Financial Literacy

The TRIO Student Support Services program offers various financial and money management informational resources and workshops including:

  • Student loans and scholarships
  • FAFSA advice
  • Money management
  • Financial decision making
  • Credit card advice

Kent State Scholarships

Internal Scholarships:

There are over 700 scholarships offered by various Kent State University departments. The Student Financial Aid Online Scholarship Search  is a database that contains the most recent scholarship information available to Kent State students.

To use the Scholarship Search, students complete a short profile and are then presented with a list of scholarships for which they may be eligible to apply.  Each scholarship description will provide the student with eligibility criteria, the application deadline date, and a link to an online application, a printable application, or information on where to find more information about a specific scholarship program.

External Scholarships:

There are several online scholarship search programs available to students to assist you in finding scholarship opportunities outside of Kent State. It is important to realize that these databases only identify scholarships that the student would potentially be qualified to apply for. The student must follow up on their own to actually submit a scholarship application to the appropriate agency or sponsor.  Some reputable search engines include:

Scholarship helpful tips:

  • Students should visit the online Scholarship Search often.  It is constantly being updated with new information and opportunities.
  • Be aware of deadline dates.  Exceptions are not made for late applications.
  • Don’t be in a hurry when completing an application.  Take your time when writing scholarship essays.  Make sure you are answering the question being asked and/or addressing the topic you were given.  Be sure to use spell check!

Financial Aid Help

Do you want to receive a grant or federal aid for the next academic year?

If the answer to this question is “yes,” then NOW is the time to fill out your FAFSA (Kent Campus school code is 003051).

✓ It is suggested that students fill out the FAFSA each year after Jan. 1

Are you taking summer courses?

If you are a student enrolled in summer courses, then you should consider filling out the Summer Aid Request Form.

✓ Be advised that any summer aid used will REDUCE your remaining aid for fall and spring

Have you been denied Federal Financial Aid due to unsatisfactory academic performance?

Visit the Financial Aid Office to find out about the “Academic Progress Appeal” Form which may be an option for you!

Do you want more money for school?

Use the Kent Scholarship Search.

Students must complete the search online.  This process will not require you to meet with a counselor unless Financial Aid is listed as the “contact” office.

✓ Please direct all other questions to the “contact” person/department.

Are you a First-time Borrower?

If you have answered “yes,” then you must complete both the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory:

To find more general financial aid information, go to the following link:
****The Financial Aid Office located in Schwartz 103 is staffed with Financial Aid Counselors and graduate students on most days, so feel free to walk in with any questions and assistance you may need!  They are happy to help.

To set up a follow-up appointment with your assigned Counselor, email from the following list based upon your last name:

Financial Aid Staff