Costs and Financial Aid
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A college education is an excellent investment in your future. A degree, diploma, or certificate will pay off throughout your career—in higher salaries, better professional opportunities, and personal satisfaction.
An education here at Somerset Community College (SCC) is an especially good value. Tuition costs are very affordable, especially for residents of Kentucky. In addition, we offer a wide range of financial aid programs. Ready to get started? Apply for financial aid now, get answers to frequently asked questions, or contact our Office of Financial Aid for help or more information.
Yes! There is an App for That!
Looking for a quick way to see your financial aid award? With the new financial aid feature on the KCTCS app you can easily view your past and current awards. Don’t have the KCTCS app? It’s ok! You can download it on your mobile phone or tablet and take your information with you wherever you go! Download the latest version of our App.
Students can start filing new FAFSA in October
One of the biggest changes in the college financial aid process begins soon, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
Students who will file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, most often called the FAFSA, for the 2017-2018 school year can do so beginning Oct. 1. Until this year, they could not do so until Jan. 1.
The change will make it easier for students and parents to complete the FAFSA because they can use their 2015 tax information instead of waiting until they have their 2016 tax information.
Students should file the FAFSA as soon as possible because some student aid programs have limited funding. Those who submit their FAFSA early have a better chance of receiving aid from those programs.
KHEAA is the state agency that administers Kentucky’s student financial aid programs, including the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES). Its sister agency, the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation (KHESLC), offers Advantage Loans to help students and parents pay for college or to refinance student loans. For more information about Advantage Loans, visit www.advantageeducationloan.com.
For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit www.kheaa.com; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call 800-928-8926, ext. 6-7214.
You can now complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or the FAFSA, using information from TWO years prior. Please watch this short video to learn how this benefits you.
Consumer Information and Student Right-to-Know
Consumer Information on College Navigator Website:
How to Fill Out Your Fafsa
IRS Data Retrieval Tool
This brief video tutorial shows you step-by-step instructions for how to submit corrections
on your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
IRS Data Retrieval Tool - 2015-16 FAFSA
Below is a video explaining how to establish your FSA ID; to replace the PIN; and, set up a new FAFSA password. It's recommended to view in full screen mode.