Grants

Financial aid for the Learn on Demand program functions a little differently than financial aid for courses on campus or online through Learn By Term. Please contact the Go KCTCS! Student Service Center for more information.

Grants, education benefits, and tuition waivers or reductions are gift aid that you are not required to repay. Generally noncompetitive, awards are based on financial need and basic eligibility criteria. Tuition waivers, regardless of the source, are considered a form of financial aid that may reduce your eligibility for other financial aid. In your quests for gift aid, don’t forget to research the wide array of scholarships available from agencies, companies, civic organizations, and individuals who support higher education.

Applying for Grants

When you complete the Free Application for Federal Student aid (FAFSA), and are admitted to a Kentucky Community and Technical College System college, you will be considered for these federal, state, and [institutional / KCTCS / local / private] grants. No additional application is required, unless noted in the grant descriptions below.

Awards are based on a variety of factors, including:

  • Your financial need
  • Criteria specific to the grant
  • Availability of funds

Need-based federal, state, and KCTCS Funding

The grant sources below are listed in order of their importance to student funding.

Federal Pell

The Pell Grant program is one of the most popular types of financial aid. Pell Grants are available to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree or a professional degree.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

This federal program provides funding for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Priority is given to students who also receive the Federal Pell Grant.

Federal College Work Study (FCWS)

This program helps eligible students pay for college expenses by providing part-time employment through their colleges. The program is based on financial need. Students must be accepted into the program to qualify. Many different types of jobs qualify for the program. Students are assured of receiving at least federal minimum wage for the duration of their employment. The FWS program helps to ensure that college students who are truly in need of the money get the jobs.