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Education Pays Center


Emphasizing the importance of education to the people of Kentucky!

As our society depends more and more on intellectual muscle, education will be the best way Kentuckians can stay ahead of the curve.  By going back to school you have the opportunity to increase your earning potential.  Statistics have shown that people with a college degree, on average, earn more than those with a high school degree.  They also face a lower unemployment rate and better job opportunities. Mothers who earn a college degree often have children who follow in their footsteps and become college educated themselves.  Education helps improve lives for many generations to come by breaking the cycle of poverty.

Education Pays Center is here to help!

The Education Pays Center offers qualified students a world of benefits from tutoring and computer labs to financial aid, cultural enrichment, work experience and career counseling.

What is the Education Pays Center?

A program designed to provide academic support, employment training, resource referral, and general counseling to K-TAP recipients, who are seeking post secondary education at Eastern Kentucky University.  

Who’s eligible?

To qualify you must be a recipient of Kentucky Transitional Assistant Program (K-TAP) and a full-time student at EKU.


Key Benefits:

  • Earn Money while in School
  • Academic Advising
  • Career Counseling
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • Computer Lab Access
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Work Experience
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Job Shadowing Placement
  • Training Workshops
  • Positive Study Environment
  • Peer Support Groups
  • Cultural Enrichment
  • Meets K-TAP Work Requirement

 For more information:  print or download the Education Pays Center Brochure.

Questions?  Contact us today, we are here to help!
Program funded in whole or part with state and/or federal funds.
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