Alternative College Savings Plans --
Grade Fund http://www.gradefund.com/
Louisville has a program called 55,000 Degrees that college-bound students should research. Click on link for more information http://www.55000degrees.org/
KHEAA College Connection mailing http://www.freewebs.com/louisvillemaleptsa/KHEAA College Connection.pdf
Helpful hints on how to afford college through loans, grants and scholarships: http://www.onlineloancalculator.org/resources/college-loans-101.php
As college preparation begins, consider setting up an email address strictly for college items. Be mindful of the email address you choose. Admissions counselors will not view your application seriously if you use a silly email address.
KEES funds may be found through this link http://www.kheaa.com/website/kheaa/home Also, check out KEES funds based award amounts http://www.kheaa.com/website/kheaa/keesaward?main=1. Beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, there is potential KEES bonus money available for college. The student must have been eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch any time during their high school years. The student must receive a 3, 4 or 5 on an AP test and the additional money is then earned based on the graduated scale shown on the link.
Fraternities and Sororities have G.P.A. requirements to pledge; usually a 3.0. If you are interested in the Greek system, please check with the college admissions office for more information.
Bellarmine ACES Program information http://www.bellarmine.edu/ACES/
Each college sets its own deadline requirement to complete the FAFSA. Visit the college web site for more information. Tax information is required to complete the form so file your taxes early. If you cannot do so, you may complete the form based on your previous year's return and then update the information online once your return has been completed.
|PIN Request||http://www.fafsa.ed.gov||Get a personal ID number to electronically sign your FAFSA and MPN|
|U. S. Department of Education||http://www.pin.ed.gov||Explore the U. S. Department of Education web site|
|Student Aid Resources||http://www.studentaid.ed.gov||Student aid information|
|Student Gateway to the U. S. Government||http://www.students.gov||Comprehensive information portal on education, career, government and more|
|National Student Loan Data System||http://www.nslds.ed.gov||Review your federal loan history|
|IRS Tax Information for Students||http://www.irs.gov/individuals/students||Learn about higher education tax benefits|
|Go Higher KY||http://www.gohigherky.org||Detailed information and tools on KY Colleges and Universities|
|KY Higher Education Assistance Authority||http://www.kheaa.com||Learn about the KEES Scholarships,etc.|
|KY Affordable Prepaid Tuition||http://www.getkapt.com||Prepay your college tuition|
|KY Education Savings Plan Trust||http://www.kysaves.com||Start saving for college now|