The Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) is available to graduates of an eligible Kentucky high school that are residents of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The scholarship is made available to eligible students by Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
As a new high school graduate, you do not need to request your KEES award. All your high school information has been reported for you by your high school guidance counselor. Once you have been admitted and enrolled, KCTCS will report your enrollment to KHEAA.
As a transfer student coming to Jefferson, you will need to contact the Financial Aid Office and request that your KEES eligibility be reviewed. The GPA from your last college must be submitted to KHEAA by that college.
To maintain your KEES award, you must meet certain eligibility criteria. In addition to being a degree seeking student and resident of Kentucky, KEES regulations require you to maintain a minimum GPA and to be 'on track' to graduate. Your 'on track' status will be sent to KHEAA along with your cumulative GPA at the end of each spring term.
If you have previously lost your KEES award due to a low GPA and you attended Jefferson during your KEES suspension, please complete the “KEES Reinstatement Form” and submit it to the Financial Aid Office to have your GPA reported manually to KHEAA.
If eligible, home school and GED students must be reported manually to KHEAA to receive an ACT Supplemental Bonus. Please complete the “KEES- Non Certified or GED Form” and submit to the Financial Aid Office with your high school/GED diploma (with graduation date) and your ACT/SAT score report.
KEES will expire five years after high school graduation or after eight semesters of use, whichever comes first.
If you believe you have remaining KEES eligibility but KEES is not listed on your award notification, please contact the Jefferson Financial Aid Office.
For assistance, please call 855.246.5282 (855.2GO.JCTC) or visit our Student Service Center online.