kheaa2 300MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (11/18/13) - Many students might wonder, "How can I afford to continue my education beyond high school?" Families, struggle to pay the bills, making higher education for their children seem difficult to attain. However, various forms of continued education and training are still available. They can be anything from a four-year program at an in-state university to a less expensive community or technical college close to home. And various forms of financial aid are available, both from the educational institution itself and from outside sources. Help is available for students who seek it.

First check out how much you have earned during your four years in high school at the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) Web site, by clicking on the sign-in button. A GPA of 2.5 and higher can earn you a scholarship of between $125-500 per year in college for each year of high school. Consistently high grades during four years of high school add up to a substantial scholarship.

Many Kentucky students do not apply for financial aid because they think their parents make too much money for them to qualify. Students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online to find out if they're eligible for state and federal student aid programs. You should do this in late fall or during December vacation. If you wait until the last minute to apply for financial aid, the money could run out.

For more information on paying for education and training beyond high school, please contact your local County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, Laura Holt, at 270- 338-3124. Ask for the Extension publication, FCS5-455, Paying for Continued Education.

Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Janie Culton,
Muhlenberg County Extension Office

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14

Most Read This Week

April 13, 2015 6178

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 14, 2015 4917

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 4796

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 16, 2015 3360

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 18, 2015 3307

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read This Month

March 18, 2015 10059

UPDATE: Hanson Man Located in Henderson, Taken to…

by Trooper Stu Recke
April 02, 2015 8446

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 17, 2015 4796

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 18, 2015 3307

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 17, 2015 1179

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 17, 2015 1134

Two Charged in Connection with Powderly Firearms…

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 1026

Police Officers Building Up Community by Helping…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 913

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 879

MPD Offers Advice On Prom, Underage Drinking

by Lt. Billy Poe
April 17, 2015 845

'The Bidding is On' at Annual Library Auction

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 562

Brown Pitches Baseball to Series Opener over…

by UK Athletics
April 17, 2015 550

Free Seedling Plantings Available While Supplies…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News