Kentucky Coal County College Completion Program provides financial assistance to students from coal counties
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 17, 2014) — Gov. Steve Beshear will be at the University of Pikeville on Thursday to ceremonially sign House Bill 2, the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Program. The signing will be held at 2:15 p.m., in Booth Auditorium Lobby, Record Memorial Building, Level 5.
The bill, which was signed into law in April, was created to provide financial assistance to help students earning a bachelor’s degree at postsecondary education institutions located in coal-producing counties.
To qualify for the programs students need to:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a permanent resident of a Kentucky coal‐producing county.
- Have earned at least sixty (60) credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree.
- Be enrolled at least half‐time in a bachelor’s degree program.
- Be in good academic standing.
- Have no past due financial obligations to KHEAA.
The program awards:
- Up to $6,800 per year at nonprofit, independent institution located in a coal-producing county.
- Up to $2,300 per year at public university extension campus located in a coal‐producing county.
- Up to $3,400 per year at public or nonprofit, independent institution whose main campus is in Kentucky, but not in a coal‐producing county.