KEES Renewal Policy

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship- KEES

If you are eligible for the KEES Scholarship award, you will be notified by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

1. Your high school grades and your highest ACT score determine the amount of the KEES award.
2. Once you have graduated from high school your KEES money cannot be increased.
3. Spalding will request the KEES money for you, if you are eligible, as determined by your high school graduation date.
4. Your enrolled hours are reported to KHEAA during the first week of the semester for both fall and spring respectively.
5. Once KHEAA receives the above information, KHEAA notifies Spalding of your eligibility and the actual award amounts.
6. The KEES Scholarship is awarded for the fall and spring semesters, one academic year at a time.
7. If you have questions regarding your KEES award you can review your status online at www.kheaa.com or call the KHEAA office at (800) 928-8926.
8. Any registration changes made throughout the semester are updated with KHEAA and KEES funds will be adjusted accordingly.

KEES Scholarship Renewal Requirements

1. End of your first year

• Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher = full renewal for the following year
• Cumulative GPA of less than 2.50 = loss of award for the next year

2. End of your second year

• Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher = full renewal for the following year
• Cumulative GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 and **"on track to graduate- 48 credit hours" = full renewal for the following year
• Cumulative GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 and NOT "on track to graduate" BUT full-time during previous year = 50% reduction in award amount for the following year
• Cumulative GPA less than 3.0 and NOT "on track to graduate" AND less than full-time during previous year = loss of award for the next year

3. End of your third year

• Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher = full renewal for the following year
• Cumulative GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 and **"on track to graduate- 72 credit hours" = full renewal for the following year
• Cumulative GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 and NOT "on track to graduate" BUT full-time during previous year = 50% reduction in award amount for the following year
• Cumulative GPA less than 3.0 and NOT "on track to graduate" AND less than full-time during previous year = loss of award for the next year

4. Year four (if there is remaining eligibility)
• Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher = full renewal for the following year
• Cumulative GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 and **"on track to graduate-120 credit hours" = full renewal for the following year
• Cumulative GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 and NOT "on track to graduate" BUT full-time during previous year = 50% reduction in award amount for the following year
• Cumulative GPA less than 3.0 and NOT "on track to graduate" AND less than full-time during previous year = loss of award for the next year

Award estimates are based on full-time enrollment. Your actual KEES award will be based on your enrollment status after the last day to add a class each fall and spring semester.

• If you are enrolled for 6 to 11 credit hours, your KEES semester award will be reduced proportionally.
• If you are enrolled for only 1 to 5 credit hours, you are not eligible for a KEES award for that semester.
• The KEES award expires if you do not use it within five years of your high school graduation.