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You Can Do It

How to Choose and Apply

Exploring and Applying to Kentucky’s Public Postsecondary Institutions - This resource provides links to schedule campus visits, admissions applications and counselors, scholarships and financial aid, and explore academic programs for all of Kentucky’s public postsecondary institutions.

Kentucky Students’ Right to Know Dashboard - This dashboard links college majors to the most in-demand jobs in Kentucky; it also provides information about typical education requirements, wages and institutions offering these majors.

College Applications 101 - This KHEAA-produced video provides an overview of the college application process, including researching colleges’ admissions/application requirements, providing transcripts and meeting deadlines.

How to Pay for College

Four Kinds of Financial Aid – and a Bonus - This video from KHEAA provides an overview on the four kinds of financial aid – grants, scholarships, work study and loans – plus a bonus type of financial aid.

2022-23 KHEAA FAFSA Completion Guide - This helpful guide created by KHEAA helps you identify what information you will need to complete the FAFSA, as well as help you answer questions about dependency, which parent’s information to use, and how to transfer tax information into your FAFSA.

How to Get Started

If you're ready to start the conversation, our institutions would love to hear from you. Select a campus in the form below to go to their contact form.

Certificates in a Trade Are an Option

In Kentucky, you can learn a trade at Kentucky community and technical college or even at a public university. These schools offer certificate programs from HVAC to nursing to child care to radiology tech.

Some High-Need Areas for Those with a Certificate

  • Motorcycle Mechanics
  • Audio and Video Technicians
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Firefighting Supervisors and Firefighters
  • Hairdressers and Barbers
  • Aircraft Mechanics
  • Massage Therapists
  • Computer Programmers
  • Electricans
  • Ship Captains and Pilots
  • EMTs and Paramedics
  • HVAC Mechanics and Installers
Source: Future Skills Report. KYSTATS

Learning a Trade Can Be Free

Kentucky's WorkReady Scholarship can help you get trained for a high paying, in-demand job in four months or less. Over 2,600 course options are available.

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Business and IT
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation and logistics