VERSAILLES, Ky. – The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) today announced it will replace at no cost paper college credentials such as certificates or diplomas that have been lost due to recent natural disasters in Kentucky. As a result, KCTCS will waive the normal $25-$35 fee for printing and mailing the duplicate.

“AT KCTCS, we want to do whatever we can to support our students and alumni impacted by these historic and devastating events,” said Paul Czarapata, KCTCS president. “As our students, their families, friends and our business partners rebuild and repair, we hope that providing complimentary access to important documents will help provide them a sense of certainty and the tools necessary to build a brighter future.”

The offer is available to students and graduates of eight KCTCS colleges that serve areas impacted by the late 2021 tornadoes in western Kentucky and the recent flooding in eastern Kentucky. Current students and alumni who, as a result of floods or tornado damage, lost a physical copy of a certificate, diploma or degree earned at one of the schools can request a replacement document by visiting

The KCTCS colleges included in the initiative are Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Hazard Community and Technical College, Henderson Community College, Hopkinsville Community College, Madisonville Community College, Somerset Community College, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College and West Kentucky Community and Technical College.


About Kentucky Community & Technical College System

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is the Commonwealth’s largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky’s largest provider of workforce training, dual credit classes and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. Our colleges are united in their commitment to making life better for our students, communities and the citizens of Kentucky. To date, KCTCS has served more than one million Kentuckians.