Distribution of School Counts! Funds

School Counts! will pay for up to 12 hours of credit after all other awards have been calculated. (See current tuition rates.) All examples of tuition listed below are based on 12 credit hours of enrollment (full-time). The following examples will help clarify how School Counts! funds are distributed.

Example 1

James will graduate from high school with four School Counts! certificates and is planning to attend MCC during the 2012-2013 academic year. His EFC (estimated family contribution) was too high and he is ineligible for federal financial aid, but he will receive KEES (Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship) funding. Because he is receiving no other financial aid or scholarships, James will receive School Counts! funding. James’ total funding for the year is below:

SemesterFinancial AidSchool Counts!ScholarshipsKEESTotal Aid Total Tuition
Fall 2012 $0 $1,380 $0 $300 $1,680 $1,680
Spring 2013 $0 $1,380 $0 $300 $1,680 $1,680

Example 2

Molly graduated from high school with four School Counts! certificates and is planning to use those at MCC during the 2012-2013 academic year. She applied for financial aid and will be receiving a Pell Grant for $650 per semester and a state CAP (College Access Program) Grant in the amount of $700 per semester. She is also receiving $500 in KEES funds. Molly’s total funding for the year is below:

SemesterFinancial AidSchool Counts!ScholarshipsKEESTotal Aid Total Tuition
Fall 2008 $1,350 $80 $0 $250 $1,680 $1,680
Spring 2009 $1,350 $80 $0 $250 $1,680 $1,680

Example 3

Brittany graduated from high school with four School Counts! certificates and is planning to attend MCC during the 2012-2013 academic year. She applied for financial aid and will be receiving a full Pell Grant in the amount of $4050 ($2025 per semester). Brittany is also receiving $450 in KEES funding and a $500 scholarship. Brittany is not eligible for a School Counts! award because her tuition has been met by other funding sources. Brittany’s total funding for the year is below:

SemesterFinancial AidSchool Counts!ScholarshipsKEESTotal Aid Total Tuition
Fall 2012 $2,025 $0 $250 $225 $2,500 $1,680
Spring 2013 $2,025 $0 $250 $225 $2,500 $1,680

Example 4

Brandon will graduate from high school with four School Counts! certificates and is planning to attend MCC during the 2012-2013 academic year. His EFC (estimated family contribution) was too high and he is ineligible for federal financial aid, but he will receive KEES (Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship) funding and a $1000 John T. Smith Scholarship. James’ total funding for the year is below:

SemesterFinancial AidSchool Counts!ScholarshipsKEESTotal Aid Total Tuition
Fall 2012 $0 $930 $500 $250 $1,680 $1,680
Spring 2013 $0 $930 $500 $250 $1,680 $1,680