In general, you’re eligible as long as you:
The federal government and ACT provide electronic forms that estimate how much you might receive. No amount is certain until you apply, but these forms will give you a good, general idea.
If you answer no to all of the questions below, you are considered dependent. If you answer yes to any of these questions, you are considered independent:
If you declare yourself independent, you’ll need to gather the information below for you. If you’re married, you’ll need to gather this information for both you and your spouse. If you declare yourself a dependent student, you’ll need the following for you and your parents:
The Kentucky Community Technical College System provides printable versions of the forms we use.
If you apply online, your application will be processed in a week. If you apply by mail, it will take about four weeks. Unless any problems arise, you will get a Student Aid Report in the mail showing how much aid you may receive and how much you’ll need to pay.
We have a written procedure you can review in the Office of Financial Aid. After tuition, fees, and required book costs are paid, refunds will be sent to you. This usually occurs approximately four to six weeks after classes begin.
Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning credits are subtracted from your taxes. They cover tuition and any costs you need to pay to enroll, except insurance, medical and health fees, room and board, transportation, or similar living expenses.
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) educational benefits are designated to provide eligible individuals with an opportunity for educational and career growth. It is certainly one of the most valuable benefits afforded to veterans and qualified dependents and should be wisely utilized. Veterans have earned the right to use their educational benefits for the purpose it was intended for, and we at OCTC are both pleased and honored to assist you in utilizing it to your best advantage. We welcome you to our campus and hope you will significantly benefit through your studies.
OCTC Veterans’ Affairs Representative/Veterans Certifying Official
Phone: (270) 686-4631