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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I need help understanding my student's financial aid package

Our One Stop for Student Services would be happy to look through your student's financial aid package with you. You can reach them at 330-672-6000.

You can also access our Financial Aid Next Steps brochure to make sure you’re on track with your student’s financial aid.

How can I receive more financial assistance?

If you or your family have experienced a loss of income, have questions about applying for financial aid and scholarships, or would like to learn about payment plan options, please reach out to us at 330-672-6000.

What is the Student Financial Aid Office number?

To speak with a financial aid representative, please call our One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000.

When can my student apply for on-campus housing?

Your student can apply for on-campus housing beginning Feb. 1 for fall semester or Oct. 15 for spring semester through the University Housing website. Make sure to review our outstanding on-campus housing options and to explore our Living-Learning Programs tab for information on Kent State’s many academic partnerships and initiatives.

When can my student register for Destination Kent State (DKS), New Student Orientation?

Your student can register for Destination Kent State (DKS), New Student Orientation beginning Feb. 1 for fall semester or Oct. 1 for spring semester. Parent and family are invited to attend as well.

How will parents/students know what type of computer they need?

Each college will communicate with your student if a specific computer is recommended or needed for their classes. Please reach out to your student’s college for more information.

When does the upcoming semester start?

The fall 2022 semester begins Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. The spring 2023 semester begins Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023.

What safety procedures are in place to protect my child from COVID-19?

The University’s number one priority is the safety of your student. To stay up to date on our policies, visit our COVID-19 webpage.