Which Kentucky schools receive the most state student aid?


University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University and Eastern Kentucky University reported receiving the most state financial aid during the 2018-19 academic year among Kentucky schools, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis is based on data reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education.

Top Kentucky recipients of state student aid

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
Number receiving aid
Total amount
Average aid per student
1
University of Kentucky
Lexington
29,182
2,913
$7,367,374
$2,529
2
Western Kentucky University
Green
19,456
2,278
$6,176,398
$2,711
3
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond
15,815
2,192
$5,495,063
$2,507
4
University of Louisville
Louisville
21,430
2,033
$5,205,578
$2,561
5
Northern Kentucky University
Heights
14,764
1,384
$3,270,140
$2,363
6
Morehead State University
Morehead
10,195
1,121
$2,982,056
$2,660
7
Murray State University
Murray
9,454
883
$2,322,874
$2,631
8
Bellarmine University
Louisville
3,369
452
$2,130,399
$4,713
9
Lindsey Wilson College
Columbia
2,589
442
$2,072,572
$4,689
10
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Lexington
9,525
985
$1,798,642
$1,826

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Bellarmine University Bluegrass Community and Technical College Eastern Kentucky University Lindsey Wilson College Morehead State University Murray State University Northern Kentucky University University of Kentucky University of Louisville Western Kentucky University

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