Southeast has its own scholarship program and its own scholarship committee. The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Information on these scholarships is available from each of our financial aid office.
Loans - Federal Stafford Loans is a low interest loan program targeted to the neediest students. For information on student loans go to the following web address: http://www.kheaa.com/fed_ffelp.html
Federal Pell Grant Program is a federal aid program designed to provide financial assistance in the form of non-repayable grants. The amount of the Federal Pell Grant is determined on the basis of the financial resources of the student and the student's family and the cost of attending the institution. To be eligible for consideration for a Federal Pell Grant, you must be an undergraduate student who has not received a baccalaureate degree. You should complete the FAFSA to be considered for Federal Pell Grants.
College Access Program (CAP) provides basic access for eligible Kentucky students who attend a public college or university in the state. CAP grants are based on community college tuition rates.
In order to qualify, a you must carry at least six semester hours, in academic programs that take at least two years to complete, establish financial need, and be a US citizen and Kentucky resident. You must not have previously received a bachelor's degree, not be enrolled in a program leading to a religious vocation, and must be enrolled in courses leading to a degree. If enrolled at least half-time, the student must also apply for a Pell Grant.
To qualify for a CAP grant the total EFC toward your educational expenses cannot exceed $8,369. The maximum award for 2003-2004 academic year is $1,400 ($700 each semester). Eligible part-time college student will receive an amount calculated on $58 a credit hour.
Southeast has been approved for enrollment of veterans and other persons eligible to receive Veterans' Educational Assistance Allowances. Southeast an individual to coordinate federal and state programs for veterans and eligible dependents. V.A. regulations may change from time to time. For this reason, individuals receiving veterans' educational benefits should keep in contact with the Office of Veterans' Affairs at their local community college. The Office of Veterans' Affairs must be informed immediately by the student of any change in student status. Failure to report change in status may result in the individual being held liable by the Veterans' Administration for any overpayment. It is imperative that the student read and closely follow the following guidelines adapted from V.A. regulations:
Title 38, United States code, sections 1674 and 1724, require that educational assistance benefits to veterans and other eligible persons be discontinued when the student ceases to make satisfactory progress toward his or her training objective.
For more information go to the following web address http://www.kctcs.edu/System_Initiatives/Veterans_Affairs.aspx