Grants

Federal Pell Grant

A Federal Pell Grant is federal gift assistance that does not need to be repaid. The Federal Pell Grant is based upon eligibility and enrollment status. Your grant may increase or decrease according to the exact course load for which you enroll each semester. Baccalaureate degree holders are not eligible for Federal Pell Grants. The current maximum amount is $5,920 per year. For more details, visit the Department of Education's web site. Pell Grant funds for summer will only be available to Pell eligible students who were enrolled less than full-time during the most recent fall and/or spring semester and who did not receive their full scheduled Pell Grant for the current academic year. Students seeking Pell Grant or other funding for summer courses must submit the Summer 2017 Request for Federal Aid form available after March 1 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 Stephen Furnish at Stephen.furnish@uky.edu for more information.  

 

 

College Access Program (CAP) Grant

A CAP Grant is state funded gift assistance awarded by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance (KHEAA). You will receive official notification by mail 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 is $1,900 per year. For more details, visit the Kentucky Department of Education's web site.

 

 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

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. The AVERAGE award is $600 per year. For more details, please see the Department of Education's web site.