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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.

Police/Firefighter, Foster/Adoptive and Donovan Waivers

As of fall 2011, all students that have previously received one of the following tuition waivers must submit an online waiver renewal after enrolling in classes each semester. Tuition waivers are not applied automatically; therefore it is imperative that you submit a waiver renewal immediately after registration has taken place.

Waivers (859) 246-6658

*Note: If you have not previously received any of the above listed waivers, do not submit an online waiver renewal form. Please read the detailed qualifications below to determine whether or not you may be eligible for any of these waivers.

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 (or 4 years after the student’s high school peers graduation date for GED recipients). 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.

Military and Veteran Student Services

(859) 246-6820