2017-18 FAFSA Changes


The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is changing this year! 2016-17 High School Seniors will need to complete the FAFSA starting October 1st instead of January 1st. Students AND parents need to create a FSA ID in order to apply for financial aid. Remember, completing the FAFSA is free and the earlier you complete it the more likely you will receive financial aid if eligible. This change affects current college students as well who will be re-applying for financial aid withe FAFSA. Below are several resources to help you complete your 2017-18 FAFSA in a timely manner.

  1. FAFSA Changes
  2. FAFSA Checklist
  3. Create Your FSA ID
  4. Complete the FAFSA




FAFSA Verification


KHEAA1Every year the U.S. Department of Education requires some students to verify the information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This important process ensures the proper amount of aid is going to the most qualified students. If you have been selected for verification, you MUST provide the information requested or you will NOT be eligible for state or federal aid. KHEAA is partnering with your school to make sure this process goes as smoothly as possible. Please follow the steps below to start the KHEAA Verify process.

KHEAA Verification Flyer

FAFSA Checklist ~ 2016-2017

FAFSA: IRS Data Retrieval Tool


If you estimated your 2014 income and tax information when you first submitted the 2015-2016 FAFSA, you must update your income information once you have filed your taxes. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is the best way to do that because it transfers your tax information directly to the FAFSA. However, some people are ineligible and must request a tax transcript from the IRS. For more information on FAFSA and how to use the Data Retrieval Tool you can download this document and review page four.

College Goal Kentucky

CollegeGoalKYCollege Goal Kentucky will be hosted at over 30 sites throughout Kentucky in late 2014 through spring 2015. For the date and location of the site nearest you, visit our Locations page. If you were not able to attend and you still need help with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) you are encouraged to:

  • Call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)
  • Call toll-free, 1-888-4-KASFAA (1-888-452-7322)
  • Call the school you plan to attend

FAFSA Workshop

FAFSA_Logo_HeaderThere will be a FAFSA workshop at Trimble County High School on January 13th at 6pm.  This workshop provides assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Bob McDermott from KHEAA (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority) will guide students and families through the application process. Participants will receive direct help in completing each section of the FAFSA application. For more information on the FAFSA you can go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. Download the 2015-16 FAFSA checklist.

If you follow the Trimble County College and Career Center’s social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest you can stay up to date on all things college and career related.  Please take advantage of the FAFSA workshop and contact us with any questions you may have.

FAFSA Checklist


January 1st will be here before you know it.  Are you ready to fill out the FAFSA?  Get a head start and start gathering your information today. KHEAA provides a great checklist to ensure you have everything you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  As a reminder the correct website is https://fafsa.ed.gov. Remember the application is FREE. Beware of websites that offer to help you fill out the application for a fee.  The FAFSA4caster tool will help you estimate your eligibility for federal student aid.


JCTC Scholarships

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Jefferson Community and Technical College offers numerous scholarships to both new students and currently enrolled students at the College.

  • To apply, click on the Scholarship for which you wish to apply for, then complete the scholarship application and return it to the Jefferson Financial Aid Office on any JCTC Campus by the deadline listed on the application.
  • Please print and complete an application form for each individual scholarship.

All applications must be returned with any requested supporting documentation, such as transcripts, tax information or essays by the application deadline.

  • Applications are accepted each Spring semester for the following Fall / Spring semesters.
  • The Deadline is March 1, unless otherwise noted.
  • Financial need is considered.
  • Scholarship applicants also must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the scholarship application deadline.

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