A Federal Pell Grant is federal gift assistance that does not need to be repaid. The Federal Pell Grant is based upon eligibility determined annually by your FAFSA and enrollment status. Your grant amount may increase or decrease according to the exact course load for which you enroll each semester. Baccalaureate degree holders generally are not eligible for Federal Pell Grants. For more details, including current year maximum award amounts, visit the Federal Student Aid website. Information and requirements for receiving Pell Grants during the summer term can be found here.
Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship
A Pell grant eligible student (as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA) whose parent or guardian has died in the line of duty while serving as a public safety officer, may be eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant award. A student must be Pell eligible and be less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his/her parents or guardians death. If you think you may qualify for this award, please contact OSFAS@uky.edu for more information.
A CAP Grant is state funded gift assistance awarded by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance (KHEAA). You will receive official notification directly from KHEAA regarding the amount for which you are eligible and the campus where the grant may be used. This award may not exceed your need. Baccalaureate degree holders are not eligible for CAP Grants. The current maximum amount for 2022-23 is $5,300 per year for full-time enrollment. Amounts are prorated at $221 per hour for students enrolled less than full-time. Minimum enrollment of 6 hours per semester required. For more details, visit KHEAA's web site.
Federal SEOG is federal gift assistance normally awarded to full-time students with the greatest levels of financial need and who are Pell Grant recipients. Baccalaureate degree holders are not eligible for Federal SEOG Grants. Most awards are $500 per year. For more details, please see the Department of Education's web site.