Grants are considered "free money" and are not required to be paid back. Eligibility for grants is determined by the information submitted on the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. All grants are considered need based.
Basic eligibility requirements for grants include:
- Students must be admitted into an undergraduate degree seeking program, and cannot have earned a Bacherlor's degree.
- Must file a FAFSA each year and be assigned a Pell eligible EFC
- CAP ad SEOG grants have limited funding and are awarded only until funds are exhausted.
College Access Program (Cap Grants)
College Access Program grants, or CAP Grants are a state funded grant program. The award amount may vary from year to year. In order to be eligible for the CAP Grant, the student must have a current FAFSA on file, be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and be a Kentucky resident. To find the current year rates, as well as specific eligibility requirements, please visit the KHEAA . The CAP Grant is awarded until funds are exhausted. The FAFSA form is available after January 1st of each year. you are encouraged to file your FAFSA as close to this date as possible to increase your chances of receiving this grant as funds are exhausted very early every year.
The Federal Pell Grant is federally funded and awarded to undergraduate students only (those who have not yet earned at least one Bachelor's degree) with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant award amounts vary each year, and may be awarded to both full-time and part-time students, pro-rated based on the actual number of hours enrolled.
The Pell Grant is initially awarded at the full time award amount. After the university's 100% drop/add period is over, hours are frozen and award amounts will be adjusted to the correct amount for the number of hours you were enrolled in at that time. Pell Grant awards will not be adjusted up or down after this deadline has passed, unless you are enrolled less-than-full-time and add a bi-term course that begins and ends within that same semester.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
SEOG Grants are federally funded and awarded by the University to the undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours.