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Nearly $269 million in additional boost for Kentucky colleges and universities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Kentucky’s colleges and universities were allocated a total of $269,307,632 to support students and campus communities during the coronavirus crisis. The federal funding, distributed by the U.S. Department of Education, was made available by the additional, targeted COVID-19 rescue legislation Senator McConnell negotiated and led to the enactment in December.

“Kentucky’s colleges and universities have taken bold and innovative steps to protect their campus communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m proud to announce these additional federal resources that will support students as they pursue their education and reach for their goals,” said Senator McConnell. “With the increasing distribution of safe and effective vaccines across Kentucky, we are closer than ever to ending this crisis. As we do, our institutions of higher education are well-positioned to help our Commonwealth come roaring back.”

Last year, Senator McConnell announced the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which he introduced and led to the enactment in about a week, delivered more than $156 million to Kentucky’s colleges and universities. Schools could transfer the emergency financial aid to students to help pay for course materials, technology, housing, food, healthcare,ke and childcare costs.

Earlier this week, Senator McConnell also announced an additional investment of nearly $1.2 billion into Kentucky’s K-12 education, including private schools, and childcare facilities.

Below are the colleges and universities in Kentucky receiving funding:

School Name


Alice Lloyd College


American College of Barbering


American National University


Appalachian Beauty School


Asbury Theological Seminary


Asbury University


Ashland Community and Technical College


ATA College


Barrett & Company School of Hair Design


Beckfield College


Bellarmine University


Berea College


Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Bluegrass Community and Technical College



Brescia University


Campbellsville University


Centre College of Kentucky


Eastern Kentucky University


Elizabethtown Community and Technical College


Galen Health Institutes


Gateway Community and Technical College

Georgetown College



Hazard Community and Technical College

Henderson Community College



Hopkinsville Community College


Ideal Beauty Academy


Jefferson Community and Technical College

Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology



Kentucky Christian University


Kentucky Horseshoeing School


Kentucky State University


Kentucky Wesleyan College


Lexington Healing Arts Academy


Lexington Theological Seminary


Lindsey Institute of Cosmetology


Lindsey Wilson College


Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Maysville Community and Technical College

Medical Career and Technical College



MedQuest College


Midway University


Morehead State University


Murray State University


Paul Mitchell The School ‐ Lexington


Paul Mitchell The School  Louisville


PJ’s College of Cosmetology


PJ’s College of Cosmetology


Regina Webb Academy


Somerset Community College


Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College




Spalding University

Sullivan University



Summit Salon Academy


Thomas More University


Transylvania University


TriState Barber College


Union College


University of Kentucky


University of Louisville


University of Pikeville


University of the Cumberlands


West Kentucky Community and Technical College


Western Kentucky University