Education Loans

Help with Education Loans

For young people in Southern and Eastern Kentucky, higher education is an opportunity to pursue a chosen career or attain personal excellence. However, your academic performance is only one part of the ideal college plan. I hope the information below will help prospective students understand all the resources available to them. 

The key is to be determined and diligent in your search for financial aid opportunities. The following links should provide helpful information about sources of funding. 

Parents: It is never too early to start saving for college. Research the best college savings plan for your children as soon as possible. Once your child is in school, higher education expenses may be tax-deductible

Student Loans: The first step for any student seeking federal student aid is filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. Your FAFSA results will indicate your eligibility for student loans, grants, or work study programs. 

Scholarships: The StudentAid portal, FastWeb, and The College Board are just a few sources that students can search to find private scholarships. In the state of Kentucky, prospective students should contact the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) or Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation for assistance at the state level. 

Consumer Protections: If you think you may have been the victim of student loan fraud, please consult the Federal Trade Commission