Credit score basics explained Posted in: Lifestyle Students should be familiar with what their credit scores mean and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, of KHEAA, has provided information that should help students in that effort. Your credit score is a three-digit number that has a long-lasting effect on your buying power. When anyone applies for credit, his ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!