Check List for Non-Trad Students

Listed below are a few items to keep in mind as you prepare for your move to Berea:

For all Non Traditional students:

  • If you have specific questions, call or email
    Jodi Ruth
    Non-Traditional Student Program Manager
    859-985‐3925
    nontradassoc@berea.edu
  • Rachel Hutchins
    CTL / NTS Program Assistant
    Center for Teaching and Learning
    859-985-3656
    rachel_hutchins@berea.edu
  • Fill out and send your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • Return your health forms and immunization records to Student Health Services.
  • Spend a day or two exploring the town of Berea.
  • Begin saving money to pay deposits for rent, utilities, etc. (Ecovillage apartments‐ no apartment  deposit; utilities ‐ $240 deposit for electric/water; $50 deposit for gas stoves (if applicable).

Berea Municipal Utilities
200 Harrison Road
859‐986‐4391

Delta Gas 
129 Glades Road
859‐986‐4291

  • Finalize your housing plans.
  • Think through and plan your move. You have a lot to remember. It’s easier to plan ahead than to send for things later.
  • Contact your admissions counselor to notify them of your Berea address (if living somewhere besides the Ecovillage).
  • Don’t forget to put in a “Change of Address” with your Post Office.
  • If you have a vehicle, obtain a parking decal from Public Safety, Woods Penn Building, prior to the start of classes.

For students who are single parents or are married:

The Ecovillage provides on‐campus housing for you and your family.

  • Contact Elaine Adams, if you have not received Ecovillage information and an application.
  • Return your application to Elaine Adams,
    CPO 1732,
    Berea, KY 40404.
  • You should plan to look for off‐campus housing if there is no vacancy in the Ecovillage.
    • Contact Student Financial Aid Services for assistance with your budget. 859-985‐3310.  Be sure that Financial Aid bases your budget on your family size and apartment living expenses.
  • Prepare to have your primary medical provider transfer medical records.
  • Set up an appointment at Community Based Services in Richmond to apply for social services. 859-623‐1310 (Food stamps, medical card [parents only], Kentucky Temporary Assistance Program (KTAP)*).
    • *KTAP: For single parents
    • Receive monthly monetary assistance
    • Required to work 20 hours a week to receive assistance
    • College (classes, study time, labs, etc.) can count toward 20 hour labor requirement for up to 12 months.
  • Once you have moved into your new residence in Berea, you are then eligible to apply for HUD (Section 8) housing. You can obtain an application from
  • Elaine Adams
    859-985‐3179 or by calling the
  • HUD Office
    859-623‐1000.

For students with children:

  • Return your Campus Child Care application as soon as possible.Child Development Laboratory
    859-985‐3620
  • You may need to apply at other child care facilities also.
  • Plan to move to Berea two to three weeks before classes begin. If your children are preschool age, check to see when their classes begin. This

Berea Community Schools
859-986‐8446

Madison County Schools
859-624‐4500

  • If your child is three or younger, arrange to apply for or transfer WIC benefits.

Madison County Health Department
 859-623‐7312

  • Set up an appointment at the to apply for child care benefits.Child Care Council of Kentucky
    859-623‐9811.
  • NOTE: If you do receive KTAP assistance, you do not have to apply directly with Child Care Council, as your Community Based Services case manager will submit your application for you.