KAPT is for Employees & Employers!
GTodays Kentucky government is deeply committed to providing opportunity to all of its residents through affordable higher education.
It is in this context that KAPT, Kentuckys Affordable Prepaid Tuition, was created. The program is built on the success of 19 other states with prepaid tuition plans. By providing a way for families to pay tomorrows tuition at lower rates today, KAPT is designed, quite literally, to "cap" tuition. Whats more is that KAPT allows families to make affordable installment payments. And the investments grow completely exempt from either state or federal taxes.
Making higher education affordable for all Kentucky residents can be nothing less than a comprehensive, collaborative effort. There are several ways that employers can contribute:
Please click one of the selections above for more details about any one of these opportunities to contribute.
What is payroll deduction?
Payroll deduction allows employers a way to give employees a chance to easily contribute to their prepaid tuition account. By automatically deducting contributions from their paycheck and depositing them directly into their KAPT account, employers can give their employees peace of mind regarding their children and grandchildrens education.
What are the requirements for setting up KAPT payroll deduction?
For employers, there is no quota for the number of employees wishing to participate in payroll deduction. KAPT will accept deductions from companies with only one participating employee. For employees, there is a minimum monthly contribution per KAPT account, based on the payment of the specific KAPT plan they choose. An employee must have an active KAPT account before any payroll deduction can occur. Please click here for Employer Payroll Deduction Instructions.
Does Kentucky state government offer payroll deduction?
Kentucky state government offers payroll deduction to its employees. Employees should complete the Kentucky State Government Employee Payroll Deduction Authorization Form, which is available by clicking here, and submit the form by mail to KAPT, KHEAA, PO Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798 or by fax to (502) 696-7373. If you are a Kentucky state government payroll officer who has questions about KAPT payroll deduction, please call (502) 696-7441.
If payroll is handled through an outside company, will this pose a problem for KAPTs payroll deduction?
No. Your company would still need to submit a signed Payroll Deduction Agreement to KAPT, but the way your company handles internal transactions is decided by you.
What if a company is very large and has many divisions in diverse locations? Will each division need to complete a Payroll Deduction Agreement?
No. Only one Payroll Deduction Agreement will be required per company.
Can employers make matching contributions to an employees account or create a scholarship account for employees or their families?
Absolutely. You are welcome to call KAPTs office directly for details and guidance.
Are deductions made with pre-tax dollars?
No. Payroll deduction contributions are made after taxes have been deducted from your employees salaries.
If you are interested in providing KAPT payroll deduction as a service to your employees, please read and use the Adobe Acrobat PDF forms below. If you have any questions, please call 1-888-919-KAPT and press option 3.
While every KAPT contract can only have one designated purchaser and one designated beneficiary, anybody can contribute to a particular contract. That includes the practice of an employer making contributions to an employees KAPT contract.
While there may not be a way to guarantee employee retention, KAPT can offer a wonderful incentive for employees to stay loyal to your company. You may choose to match employee contributions to KAPT accounts or open your own KAPT account to provide a full scholarship to children or grandchildren of workers who stay with you over a number of years. Since KAPT benefits can apply to adults continuing education, you can even consider creating a scholarship for employees themselves. To learn more, click here.
If you are interested in providing employee matches or scholarships, please feel free to contact the KAPT office at (888) 919-KAPT and press option 3.
If you have any questions as to the tax implications of offering either of these programs, please consult your tax advisor.
The KAPT Foundation was founded in 2002 to provide selected young Kentuckians from lower- to middle-income families with full tuition at Kentucky public universities, in exchange for an intensive commitment to community service projects in the state.
If you would like to schedule a KAPT presentation or request materials to distribute to your employees or community and civic groups, please click here or call 1-888-919-KAPT and press option 3.