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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:
Type Amount Who is Eligible How to Apply How Award is Determined
Federal Pell Grant $574-5,645 U.S. Citizens or permanent residents demonstrating financial need; undergraduates. Submit FAFSA in early January each and every year 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 (SEOG) $600-2,000 U.S. Citizens or permanent residents demonstrating financial need; undergraduates; at least 1/2 time enrollment Submit FAFSA in early January each and every year 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) $115-$920 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 Submit FAFSA in early January each and every year; FAFSA must be received by October 1st deadline date. Part-time students eligible for the OCOG will have amount adjusted based on actual enrollment; restricted to tuition. For more information visit:
http://regents.ohio.gov/sgs
TEACH Grant Maximum of $3964 per year 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. See federal TEACH Grant Web site for more details. 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 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 $100-556 Pennsylvania residents attending an Ohio university; minimum 6 credit hours; undergraduates; more than 50% of courses cannot be online or though distance learning methods Submit FAFSA in early January (and no later than May 1st), each and every year and apply online at www.pheaa.org Based on need/family income. For more information visit www.pheaa.org
Vermont Incentive Grant $700-11,200 Vermont residents attending an Kent State University, full-time, undergraduates Submit FAFSA in early January, a Vermont Grant application (available Online at www.vsac.org/VTGrantApplication) Based on financial need. For more information visit www.vsac.org