Education Matters

Education Matters is KET's monthly series exploring the educational issues that face Kentuckians. The program is hosted by KET's public affairs reporter, Bill Goodman.

September's Education Matters

College Financial Aid Call-In 2017

Monday, September 12 at 9:00 pm ET on KET

College should be a time of growth and discovery, but for many it can also be a source of stress as students and parents try to find a way to pay for it. Fortunately, financial aid assistance is available.

KET’s “College Financial Aid Call-In 2017” offers help in navigating the all-important college financial aid application process. The program, hosted by Renee Shaw, features a panel of financial aid representatives from public and private Kentucky colleges and universities who will provide information on the availability of scholarships, grants and other financial aid and offer tips on applying for student loans. Issues discussed by the panel include common application mistakes, documents necessary to apply for financial aid, types of aid, deadlines and financial aid packages.

Panelists for the program include:

  • Michael Birchett, Director of Financial Aid at Bluegrass Community and Technical College
  • Bob Fultz, Director of Financial Aid at Georgetown College
  • Becky Gilpatrick, Director of Student Aid Services at the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
  • Sandy Neel, Executive Director of Financial Aid at the University of Louisville

Prichard Committee Student Voice Team panelists include:

  • Pearl Mortem, a senior at Fern Creek High School in Louisville
  • Sam Swayze, a senior at Lafayette High School in Lexington
  • Madison Ortega, a freshman at Rowan County High School in Morehead
  • Lishe Davis, a senior at Fern Creek High School in Louisville

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Topic: College Financial Aid Call-In 2017

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