Kentucky Association of Counties

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Kentucky Association of Counties


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EKU Advantage

Program Details

Eligible county employees, their spouses and dependents can receive 30 percent discounted tuition, free textbooks and locked-in-tuition rates for two years through a historic partnership between Eastern Kentucky University and KACo.

The EKU Advantage partnership will provide thousands of eligible employees within member counties with greater accessibility to the various educational programs at Eastern Kentucky University.

How to apply

Download the EKU online application checklist here.

To apply, determine the degree type and program you want to pursue and begin your online application here.

  • On the application, answer “yes” to being a Corporate Educational Partner
  • Select KACo from the list of choices

Once the eligible applicant has completed the application for admissions, they will receive an email communication from EKU to upload a confirmation of employment letter. 

To request a comfirmation of employment letter from KACo, please fill out this form.

For more information about enrolling at EKU under the Corporate Education Partnership program, contact Benton Shirey, 859-622-2264 or

More information

To view the press release from the original partnership announcement, click here or visit EKU Corporate Educational Partnerships to learn more.

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