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Student Financial Assistance



Western Kentucky University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate certificate programs.  A list of certificate programs considered eligible for federal financial aid purposes are listed below.  Such programs meet the definition of “gainful employment” programs per federal regulations and are therefore subject to the Gainful Employment Disclosure requirements. 

Click on the name of the certificate program to find information on program costs, program length, occupations that the program prepares completers to enter, on-time completion rates, and median loan debt incurred for those who completed the program (if applicable).


Eligible Certificate Programs

GR Adult Education

GR Advanced Worksite Promotion

GR Aging Studies

GR Autism Spectrum Disorders

GR Business Sustainability

GR Career Services

GR CC Faculty Prep

GR Communicating in Healthcare

GR Communicating in Organizations

GR Community College Faculty Prep

GR Dietetic Practice

GR Educational Technology

GR Emergency Nurse Practitioner

GR Environmental Health and Safety

GR Facility and Event Management

GR Family Nurse Practitioner

GR Gender and Women's Studies

GR Geographic Information Science

GR Global Pathways and Sustainability

GR Historic Preservation

GR Instructional Design

GR Intercollegiate Athletic Admin

GR International Student Services

GR Lean Sigma

GR Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings

GR Nonprofit Administration

GR Nurse Administrator Post MSN

GR Nursing Education Post MSN

GR Organizational Leadership

GR Psyc Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

GR Religious Studies

GR Teaching ESOL

UG Drinking Water Operations

UG Financial Planning

UG Human Resource Management

UG IMedia

UG Information Systems

UG Kitchen and Bath

UG Real Estate

UG Worksite Health


Non-Eligible Certificate Programs

The programs listed below are not eligible programs for federal financial aid purposes.  However, if a student is concurrently pursuing a certificate program and another eligible program (i.e. Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree), federal financial aid can be awarded based on the eligible program.

UG Advanced Professionalism

UG Aging Specialist

UG American Sign Language

UG Automation

UG Canadian Studies

UG Citizenship & Social Responsibility

UG CNSS 4011

UG Computer Literacy

UG Cross Cultural Communication

UG Data Analysis SAS

UG Family Home Visiting

UG Food Processing and Technology

UG Geographic Information Systems

UG Interactive Training Design

UG Kentucky Studies

UG Land Surveying

UG Long-Term Care Administration

UG Manufacturing and Logistics

UG Manufacturing Process and Technology

UG Middle East Studies

UG Occupational Safety and Health

UG Organizational Leadership

UG Political Communication

UG Six Sigma and Quality





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 Last Modified 4/11/16