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KHEAA-Administered Programs

Dual Credit Scholarship Program

The Dual Credit Scholarship provides assistance for Kentucky high school and home school students who are taking dual credit classes at a participating Kentucky college or university. Eligible students may receive scholarships for up to two classes.

  • Student must:
    • Be a Kentucky resident; and
    • Be enrolled in a Kentucky public or private high school, or Kentucky home school, in grades 11 or 12; and
    • Be enrolled, or approved for enrollment, in an approved dual credit class at a participating Kentucky college or university; and
    • Complete a 30-minute college success counseling session each year a scholarship is awarded.
  • Award:
    • Equal to dual credit class amount charged by the participating college or university.
    • Limited to two General Education dual credit classes for the 2022-23 year.
    • May not be used for developmental, remedial or repeated classes.
  • Participating colleges and universities have agreed to:
    • Charge no more than the dual credit tuition ceiling rate, which is 1/2 of the KCTCS hourly tuition rate ($91 per credit hour for the 2022-2023 year), for all dual credit classes taken by Kentucky high school and home school students regardless of scholarship eligibility.
    • Charge no additional fees to dual credit students including, but not limited to, lab fees, special equipment and admission/application fees.
  • Application:
    • Kentucky public and private high school students:
    • The student’s high school will send information to KHEAA identifying the students taking dual credit. KHEAA will, in turn, contact students to obtain college and semester preferences for scholarship use.
    • Kentucky home school students:
    • Complete and submit the Dual Credit Scholarship Application.
    • The deadline for submitting a 2022-2023 year application is October 1, 2022 for the fall semester and March 1, 2023 for the spring semester.
  • Other:
    • KHEAA will notify all applicants of their award or denial status.
    • Scholarship funds will be disbursed by KHEAA to the student’s participating college or university upon receipt of enrollment verification.

Dual Credit Scholarship Program Resources

If you have questions or need more information, please contact KHEAA at (800) 928-8926 or studentaid@kheaa.com.