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Parents Attending College

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The primary mission of Parents Attending College is to help support student parents who are receiving KTAP assistance as they navigate their tenure at NKU. If you are a new NKU student or to the Parents Attending College office, our coordinator is available for assistance during the application phase to become a KTAP recipient. Once you are enrolled, you will have access to many resources and services.

As a KTAP recipient, you will be able to access individualized case management services with the Parents Attending College coordinator. Primary assistance with our case management will be through establishing employment opportunities to help meet work guidelines for KTAP.

Additional case management services may include coordination with your KTAP Case Manager through DCBS, other NKU staff or departments, and/or other professionals involved with your status as a parent attending college. Examples can include, but are not limited to:

  • Professors/Faculty;
  • Academic Advisers;
  • Work-study Supervisors;
  • Mental Health Professionals;
  • etc.

Students can also be referred to other services within the community.

Student parents attending NKU who are not a part of KTAP Scholars have other supports, ervices, and programs available to them through Parents Attending College. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Access to support groups and monthly workshops that allow you to connect with other parents attending college;
  • Eligibility to participate in the Holiday Help program offered in December of each year; and,
  • Invitation to other campus events hosted by Parents Attending College.

Please check out Campus Resources and Community Resources to find out more about possible support services available to all student parents.

For more information on any of these services, please contact Amanda Johnson, the Coordinator of PAC at (859) 572-5988 or adamsam@nku.edu. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15a until 4:30p (excluding University holidays).


  • About KTAP and Eligibility

    The Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (KTAP) provides temporary cash assistance to families with a dependent child who lack the support of one or both parents. KTAP also helps individuals find a job or receive training that leads to a job.


  • Benefits for KTAP Scholars

    Each KTAP Scholar gets a monthly cash allotment and transportation from the KTAP program, in addition to employment opportunities on-campus. KTAP Scholars are also eligible for additional support opportunities.


  • Applying for KTAP

    When applying for KTAP, it is helpful to know what you will need when you apply. This list is comprised of items that have been required in the past. If you have any questions or concerns as you apply, please contact the Parents Attending College office for support and assistance.

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