State Aid

Kentucky State Grants

The Kentucky Tuition Grant (KTG) and College Access Program Grant (CAP) are funded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. They are awarded according to the need of Kentucky residents attending Kentucky colleges and are subject to availability of funds. These grants are not guaranteed; they are based on a students' "need" according to their cost of attendance.

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES)

This program is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), which offers Kentucky high school students an opportunity to earn college scholarships. This scholarship is based upon ACT scores and high school grade point averages. Students who have met the academic requirements for KEES will have their accounts automatically credited according to the amount they have earned. Students do not have to apply for a KEES award; it is sent automatically to the college once the college notifies KHEAA the student is enrolled.

To renew the scholarship, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher at the end of their first year.

At the end of their second, third, or fourth year of college, the students must meet one of the following requirements for KEES renewal:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher, or
  • Cumulative GPA at or between 2.50 and 2.99, and be certified as on track to graduate by the college

Kentucky Governor's Scholars Scholarship

This is a need-based scholarship awarded to first-time, full-time freshmen who are selected as a Kentucky Governor's Scholar or as a Kentucky Governor's Scholar for the School for the Arts. Students with a composite ACT score of 24 and a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 may receive up to a full tuition scholarship. Students with a composite ACT score of less than 24 or a high school GPA of less than 3.0 may receive a partial scholarship.

Ohio College Opportunity Grant

The Ohio Department of Higher Education administers the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) program, which provides grant money to Ohio residents who demonstrate the highest level of financial need (as determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA] that should be completed) who are enrolled at Ohio private, non-profit colleges. Lindsey Wilson College undergraduate students enrolled at the Hillsboro Community Campus location may receive this grant.