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 listed in the chart below:


Federal Pell Grant

Amount

$585-5,730

Who is Eligible

U.S. Citizens or permanent residents demonstrating financial need; undergraduates.

How to Apply

Submit FAFSA in early January each and every year

How Award Is Determined

Based on need according to the calculated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the federal formula. Maximum lifetime limit is the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters of eligibility.


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Amount

$600-2,000

Who is Eligible

U.S. Citizens or permanent residents demonstrating financial need; undergraduates; at least 1/2 time enrollment

How to Apply

Submit FAFSA in early January each and every year

How Award Is Determined

Must have zero EFC (according to federal formula); award amount is determined by the student's enrollment status, class level, residency status, and campus attending (Kent or Regional). Limited funding is available.


Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)

Amount

$131-$1,048

Who is Eligible

Based on need according to the calculated EFC as determined by the federal formula; enrollment; campus attending (courses must be at least 51% at the Kent Campus); Ohio resident; Undergraduates who have not yet earned a baccalaureate degree

How to Apply

Submit FAFSA in early January each and every year; FAFSA must be received by October 1st deadline date.

How Award Is Determined

Part-time students eligible for the OCOG will have amount adjusted based on actual enrollment; restricted to tuition. 

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Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

Amount

Maximum of $3708 per year

Who is Eligible

U.S. Citizen or permanent resident; Enroll in eligible TEACH Grant major at Kent State University as a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student; Post-Undergraduates pursuing a second bachelor’s degree are not eligible; Incoming freshmen must have a 3.25 GPA on final high school transcript or score above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test; Continuing students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25. Must agree to Teach in a high need field in a school serving low-income students. 

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How to Apply

Submit FAFSA in early January each and every year. Students enrolled in eligible major will be contacted by the Student Financial Aid Office. Complete TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve; Complete Annual TEACH Grant Counseling requirements.

How Award Is Determined

Eligibility and award amount is determined by the Student Financial Aid Office upon confirmation of pursuit of degree in eligible major program of study, grade level status as undergraduate or graduate student, and academic achievement requirements. Award amount is based on the student's enrollment status and other aid awarded.


Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA)

Amount

$100-556

Who is Eligible

Pennsylvania residents attending an Ohio university; minimum 6 credit hours; undergraduates; more than 50% of courses cannot be online or though distance learning methods

How to Apply

Submit FAFSA in early January (and no later than May 1st), each and every year.

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How Award Is Determined

Based on financial need.


Vermont Incentive Grant

Amount

$700-11,200

Who is Eligible

Vermont residents attending an Kent State University, full-time, undergraduates

How to Apply

Submit FAFSA in early January, a Vermont Grant application

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How Award Is Determined

Based on financial need.