Parents & Families
Welcome Parents and Families of Future Flashes
Here you will find information on the next steps in the admission process, financial aid and scholarships, housing, Destination Kent State (DKS), New Student Orientation and the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from parents of our incoming students.
Parents and Families Checklist
Log In to FlashLine
Have your student log in to FlashLine and follow the instructions for a first time user. Once logged in, you can both review the enrollment checklist.
Review First-Year Admitted Student Next Steps
Review important next steps, including priority dates for financial aid, on-campus housing and Destination Kent State (DKS), New Student Orientation.
Create Your KSUview Account
Work with your student to have your parent and family member KSUview account created, so that as a designee, you can help them stay on track with registration, financial aid and other important deadlines.
Keep Your Student On Track!
Submit the Enrollment Fee
Your student can officially commit to Kent State by paying the $150 enrollment fee in their student portal, FlashLine.
A degree from Kent State University is an investment in your student's future. Our mission is to make this investment an affordable option regardless of family income.
All first-year students are required to attend Destination Kent State (DKS), New Student Orientation. Parents and families are welcomed as well! Registration opens Feb. 1 for fall semester and Oct. 1 for spring semester.
Students can choose from 23 on-campus residence halls and 18 Living-Learning Programs, which are housing-based communities of students who share similar academic or special interests. Applications open Feb. 1 for fall semester and Oct. 15 for spring semester.
Join us for our in-person and virtual events with our admissions staff, academics departments and student support services to ensure that your student stays on track with college plans.
Why Kent State? Academic Prestige.
Did you know Kent State is home to 16 Pulitzer Prize winners, and many of our schools and programs have received national recognition? Read more about Kent State's academic prestige and award-winning alumni by visiting our webpage.
The safety of your student is the top priority at Kent State. We offer a wide range of comprehensive resources and services to help mitigate, respond to and recover from incidents affecting our campus communities. Learn more about how we keep our campus safe and informed by visiting our webpage.
Kent State is proud to offer award-winning academic student support services through tutoring, supplemental instruction and academic coaching sessions. Explore academic services your student can benefit from by visiting the Academic Success Center webpage.
Kent's beautiful campus is nestled alongside the vibrant college town of Kent with easy access to Akron, Cleveland or even the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. There's so much to discover by visiting our webpage!