NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY:
164.748(4) requires KHEAA to
promulgate administrative regulations pertaining to the awarding of grants,
scholarships, and honorary scholarships as provided in
This administrative regulation establishes application procedures and selection
criteria for the administration of the Go Higher Grant Program.
"Demonstrated financial need" means an
expected family contribution (EFC) of no more than 150 percent of the CAP Grant
EFC as set forth in
, Section 1.
(2) "Eligible institution" is defined by
(3) "Eligible student" is defined by
(4) "Half-time enrollment" means enrollment
in a minimum of six (6) hours of course work.
Eligibility Criteria. In order to
be eligible to receive grant funds under this program, an individual shall:
(1) Be age twenty-four (24) or older by July
1 prior to the start of the first term during which the award will be
(2) Be enrolled at an
enrollment of less than half-time during the first semester in which the grant
(4) Have demonstrated
(5) Be enrolled as
an undergraduate student;
have earned a first baccalaureate degree;
(7) Be a Kentucky resident;
(8) Be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent
(9) Not be incarcerated
at either the time of application or receipt of an award; and
In default on any loan under Title IV of
the federal act, codified as
eligibility has been reinstated;
Liable for any amounts that exceed annual
or aggregate limits on any loan under Title IV of the federal act, codified as
Liable for overpayment of any grant or
loan under Title IV of the federal act, codified as
In order for an eligible student to be
considered for an award under this program, the student shall complete:
The Go Higher Grant Program Application
incorporated by reference in
The Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA) as required by
, Section 2.
(2) The priority deadline for applications
shall be July 1. Applications shall be accepted after that date with awards
made until funds are exhausted.
(1) An eligible student recipient shall
receive an award under this program for only one (1) academic year.
(2) The maximum award amount under this
program shall be $1,000 per recipient.
The amount of the award under this
program for the first semester of the recipient's enrollment shall be equal to:
(a) The cost of tuition at the participating
institution, not to exceed the maximum award amount; and
(b) A book allowance of fifty (50) dollars
per credit hour of enrollment, not to exceed the maximum award
(4) The amount of
the award under this program for the second semester of the recipient's
enrollment, if any, shall be equal to the difference between the maximum award
amount under this program and the amount received during the recipient's first
semester of enrollment up to the cost of tuition and book allowance.
(5) In making awards under this program,
priority shall be given to eligible applicants who have received a General
Education Development (GED) Certificate.
(1) Grant funds shall be disbursed by the
authority to the participating institution in the form of a single check, made
payable to the participating institution, or by electronic funds transfer
delivered to the participating institution for subsequent delivery for
application to the account of the award recipient.
(2) Within thirty (30) days following receipt
of the eligibility verification file, the disbursement of grant funds by the
authority to the participating institution shall be made for subsequent
application to the account of the award recipient.
Reporting and Repayment
(1) The school shall verify
enrollment to the Authority after the time for adding or dropping classes at
the institution has passed.
a grant recipient officially or unofficially withdraws from or is expelled by
an institution before the first day of classes of the award period, the award
shall be deemed an over-award and a full refund or repayment of the award shall
(3) If the institution
is unable to document the student's last date of attendance, any grant
disbursement for that award period shall be subject to full refund and
(4) If, at any time, a
grant recipient's enrollment is terminated with no assessment of tuition and
fees by the institution, the full grant award shall be subject to cancellation,
if not yet disbursed, or refund and repayment if the grant has already been
(5) The institution
shall remit to the authority the amount of funds allocated from the refund
amount to the financial assistance programs administered by the authority as
soon as possible but no later than thirty (30) days after the end of the term
in which the student ceased to be enrolled.
If a refund is due from the participating
institution or a repayment is due from a student, the participating institution
shall transmit to the authority the refund and shall report:
(a) The student's name and Social Security
(b) The reason for the
refund or repayment;
(c) The date
of enrollment status change;
The academic term and award period; and
(e)The calculation used for determining the
refund or repayment.
Failure of the institution to make restitution if required shall, without
precluding other remedies, be deemed cause for limitation, suspension or
termination of the participation of the institution in accordance with