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Types of Aid

There are four basic types of financial aid; scholarships, grants, loan and Federal Work Study. Also on this page you will find information on our campus-based financial aid programs.

NOTE: The priority processing deadline for application for the Kent State Student Financial Aid Office is March 1.

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Campus-based Programs
Some of the federal financial aid programs available to students are called campus-based programs. These programs are unique in that the federal government gives Kent State University a certain allocation of funds for the programs each academic year. Kent State University then distributes, or awards, these funds to students based on financial need, priority processing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, and availability of funds. The following are campus-based programs:
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Nursing Loan
  • Federal Work-Study

The Student Financial Aid Office has a priority processing deadline for the FAFSA of March 1st each academic year. Eligible students who have their FAFSA processed by the government by March 1 will most likely receive funding for these programs. However, filing on time does not guarantee that a student will receive these funds.