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    Financial Aid

    Financial Aid

    Education and Career Training can be one of the most valuable investments you can make. KHS offers Student financial Assistance to those who qualify. Learn more…

    Student Aid: Turn Your Goals into Reality

    Financial support can turn your career and lifestyle goals into reality. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, individuals with Post Secondary training earn high levels of income than the average High School Graduate. Successful investment in your future will help you secure a career and a stable future — but many people need financial assistance in order to gain professional Career Training.

    The knowledgeable Financial Aid Administrators at KHS are happy to sit down one-on-one with you to go through all of your financial options. There are so many Financial Aid options and variables, it really pays to speak with an experienced professional and explore your opportunities.


    Application for Financial Aid

    Get Started with Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid: FAFSA

    Prospective students may complete an application online at www.khs.vfao.com, secure an application to participate in Federal Student Aid programs from the Student Financial Aid department of KHS, or from a high school counselor. Once filed, the application will be processed electronically. The central processor will calculate the Expected Family Contribution according to the Federal Needs Analysis. All information submitted to the central processor is subject to various edits.

    Students have the option to obtain their own PIN and file the application on their own by using the US Department of Education FREE Application for Federal Student Aid Web Site or mailing the application via regular mail. http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.


    Federal and State Student Grants

    Federal and State Aid programs are designed to provide financial assistance to those students who have demonstrated financial need. These funds are considered “gift aid” because they do not have to be they do not have to be repaid. Some examples of Federal and State Grants:

    Pell Grant
    FSEOG – Federal Student Education Opportunity Grant
    FWS – Federal Work Study Imagine America High School Scholarship Opportunity
    WIA Workforce Investment Act

    Imagine America is one of the few scholarship programs available to high school seniors interested in a career college education. Through this innovative and far-reaching program, three graduating seniors from every high school in the United States and Puerto Rico each year are eligible to receive a $1,000 Imagine America scholarship.

    Any high school senior who is planning on attending a participating career school or college is eligible for the Imagine America scholarship. Students must meet standard admissions requirements and other guidelines including:

    1. High school GPA of 2.5 or greater (on a 4.0 scale)
    2. Financial need
    3. Demonstrated voluntary community service during their senior year and
    4. Likelihood of successfully completing post-secondary education.

    For more information or to apply please go to www.imagine-america.org.
    Financial Assistance in the form of loans and grants is available to qualified students. There are also scholarship opportunities. KHS makes every possible effort to aid those students who need financial assistance in order to complete their college programs. Applicants in need should apply for financial assistance at the same time they apply for admission to Kentucky Horseshoeing School.

    Students seeking financial assistance through any of the available programs should request information and appropriate financial aid counseling from KHS. The Financial Aid Administrator will be pleased to assist in completing and submitting all forms to the appropriate agency/lender. The student is responsible for providing accurate information. Financial aid consists of Grants, Scholarships and Loans. Please remember that loans must be repaid and should not be considered entitlements.

    There is a wide variety of scholarship opportunities available, all with different criteria.


    Financial Aid: Find Out More – Know Your Options

    Why not schedule a time to meet with a Financial Aid advisor at Kentucky Horseshoeing School to see what Scholarships, Bursaries, Grants and/or other funding options may be available to you?

    Click Here or call the KHS campus to contact a Kentucky Horseshoeing School Financial Aid Advisor and ask about coming in for a Financial Aid consultation.

    GENERAL INFORMATION
    β€’ Financial Aid Policies
    β€’ KHS Payment Plan

    Kentucky Horseshoeing School is aware of the financial burden of a college education. In an effort to offer an alternative payment option, Kentucky Horseshoeing School partners with TFC Tuition Financing to offer our students and families a tuition payment plan each semester. This plan will allow students and families to avoid the traditional lump-sum payments and spread this payment evenly for up to 18 months.

    The TFC Tuition Payment Plan option permits students and families to budget costs for tuition, housing and fees. The program is not a loan so there are no interest or finance charges, and there is no credit check. The cost to enroll in this plan is $50 per trimester, and monthly payments can be made from an automatic bank account draft or charged to a credit card.

    Payment plan enrollment beginning and ending dates vary depending on the class you are enrolled in. Typically, the enrollment dates are as follows for each semester:

    January – October 1-December 15
    April – January 1-March 15
    July – April 1-June 15
    Sept/Oct – July 1-September 15

    The payment plan option is most beneficial when participants enroll early. Early enrollees can avoid the required down payment and maximize their timeframe of monthly payments.

    For more details regarding the tuition payment plan, including enrollment deadlines and payment schedules, please contact the Financial Aid Office at Kentucky Horseshoeing School, or email finance@khsus.com.


    STANDARD FINANCING

    Private financing is available for educational expenses through two outside providers, TFC Credit Finance and Universal Finance Corporation. Loans can be taken for up to 48 months, at an average interest rate of 9%. A 20% down payment on total loan amount is required, along with a credit check and application fees. Loan repayment begins on day 30 of students’ education and continues through the end of the term of the loan. Payments can be made via automatic bank draft or credit card.


    Federal Financial Aid Deadlines

    1st Friday of February – Kentucky Horseshoeing School Scholarship application for returning students must be submitted. Access application from the financial aid menu at www.khs.vfao.com.

    March 1 – FAFSA application must be received by Kentucky Horseshoeing School Financial Aid Office in order to receive priority consideration.

    February – May – Early estimate award notifications will be made by the Kentucky Horseshoeing School Financial Aid Office. Students will be notified via their PAWS e-mail account when their award is made. Instructions for accessing award information will be included.

    Beginning June – Official Award Notifications will be made and students will be notified via e-mail. The Office of Financial Aid will begin processing Parent PLUS loan applications.

    July 1 – Student financial aid files must be complete in order to have funds to pay fees by the Fall Semester deadline. Files complete after this date will be processed as time permits, and students will be reimbursed any funds awarded.


    Steps to Apply

    1. Apply and be accepted for admission to Kentucky Horseshoeing School.

    2. Apply for financial aid by completing the Interview and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA online at http://www.khs.vfao.com/. (Students who have previously applied for aid and have supplied the Department of Education with an email address, will be sent notifications electronically via e-mail)

    3. When completing the FAFSA, be sure to list Kentucky Horseshoeing School in the school section of the application using our Federal School Code of 001602. This will allow us to receive an electronic copy of the application.(Students should also be certain that all necessary signatures are included.)

    4. In no more than four weeks, the student will receive an e-mail notification with a direct link to the student’s online Student Aid Report (SAR). If an e-mail address was not provided on the application, the information will be mailed to the student. An electronic copy will also be sent to KHS if so indicated. Please carefully read the comment section on the SAR to determine if any further action is required to complete the application process. If any information is incorrect, follow the instructions provided on the SAR.

    5. Please verify online information in khs.vfao.com to see that an electronic copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) has been received.

    6. Verification is the process by which the U.S. Department of Education requires schools to check a certain percentage of their financial aid applications for accuracy. If the application is selected, the student will be asked to submit additional information to the Financial Aid Office. (At a minimum, possible documentation will include a completed verification worksheet, student’s federal tax transcript, and if applicable, the parent’s or spouse’s tax transcript).

    7. Parents of dependent students, may apply for a Direct PLUS Loan, online at www.studentloans.gov. Parents will start the Federal Direct PLUS application process and sign the master promissory note online using the parent’s FAFSA PIN.

    8. Students will be notified via their school email of their eligibility for financial aid through either an electronic Award Letter or explanation of ineligibility. This notification is typically sent within a few weeks. However, it will take longer during peak processing times.

    9. Be sure to report to the Financial Aid Office, in writing, any pending outside scholarships.


    Status of Financial Aid Application

    Log into your account at www.khs.vfao.com to view the status of your financial aid application.


    How Financial Aid is Determined


    Change in Information

    Awards are based on the information students provide on applications for aid. Changes to that information (marital status, number of dependents, place of residence, withdrawal from period of enrollment, reduction in the number of hours carried, change in academic program, Social Security or Veteran’s Benefits, etc.) must be reported promptly in writing to the Financial Aid Office for a determination of the impact, if any, on the amount of funds awarded to the student. It is often necessary to revise awards, especially if federal or state funds are a part of the award, in order to avoid exceeding your demonstrated financial eligibility.

    The Financial Aid Office must, therefore, reserve and/or modify the student’s award at any time. Failure to contact the Financial Aid Office may jeopardize continuation of aid, cause cancellation of aid, or require repayment of funds already disbursed to the student. All awards are contingent upon the availability of funds.

    Office of Financial Aid
    Kentucky Horseshoeing School
    3612 Lexington Road
    Richmond, KY 40475
    859-575-4063
    FAX: 859-575-4068


    Enrollment Status

    Requirements for the number of semester hours of credit the student must maintain for loans, scholarships, grants, and work may vary. At KHS, most financial aid is packaged based upon anticipated full-time enrollment: 12 hours for undergraduate, 9 hours for graduates.


    REPAYMENT

    Students who register, then withdraw, DROP DOWN out, are expelled, or change enrollment status are subject to the Department of Education’s regulations regarding return of Title IV Federal Aid, and may have to repay a portion or all of the aid received to the University.

    Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any additional questions.


    Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy


    Disbursement of Financial Aid


    Outside Scholarships

    Be aware that hometown churches, clubs, professional organizations, and civic groups sometimes offer scholarships. Students who are awarded a scholarship from a source other than Kentucky Horseshoeing School should contact the Financial Aid Office for further information. For more information on any scholarship questions, contact the Financial Aid Office at 859-575-4063.
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    Any resources that a student receives or expects to receive should be reported promptly to the Financial Aid Office. The receipt of other resources may result in reduction, cancellation, and/or repayment of need-based aid.


    FORMS (ALL PDF LINKS)

    β€’ FAFSA WORKSHEET
    β€’ Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet
    β€’ Verification Procedures
    β€’ Request of documentation
    β€’ Verification Documents
    β€’ Child Support Worksheet
    β€’ Dependent Worksheet
    β€’ Independent Worksheet
    β€’ SNAP Benefits
    β€’ Student Dependency Status Worksheet
    β€’ Additional Financial Information Worksheet