GED® graduates of Kaskaskia College’s Adult Education Programs are given the
opportunity to continue their education at Kaskaskia College through the
availability of a scholarship and other financial aid resources.
Those graduates determined eligible for the scholarship are offered free tuition
only for 48 credit hours of coursework offered through Kaskaskia College’s
programs of study. The scholarship does not pay for tuition associated with
other colleges through joint agreements and/or partnerships.
The qualifications, eligibility criteria, and guidelines associated with
awarding of the scholarship are as follows:
Have been enrolled in a KC Adult Education GED® class and have passed the GED®
Tests within the past five years.
(Current minimum requirement is 40 hours of GED class seat time during
Meet the residency requirements of Kaskaskia College
Submit a completed GED® scholarship application and a copy GED® results to the
Academic and Transitional Advisor within five years of obtaining GED®
Participate in a GED® commencement exercise offered by Kaskaskia College’s Adult
Education and Literacy Department prior to or within six months of
post-secondary enrollment at Kaskaskia College
Complete and submit the FAFSA application online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Take the COMPASS Test. This placement test is offered to potential students
through Kaskaskia College’s Success Center and at our Education Centers
Schedule a meeting to register for classes with the Academic and Transitional
Enroll in the GED® transitional course offered by Kaskaskia College
- Attended a KC review class with at least:
Passed the GED test within the KC district within one year after having completed the KC review classes
Submitted GED test scores (passed the GED test within the past 5 years)For GED test scores contact:
- 45 hours of seat time prior to taking the GED test(hours may include AEL tutoring)
- 21 hours of seat time prior to taking the GED test (before August 2011)
Participated in GED graduation ceremony within one year of passing GED test
- The Adult Education Center 618-545-3115 or the Regional Office of Education in your county
Completed COMPASS test prior to registering for classes
- Graduation ceremony contact: Traci Kapp 618-545-3115
Registered for and completed the New Student Orientation (NSO)
Registered for GUID 109
Provide FAFSA application confirmation sheet
Provide government issued photo ID
Provide proof of residency in the KC district(piece of mail with name and current address)
- COMPASS test contact: the Success Center 618-545-3160
- Provide a copy of COMPASS test results
Students MUST contact the Transitional/Academic Advisor, Sandra Neabuhr, to apply for the GED Scholarship.
It is NOT automatically awarded.
After registering for classes each semester, scholarship recipients MUST submit a copy of his/her class
schedule to the Transitional/Academic Advisor to authorize payment through the GED Scholarship Award.
Scholarship recipients are required to enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours and are encouraged to
enroll in a maximum of 12 credit hours per semester. Any semester hours above the suggested 12 credit
hours must be approved by the Transitional/Academic Advisor.
GED Scholarship recipients must maintain an average of a 2.0 GPA or better to continue eligibility for
Completion of classes is required to retain eligibility for future semesters. If it becomes necessary
to drop a class, it is the student’s responsibility to complete the appropriate paperwork by the semester
drop deadline to avoid termination of the scholarship. If the student drops the class during the time
period of 100% tuition refund for the scholarship, the drop will not affect continuing eligibility.
However, one (1) withdrawal after that time period will put the scholarship recipient on probation
and two (2) withdrawals will result in termination of future scholarship eligibility.
Scholarship recipients must attend consecutive fall and spring semesters. Enrolling in summer
semesters is optional.
Only one online class per semester will be allowed for GED Scholarship recipients after successfully
completing their first semester with a 3.0 GPA. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA to continue eligibility
for one online class per semester.
Books, course fees, and online fees are the student’s responsibility and are not authorized for
payment through the GED Scholarship.
The GED Scholarship offers free tuition and student technical fees for 48 credit hours of coursework
offered through Kaskaskia College.
For more information about the GED® Scholarship, contact the Academic and
Transitional Advisor at (618)545-3060