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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Saturn was one of the students who participated in the March occupation of the Student Center in support of the SSTOP Hunger Campaign. 

Saturn X want to be their true self, but it comes at a high price

For many out of state students, college would be near unaffordable without family support and financial aid.But for students like Saturn X, a sophomore gender nonbinary student, familial support and extensive...

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Title IV attendance regulations a good thing but need improvement

Isabel Phillips February 19, 2019

A new federal regulation to Title IV, which required professors to report the attendance of their students between Sept. 6 and Sept. 12, took effect at the beginning of last semester. If the university...

Students make their way across paths in front of Whitehall building on Wednesday, August 24, 2015. Photo by Marcus Dorsey

Go to class, do your homework. You may lose financial aid if you don’t.

Cathryn Perini August 30, 2018

Students can now lose their financial aid for not attending or being engaged in classes.In compliance with a new federal regulation, educators are required to report students who are not attending class,...

Risk-sharing could be the solution to student loans

Madison Rexroat June 9, 2017

Taking on student loan debt isn’t the only way to pay for a college education. Though not new, income-share agreements (ISAs) are becoming more and more appealing as students, parents, schools and policy-makers...

Nicki Minaj to start a charity for student loans

Madison Rexroat May 17, 2017

Nicki Minaj has started paying for tuition and student loans for her fans on Twitter – seemingly by random selection among those who reach out.  This makes me so happy. [A few from the other day] I'll...

Colleges use big data to recruit students

Madison Rexroat April 14, 2017

With a more competitive than ever academic atmosphere and the rise of big data technologies, colleges are using algorithms and individual internet tendencies to target potential students.Colleges, in their...

New bill could expand Pell Grants to high school students

Madison Rexroat April 13, 2017

A new bill introduced last week would allow low-income high school students to earn college credit – while still in high school – through Pell Grant funds.Though taking college credit courses as a...

Free college in New York and how it will work

Madison Rexroat April 12, 2017

Tuition-free college in New York was approved over the weekend, making it the first state to offer free tuition at four-year public colleges. However, there are some intricacies to the new policy.To receive...

Hackers use FAFSA to file false tax returns

Madison Rexroat April 10, 2017

The IRS eliminated a tool in February that FAFSA applicants used to automatically fill in their tax information. The cause, though no incidents had been reported at the time, was that hackers had been...

Students lack financial info

Aspen Gage April 5, 2017

College is here to open doors, present endless opportunities and expose its students to the real world. However, before real-world responsibilities become regular old responsibilities, college students...

Community college students report struggles with food and housing security

Madison Rexroat March 24, 2017

According to a report by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, a significant number of community college students struggle with hunger and homelessness.The survey, which observed 33,000 students across 70 community...

Fafsa tool inactive, makes applying more difficult

Madison Rexroat March 16, 2017

Earlier this month, Fafsa applicants were no longer able to use the Data Retrieval Tool, which automatically fills in information to the application from an individual’s tax return. Without the tool,...

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