“This program will really get any seniors that take time to do it all the information they need to know. This will really help me make some very serious decisions for my future,” Ben Hall said. Hall is a senior at Betsy Layne High School in Floyd County.
GoHigherKY.org is a one-stop Web site for college and career planning. A cooperative effort among colleges, state agencies and other organizations, the site may be used by students in grades 8-12, parents, college students, adult students and guidance counselors. Students can run free scholarship searches, transfer information to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), find colleges that match their preferences and apply to colleges online. A new feature lets high school seniors send their transcripts to Kentucky colleges.
The college planning section provides checklists for students in grades 8-12. Beginning with the junior year, the site provides a month-by-month list of actions college-bound students should take. The college planning section also allows students to keep track of their courses and grades as they go through high school.
The Counselor Center helps counselors track their students' progress through the college admissions process. The center also allows counselors to combine their calendar of events with students' calendars and communicate with students via online chats and e-mails.
To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, visit www.GoHigherKY.org. For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit www.kheaa.com; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798; or call (800) 928-8926, extension 7381. For more information about student loans, visit www.studentloanpeople.com; write The Student Loan People, P.O. Box 24328, Louisville, KY 40224-0328; or call (888) 678-4625.