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Waivers

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. Generally, payment should  only be made 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 Registrar's Office at 859-246-2477.

It is recommended that you contact Military and Veteran Services for assistance with any military related assistance.

Police/Firefighter Waivers Eligibility Requirements

Police/Firefighter Survivor KRS 164.2841 Disabled Police/Firefighter KRS 164.2842

Waivers are available for Dependents of Deceased or Disabled Kentucky Law Enforcement Officers & Firefighters. Student must be either a biological or adopted (not step) child, or a non-remarried widow or widower, whose parent/spouse was a resident of Kentucky upon becoming a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or volunteer firefighter who was either killed or disabled 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.

Please note: Children of disable police/firefighters must be between the ages of 17 and 23 to receive the waiver and may not use it for a period in excess of 36 months.

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

To receive the waiver you must:

  1. Register for your classes
  2. Submit the initial paperwork for your waiver to the Office of Admissions, OB 203 on Cooper Campus, or email it to Shelbie.Hugle@kctcs.edu
    • Submit photocopy of driver's license
    • Submit letter from police/firefighter benefits representative or retirement fund office
    *Please note that paperwork that must be approved by the government may require up to a 30-day processing period
  1. Check your email regularly for communication regarding required documentation or approval of your waiver
  2. 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 Bursar's Office

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 one hundred fifty (150) consecutive or nonconsecutive credit hours earned, after first admittance to any Kentucky institution if satisfactory progress is achieved or maintained up to age twenty-eight (28). Students may be full-time or part-time and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 

Please note: waivers do not cover digital content “e-textbook” charges. These must be paid by the student. 

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.

To receive the waiver you must:

  1. Register for your classes
  2. Submit the initial paperwork for your waiver to the Office of Admissions, OB 203 on Cooper Campus, or email it to bonnie.schwab@kctcs.edu
    *Please note that paperwork that must be approved by the government may require up to a 30-day processing period
  1. Check your email regularly for communication regarding required documentation or approval of your waiver
  2. 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 Bursar's Office
 

Donovan Scholar Waiver Eligibility Requirements

KRS 164.284

Donovan Scholar Waiver 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.

Please note: waivers do not cover digital content “e-textbook” charges. These must be paid by the student.

To receive the waiver you must:

  1. Register for your classes
  2. Submit the initial paperwork for your waiver to the Office of Admissions, OB 203 on Cooper Campus, or email it Shelbie.Hugle@kctcs.edu
    • Submit photocopy of driver's license
    *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 Bursar's Office

Are you a continuing student?

To receive a waiver you must:

  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 Bursar's 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.