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Practical advice on applying for college financial aid

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 2023: Education Matters offers help in navigating the all-important college financial aid application process. You can view the program, hosted by KET’s Kelsey Starks, below.

The program features a panel of financial aid experts who will provide information on the availability of scholarships, grants and other financial aid and offer tips on applying for financial assistance using the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Scheduled panelists include:

Financial experts appearing on the program include:

  • Keith Ritchie, outreach counselor, Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
  • Mark Messingschlager, director of financial aid, Thomas More University
  • Lindsay K. Driskell, with the Financial Aid Office at Jefferson Community and Technical College

Issues discussed by the panel will include common application mistakes, documents necessary to apply for financial aid, types of aid, deadlines and financial aid packages.