Financial Aid Checklist

SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER

  •  Review types of financial aid and general information on the Student Financial Aid Office Web site.

    Review the Types of Aid

  •  Estimate your out-of-pocket expenses by using the Net Price Calculator.

    Go to Kent State's Net Price Calculator

  •  View current costs to attend Kent State Tuscarawas.

    View tuition costs

  •  Consider attending a financial aid workshop or high school presentation. Apply for a Federal Student Aid ID. If the student is dependent, at least one parent must also apply. The FSA ID will serve as an electronic signature on the FAFSA.

    Get your FSA ID

  •  File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by December 1 for priority processing and to ensure maximum financial aid eligibility.

     Review the FAFSA site

  •  View your student financial aid awards and/or any outstanding financial aid requirements via FlashLine.

     Access your information on FlashLine

  •  If you will enroll at Kent State University in the summer and would like to use your financial aid, complete the Summer Aid Request Form.

 

APRIL - MAY

  •  Students must accept, decline or reduce federal loans.

     Log into FlashLine

  •  First-time borrowers: Sign the Master Promissory Note and complete Entrance Loan Counseling

     Visit the studentloans.gov site

  •  Parents can apply for the Federal Direct PLUS Loan.

     Apply on the studentloans.gov site

  •  View information about direct loan interest rates and repayment of federal loans.

     Review the studentloans.gov site

  •  If borrowing a private/alternative student loan, compare lender options and apply through FastChoice. If awarded institutional scholarships, accept via FlashLine.

    Visit FastChoice        Log into FlashLine

 

JUNE - AUGUST

  •  Check your Kent State email account (beginning in July) for email notification regarding your e-bills published by Bursar's Office (billing office).
  •  Visit the Bursar's Office for detailed billing and due date information.
  •  Review Bursar's Office FAQ including important information about Authorization of Title IV Aid (federal aid).

     Go to the Bursar's site

  •  Make a refund selection using information received from BankMobile (you will receive this after enrolling in classes).

     Go to the BankMobile site