July 29th, 2013
Date : Monday, July 29, 2013
Issued By : Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
Summary : Students should check their KEES account for accuracy
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 29, 2013) – Kentucky high school students and 2013
graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES)
accounts for accuracy.
KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high
school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free
or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement
and International Baccalaureate exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky
Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
To check awards and personal information, students need to use the MyKHEAA
function on www.kheaa.com. If they do not already have a MyKHEAA account, they
can easily set one up from the KHEAA home page.
Students may verify their KEES GPA is correct by taking the letter grade for
each course taken during the year and converting it to a 4.0 scale on which an A
= 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, D = 1.0, and F = 0. AP and IB course grades receive one
extra point of weight in the calculation, making an A = 5.0, B = 4.0, etc. The
GPA is calculated by adding all the points together and dividing the total by
the number of credits earned during the year.
Students who need to have GPAs or other information corrected should contact
their high school’s counselor.
If students experience problems with their MyKHEAA account or cannot see their
KEES information, they should call the KHEAA College Access Team at
Students do not have to apply to receive their KEES awards. If they attend an
eligible college or university, KHEAA will send their award to their college
once the college verifies enrollment.
To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, go to
www.gotocollege.ky.gov. For more information about Kentucky scholarships and
grants, visit www.kheaa.com; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or
call 800-928-8926, ext. 6-7372.
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