Gateway Accepting Students for January 2015 Semester

Gateway Community and Technical College is currently accepting students to start classes in the spring semester, which begins Jan. 12. The college is conducting multiple admissions information sessions and financial aid workshops in November and December to prepare would-be students for admissions and enrollment.

We encourage anyone interested in going to college to attend one of these sessions to find out about our academic programs and the admissions process, said Andre Washington, Gateway dean of enrollment services. Gateway has so much to offer in terms of career and transfer education and support services to ensure success. These sessions describe all of that for students and parents and also give them an opportunity to understand just how affordable getting a college credential from Gateway really is.

Sixteen admissions or financial aid workshops are scheduled at Gateway campuses in Covington, Edgewood and Florence between now and Dec. 19. Lists by campus are available at www.gateway.kctcs.edu/Admissions. No reservations or appointments are necessary to attend, and walk-ins are welcome.

During the financial aid workshops, we will help participants file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid on the spot, provided they bring their 2013 federal income tax return which contains information theyll need for the application, Washington said.

Gateway tuition is less than half the rate of any public university in Kentucky, and the college provides financial aid in the form of grants and scholarships, which don't have to be paid back, as well as loans. Our affordable tuition limits the amount anyone needs to borrow to go to college, and we offer financial literacy workshops to help students learn to manage their financial obligations from day one, Washington said.

Washington also noted that Gateway has several federal grants that offer tuition assistance or even free tuition to qualifying students interested in certain fields, such as health care.

Anyone interested in starting college in January is more than welcome to attend an information session, or call us at 859-441-4500, Washington said. Were here to help people get a head start or a fresh start on the future. All they need to do is ask.