The State of Kentucky has several financial aid programs for Kentucky residents administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). Kentucky State University participates in the following state programs: College Access Program (CAP), Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES), KHEAA Teacher Scholarship, Robert C. Byrd Scholarship, Early Childhood Development Scholarship (ECDS), Mary Jo Young Scholarship, and the Go Higher Grant. Please visit website for more information on these programs.

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES)

You may have earned KEES if you graduated from a certified Kentucky High school and maintained a high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and/or received a score of 15 or better on your ACT (or SAT equivalent score). You may view your award amount at

Please visit KHEAA’s frequently asked questions website for any additional information,

College Access Program (CAP) Grant

The State of Kentucky provides need-based grants to undergraduate, Kentucky residents through the College Access Program (CAP). To be eligible for CAP, you must meet requirements to be eligible for the Pell Grant, be working on your first bachelor’s degree, and be enrolled at least half-time. You must complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 in order to be considered for these limited state grant funds. You will be notified of your eligibility directly by KHEAA. You need to apply through the FAFSA each year. You can receive the CAP grant for up to 8 semesters during fall and spring only. You may be awarded an additional semester if a previous CAP award had been reduced due to part-time enrollment. This award is adjusted to the number of hours you are enrolled as illustrated below:

2013-2014 CAP Grant Enrolled Hours per Semester Award per Semester
6 $474
7 $553
8 $632
9 $711
10 $790
11 $869
12 $950