FRANKFURT – High school students should closely monitor deadlines when applying for college financial aid, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
“Our administration prioritizes education because it is one of the most important investments a student can make in their future,” said Governor Andy Beshear. “It’s important to take full advantage of any scholarship or grant opportunity that can help pay for technical training and college, and meeting deadlines will help you earn more free student aid so you don’t have to. to depend on so many loans. “
Here are some tips from KHEAA:
* File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible starting October 1. You must submit the FAFSA to be eligible for most federal and state student aid.
* Check with the financial aid offices of the schools you have applied to to determine if they require forms other than the FAFSA.
* Search for scholarships using KHEAA’s Affording Higher Education program and free online scholarship search. You can find a link to a free research site under the Pay for College tab on khea.com.
* Attend all university fairs and financial aid seminars offered in your area. If a business charges a fee to help with apps, remember you can do it yourself for free. If you do decide to pay for help, make sure the business is reputable by checking with the attorney general’s office or the Better Business Bureau for your area, as well as the region where the business is located.
KHEAA is the state agency that administers Kentucky student financial aid programs.