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UK/KCTCS Employees

It is recommended that you initiate the process of verification of tuition payment by the school you are employed before you register for classes at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. You should make payment only if you are taking more than 6 hours. KCTCS will not pay for an employee to audit a class. Contact the Human Resources office for the school you are employed for more information. With issues regarding the waiver being applied, contact the Record's Office at (859) 246-6492.

Military and Veteran Student Services (859)

859-246-6820

Police/Firefighter, Foster/Adoptive and Donovan Waivers

Police/Firefighter, Foster/Adoptive, and Donovan Scholar waivers are processed through the Office of Admissions. In order to ensure that your waiver is applied appropriately each semester, please read the details of your waiver (below) and follow these basic steps:

Is it your first semester to receive the waiver, or have you set out at least one semester since the waiver has been applied?:

  1. Register for your classes
  2. Submit the initial paperwork for your waiver to the Office of Admissions, OB 119 on Cooper Campus, or email it to Kristen.lee@kctcs.edu
    *Please note that paperwork that must be approved by the government may require up to a 30-day processing period
  3. Check your email regularly for communication regarding required documentation or approval of your waiver
  4. After you receive notification that your waiver has been applied, wait 24 hours and then check your student account to make sure that the waiver has been processed through the Billing Office

Are you a continuing student?:

  1. Register for your classes
  2. Submit the appropriate Tuition Renewal Form
  3. Check your email regularly for communication regarding required documentation or approval of your waiver
  4. After you receive notification that your waiver has been applied, wait 24 hours and then check your student account to make sure that the waiver has been processed through the Billing Office

*Please note that tuition waivers are not applied automatically; therefore, it is imperative that you submit a waiver renewal immediately after class registration has taken place.

Waivers Contact:

Kristen Lee
Kristen.lee@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6658

Foster and Adopted Children Waiver Eligibility Requirements

KRS 164.2847

Tuition/Fees Waiver for Foster Children or Adopted Children who are or were a ward of the court – Foster and Adopted students may apply for the tuition waiver up to four years after graduating from high school. Eligibility for the waiver lasts for a period of five years after first admittance into a postsecondary institution. Students may be full-time or part-time and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

If you believe that you may be eligible for this waiver, please complete and submit the initial application to the Office of Admissions for further processing.

Police and Firefighter Waivers Eligibility Requirements

KRS 164.2841

Dependents of Deceased or Disabled Kentucky Law Enforcement Officers & Firefighters. Free tuition at a state-supported college for the survivor of a police officer, firefighter, or volunteer firefighter killed in the line of duty. Student must be a biological or adopted (not step) child whose parent or a non-remarried widow or widower whose spouse was a resident of Kentucky upon becoming a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or volunteer firefighter who was killed while in active service or training for active service or who died as a result of a service connected disability. These provisions apply to any firefighter or volunteer who is killed or dies on or after July 1, 1989.

If you believe that you may be eligible for this waiver, please contact your designated Policemen’s and Firefighters’ Retirement Fund Office for application details.

KRS 164.2842

Free tuition at a state-supported college for the widow, widower, or child of a police officer, firefighter or volunteer firefighter permanently or totally disabled in the line of duty. Student must be a biological or adopted (not step) child whose parent, or a non-remarried widow or widower whose spouse, was a resident of Kentucky upon becoming a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or a volunteer firefighter and who was permanently and totally disabled while in active service or in training for active service. A living law enforcement officer, firefighter, or volunteer firefighter must be officially rated permanently and totally disabled for pension purposes or 100 percent disabled for compensation purposes or if deceased, must have held such a rating at time of death. Tuition is waived (1) until the child reaches age 23 (no age restrictions for spouse) or (2) for a maximum of 36 months.

If you believe that you may be eligible for this waiver, please contact your designated Policemen’s and Firefighters’ Retirement Fund Office for application details.  

Donovan Scholar Waiver Eligibility Requirements

KRS 164.284

Donovan Scholarships for the Elderly - tuition and fees for persons 65 years of age and older are to be waived at public postsecondary education institutions. If classes are filled, the institution may deny "admission."

If you believe that you may be eligible for this waiver, please submit a copy of your driver’s license to the Office of Admissions for verification of age and residency. Once you are awarded the waiver for the current term, you will need to submit the Donovan Scholar Online Waiver Renewal Form each semester after you have enrolled in classes.