BorrowSmart

Choosing the right way to pay for tuition is just as important as choosing the right school. BorrowSmart encourages families to look into all their options and select the best choice for them and their budget. 

Monthly Payment Plan Options

Education expenses are easier to pay when spread over predictable monthly payments. Our Monthly Payment Plan, administered by Tuition Management Systems, is an alternative to large annual or term payments and helps limit borrowing. It is available for a $55 per semester enrollment fee for fall and spring term and includes:

  • Convenient 3, 4, or 5 monthly payments
  • 24-hour account access through www.kent.afford.com  
  • Toll-free automated account information
  • Toll-free personal service Monday-Saturday at 800-722-4867

In addition, free Education Payment Advice at 1-888-216-4269 or via service@afford.com can help you make informed choices about limiting your loan debt by combining this payment option with any educational loan of your choice. If you must borrow, borrow only what you need. Keep your monthly payments within your budget and reduce debt burden after graduation.

Expecting loans, grants or possible financial aid? No need to wait. Enroll in the Monthly Payment Plan and your monthly payment can be adjusted at any time during the year, so visit afford.com for costs and schedules, toll-free phone numbers, or to enroll today at https://kent.afford.com/

Scholarships

Kent State University offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students enrolled at the Kent Campus and the Regional Campuses.

Learn more about scholarships

Grants

Grants are a form of Gift Aid and do not have to be repaid. Kent State University participates in the five federal and three state grant programs.

Learn more about grants

Federal Loan Programs

The Federal government offers several different Federal loans programs.  Unlike federal/state grants loans must be repaid.

Learn more about Federal Loans