Incoming freshmen and transfer students who live outside Ohio are eligible to be reviewed for the University Award. The University Award program will grant each eligible freshman or transfer student $3,980 per year ($1,990 per semester) toward the out-of-state surcharge. Students must be a permanent resident of a U.S. state outside of Ohio or Puerto Rico and not eligible for in-state tuition. Students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment and a 2.25 cumulative Kent State GPA to renew the award. Students with a bachelor’s degree are not eligible for the University Award.

Incoming freshmen must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or a 21 composite ACT score or a 980 SAT combined critical reading and math score to receive the award. Incoming freshmen students may receive the University Award for a total of eight semesters.

Incoming transfer students must have a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or higher to receive the award. Transfer students may receive the University Award for up to seven semester depending on the number of credits transferred to Kent State.


President's Scholarship

In addition, the President’s Scholarship provides one-half of the out-of-state surcharge to students not residing in Ohio. To be eligible an applicant must possess a minimum 3.25 GPA, 21 ACT composite or combined 980 critical reading and math on the SAT.