Union Distinction

Union College was founded in 1879 with a mission to serve students in Barbourville and Southeast Kentucky.  We have a long and proud tradition of helping students achieve their dream of earning a college degree.  

At its core, Union Distinction is about student preparation – preparation for a career, preparation for success in a rapidly changing world and most importantly, preparation for a life of meaning.    

An important component of Union Distinction is focused specifically on Southeast Kentucky students and their families.

That is why we are offering a new financial aid plan tailored to residents in our 19 Promise Plus counties. As a promise plus student you can expect the following:

Merit Scholarships-  Incoming students who earned at least a 24 on the ACT with an above 2.0 high school GPA will be eligible for an Academic Merit Scholarship ranging from $15,000 up to the full cost of tuition.

Additional Merit Scholarships are available for outstanding talent and commitment in Choir, Band, Drama and Community Service.

Financial Assitance-  Southeast Kentucky's neediest students in the Promise Plus counties will receive financial assistance without going in to a huge debt. Students will have their loans capped at levels ensuring that when they graduate from Union, their debt will be among the lowest of all colleges (public or private) in Kentucky.    

Loan Repayment Assistance- Finally, because we believe a Union degree will prepare graduates for the career of their choice, select students will be eligible for a program to provide loan repayment assistance if they struggle to find a job immediately after graduation. 

So what are you waiting for? Submit your FAFSA and be sure to enter Union's code 001988 so that our admissions team gets a copy and can mail you a custom award letter!

For more information regarding Union Distinction and our Promise Plus counties please contact our Admissions Team at (606) 546-1751.