Office of Global Education Emergency Grant Guide

I. OVERVIEW

Kent State University has established a special financial assistance program administered through the Office of Global Education for international students who experience unexpected expenses due to unforeseen and/or catastrophic events subsequent to their entry to the University. To be considered for the Emergency Grant, students must meet the qualifications and follow the application guidelines outlined below. Any funding awarded will be allocated to tuition, fees, University housing, the Health Center, FlashCard Office, and/or the University Bookstore. No awards will be disbursed directly to the student.

II. QUALIFICATIONS

•    F-1 or J-1 student must be “in status” in accordance with the regulations of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services governing international students.

•    Financial need must be a result of unforeseen and/or catastrophic circumstances that may cause a student to fall out of status after enrollment at Kent State University.

•    Academic standing as follows: undergraduates must have a 2.00 cumulative GPA and graduate students must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA as well as being in good standing with the department and University.

•    A student must be registered for a “full-time” course load.

•    Documentation must demonstrate evidence of need.

III. TO APPLY

1.    Read this entire guide carefully and meet with an international student advisor, if necessary, to discuss your situation.

2.    In the Guides and Forms Library, select “Begin New Emergency Grant Application.”

3.    Scan copies of any supporting documentation that demonstrates your financial hardship and email it in a PDF attachment directly to the Assistant Director of International Student and

Scholar Services. Current staff profiles are located on the Meet the Staff page of the International Student and Scholar Services website.

OGE Emergency Grant Guide 2014.pdf