Grant-in-Aid Programs

Institutional Grant-In-Aid Program (GIA)

The Institutional Grant-In-Aid Program is designed to assist students who wish to attend the College, meet our admissions criteria, yet do not qualify for other forms of grant assistance. These students typically are independent and have been in the work force for a year or more and now wish to pursue an education to enhance their career opportunities, or are dependent on parents with a higher than average income and who are not prepared or willing to borrow under the Federal PLUS program. They are willing to invest in their future through borrowing, but find themselves still short of the total direct costs and are considering giving up their hope of a college education. This grant-in-aid program is designed to fill that need and help ensure these students a chance to acquire the education they need.

The specific criteria are:

  • Enrolled on a full-time basis at Daymar College in any approved program.
  • Be ineligible to receive any grant funds under either the Federal Pell Grant or Kentucky Student Assistance College Access Program (CAP) Grant Program.
  • Complete the application process for Title IV assistance. A student will not be required to borrow a full Unsubsidized Stafford Loan if they are willing to make up that amount with personal funds.
  • Complete the Grant In Aid Program Application by calendar day 30 of 1st term.
  • Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as stated for Title IV eligibility and as defined by Daymar College.
  • Tuition, fees, and refund policies as described in the catalog apply to the Grant-In-Aid Program.

The total grant-in-aid is a minimum of $200 and a maximum of $4,000. The formula to determine the amount is as follows: Total of applicable budget minus subsidized loans. The remainder would be the unmet need and grant-in-aid would be awarded not to exceed $500.00 per quarter. Exact award amounts are determined by an independent review panel which may consist of the Campus Director, the Director of Education, and the Director of Financial Services. The Institutional Grant-In-Aid Program has an annual funding base of $40,000.00 and is funded separate and apart from the operating budget for the College.

American Pride Grant-In-Aid Program

The American Pride Grant-In-Aid Program is designed to assist students who wish to attend the College, meet our admissions criteria, and are on active military duty or are the spouse of a service member who is on active duty. These students typically are dedicated to serving their country, living away from traditional family support, are service members or are dependent on service members whose income alone is not sufficient to meet the cost of education and wish to pursue an education to enhance their career opportunities. They are willing to invest in their future by their dedication, persistence and desire to change their lives for the better, but find themselves still short of the total direct costs of education and may be considering giving up their hope of a college education. The American Pride Grant-In- Aid Program is designed to provide these students a chance to acquire the education they need at the same cost as other Daymar College students.

The specific criteria are:

  • Be enrolled on a full-time basis at Daymar College in any approved program.
  • Be on active military duty or be the spouse of service member on active military duty and provide proof thereof.
  • Complete the application for the American Pride Grant-In- Aid Program at the time of initial enrollment.
  • Must be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress as stated for Title IV eligibility and as defined by Daymar College. Tuition, fees, and refund policies as described in the catalog apply to the American Pride Grant-In-Aid Program The total American Pride Grant-In-Aid would be a minimum of $500.00 per quarter up to a maximum of $4,000. Exact award amounts are determined by an independent review panel which may consist of the Campus Director, Director of Education and the Director of Financial Services. The American Pride Grant-In-Aid Program has a total annual funding base of $50,000.00 and is funded separate and apart from the operating budget for the College.

American Working Spirit Grant-In-Aid Program

The American Working Spirit Grant-In-Aid Program is designed to assist students who wish to attend the College, meet our admissions criteria, and are unemployed due to no negative actions on their part. These students typically are dedicated to an American hard working ethic but for a number of reasons the company they were working for decided to relocate its operation or totally close its operation. This action left these individuals with no job, and many times, limited skills that are related only to that former job or company. This action also leaves them with no income or limited resources sufficient to meet the cost of education and attain their wish to pursue an education to enhance their career and employment opportunities. They are willing to invest in their future by their dedication, persistence and desire to change their lives for the better, but find themselves still short of the total direct costs of education and may be considering giving up their hope of a college education. The American Working Spirit Grant-In-Aid Program is designed to provide these students a chance to acquire the education they need at the same tuition cost as other Daymar College students.

The specific criteria are:

  • Be enrolled on a full-time basis at Daymar College in any approved program.
  • Must be an agency approved dislocated worker due to no negative actions on your part with the ability to proof thereof.
  • Complete the application for the American Working Spirit Grant-In-Aid Program at the time of initial enrollment.
  • Must be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress as stated for Title IV eligibility and as defined by Daymar College. Tuition, fees, and refund policies as described in the catalog apply to the American Working Spirit Grant-In-Aid Program. The total American Working Spirit Grant-In-Aid would be a minimum of $500.00 per quarter up to a maximum of $4,000. Exact award amounts are determined by an independent review panel which may consist of the Campus Director, Director of Education and the Director of Financial Services. The American Working Spirit Grant-In-Aid has a total annual funding base of $70,000 and is funded separate and apart from the operating budget for the College.

Employee Grant-In-Aid

The College offers tuition Grant-In-Aid to employees and children of employees. The Grant-In-Aid must be approved by the Director of Education. Total for Employee Grant-In-Aid is a minimum of $1,080 per
quarter up to a maximum of $3,240. The Employee Grant-In-Aid has a total annual funding base of
$70,000 and is funded separate and apart from the operating budget for the College.

Senior Citizen Grant-In-Aid

Any person who meets all requirements for admission to the College and who is at least sixty-two years of age or older on or before the day the quarter begins is granted a Senior Citizen Grant-In-Aid and may attend classes with no tuition charge on a space available basis. Total for Senior Citizen Grant-In-Aid is a minimum of $1,080 per quarter up to a maximum of $3,240. The Senior Citizen Grant-In-Aid has a total annual funding base of $200,000 and is funded separate and apart from the operating budget for the College.