11 KAR 15:040. Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship award determination procedure.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 164.7881(4)

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 164.748(4), 164.7881(4)(b), 164.7885(7)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 164.748(4) requires the authority to promulgate administrative regulations pertaining to the awarding of grants, scholarships, and honorary scholarships as provided in KRS 164.740 to 164.785. KRS 164.7885(7) authorizes the authority to promulgate administrative regulations for the administration of the Commonwealth Merit Scholarship Program, renamed Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) Program by EO 98-1592. KRS 164.7881(4)(b) requires the authority to promulgate an administrative regulation to proportionately reduce the maximum award amount for an eligible student enrolled part time. This administrative regulation establishes the conditions for KEES eligibility for eligible students enrolled on a part-time basis.

 

      Section 1. Reduction for Part-time Study. (1) If an eligible student is enrolled as a part-time student for an academic term, the maximum award amount to which the student is entitled shall be as follows:

      (a) Fifty (50) percent if enrolled for six (6) semester hours;

      (b) Fifty-eight (58) percent if enrolled for seven (7) semester hours;

      (c) Sixty-seven (67) percent if enrolled for eight (8) semester hours;

      (d) Seventy-five (75) percent if enrolled for nine (9) semester hours;

      (e) Eighty-three (83) percent if enrolled for ten (10) semester hours;

      (f) Ninety-two (92) percent if enrolled for eleven (11) semester hours; and

      (g) 100 percent if enrolled for twelve (12) semester hours or more.

      (2) For a quarter hour institution, in order to determine the maximum award amount to which the student is entitled, the number of quarter hours of the student’s enrollment shall be converted to semester hours on either a semester or academic year basis as follows:

      (a) Quarter to semester hour conversion per semester for periods July 1 - December 31 and January 1 – June 30

Quarter Hours

Semester Hours

Award Percentage

18

12

100

16

11

92

14

10

83

13

9

75

12

8

67

10

7

58

8

6

50

6

4

0

4

3

0

2

2

0

      (b) Quarter to semester hour conversion per academic year for periods July 1 – June 30

Quarter Hours

Semester Hours

Award Percentage

36

24

100

32

22

92

28

20

83

24

16

67

20

14

58

16

12

50

12

8

0

8

6

0

4

4

0

      (3) The equivalent academic unit of measurement shall be used to correspond to a semester hour, if the participating institution does not use semester hours.

      (4) A participating institution shall determine full-time and less than full-time enrollment status for purposes of subsection (1) of this section in the same manner as the participating institution uses to determine enrollment status for Pell Grant eligibility. (25 Ky.R. 468; Am. 818; eff. 10-1-98; 25 Ky.R. 2923; eff. 9-1-99; 40 Ky.R. 82; 531; eff. 9-9-13.)