The Kentucky Higher Education Authority (KHEAA), along with other educational organizations has kicked off #FAFSAFebruary in an effort to encourage Kentuckians who are going to college in the fall to fill out the FAFSA(free application for student aid).
According to the Form Your Future FAFSA Tracker, Kentucky has seen a 19% decrease in completion for high school students. Edmonson County High school has also seen a significant decrease in completion compared to a year ago.
Many students do not fill out the form because they feel their family makes too much money, but that is not always the case. In addition to federal and state grants and loans for those that qualify, the FAFSA is also used by many colleges to determine scholarship eligibility. Billions of dollars set aside for student federal aid goes unused due to lack of FAFSA completion.
If you have questions or concerns regarding the FAFSA you may contact Mrs. Culbreth or Ms. Hughes at ECHS. For other high schools contact your school counselor or any of KHEAA’s outreach counselors (https://www.kheaa.com/website/kheaa/counselors?main=6).
ECHS AmeriCorps Kentucky College Coach