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FINANCIAL AID MAKES OBTAINING A DEGREE FROM A WORLD-CLASS UNIVERSITY EASY AND AFFORDABLE!

No matter what your family’s financial circumstances are, we can help you find a way to manage college costs. The staff in our Financial Aid Office works with students and their families to help make a Kent State Ashtabula education affordable through grants, loans, campus employment, and scholarship opportunities.

With low tuition rates, a Kent State Ashtabula education is within your reach. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available beginning October 1st of each year. By filing the FAFSA by the priority filing deadline of March 1st, you will be considered for the maximum amount of aid for which you are eligible.  Eighty-five percent of all Kent State Ashtabula students receive some form of financial assistance from federal, state and institutional aid programs.

Students wishing to meet with a Kent State Ashtabula financial aid specialist will need to schedule an appointment, or on a walk-in basis during posted hours (see chart to right). Students are welcome to call the office during regular office hours to have their questions answered, or they may e-mail their questions to any of the financial aid staff members.


SELECT YOUR FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST

Choose one of the following checklists, based on your current enrollment status. 

Financial Aid Checklist

New First-Year and Transfer Student Financial Aid Checklist

EXPLORE AND APPLY TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AT ASHTABULA


APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for federal and state financial aid programs.  Students are encouraged to file as soon as possible beginning Oct. 1, for early FAFSA processing and awarding.  To ensure maximum eligibility, complete the FAFSA no later than Feb. 1.
  • View a collection of helpful videos on the FAFSA and financial aid.
  • View any outstanding financial aid requirements on FlashLine.
  • If requested, complete the verification process prior to receiving federal financial aid.
  • If your information submitted on the FAFSA is no longer an accurate representation of your family's current financial situation, consider completing a special circumstance application.

VIEW YOUR FINANCIAL AID AWARDS

  • Review your checklist in FlashLine.  Keep track of the steps you need to complete to be ready for the academic year.
    • Your checklist can be found by selecting "My Lists" on the top menu bar.
  • Review Terms and Conditions of receiving financial aid on FlashLine.
  • View an accept any scholarships on FlashLine.
  • Report outside scholarships, awards and other tuition assistance you are bringing to Kent State University on the Resources/Additional Information tab in FlashLine.  Click the link for instructions.
  • Begin viewing your financial aid awarded as a result of the FAFSA beginning mid-February in FlashLine.
  • Check your Kent State email address regularly for important information from the One Stop for Student Services.
  • Complete your enrollment next steps instructions provided to you by admissions

TAKE ACTION ON YOUR FINANCIAL AID AWARDS

  • Loans are funds that must be repaid; only borrow what you need after careful consideration.  If borrowing federal student loans:
  •  If borrowing a private/alternative student loan, compare lender options and apply through FastChoice, or through an education lender of your choice. 

REVIEW YOUR FINAL STEPS

  •  Attend New Student Orientation.
  • Register for classes.
  •  Notification of your invoice will be sent to you by email in July for fall semester and in December for spring semester.  The invoice will list your actual expenses as of that day.
  •  Visit the One Stop website for detailed billing, payment and due date information.
  •  Review information about authorization of Title IV aid under the Financial Aid section of FlashLine.
  • Choose your student refund selection after receiving your BankMobile Welcome packet in the mail.
Current Student Financial Aid Checklist

STAY ON TRACK AT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY


APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

  •  File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for federal and state financial aid programs.  Students are encouraged to file as soon as possible beginning Oct. 1, for early FAFSA processing and awarding.  To ensure maximum eligibility, complete the FAFSA no later than Feb. 1.
  • View a collection of helpful videos on the FAFSA and financial aid.
  •  View any outstanding financial aid requirements via FlashLine.
  • If requested, complete the verification process prior to receiving federal financial aid.
  • If your information submitted on the FAFSA is no longer an accurate representation of your family's current financial situation, consider completing a special circumstance application.

VIEW YOUR FINANCIAL AID AWARDS

  • Begin viewing your financial aid awards beginning mid-March in FlashLine.
  • Review Terms and Conditions of receiving financial aid on FlashLine.

TAKE ACTION ON YOUR FINANCIAL AID AWARDS

  • Accept any awarded institutional scholarships in offered status from Kent State University on FlashLine.
  • Report outside scholarships, awards and other tuition assistance you are bringing to Kent State University on the Resources/Additional Information tab in FlashLine.  Click the link for instructions.
  • Loans are funds that must be repaid; only borrow what you need after careful consideration.  If borrowing federal student loans:
    • View information about direct loan interest rates and repayment of federal loans.
    • Students must accept, decline or reduce federal loans via FlashLine.
    • Parents who plan to borrow can apply for the Federal Direct PLUS Loan.  Visit our PLUS Loan page for application availability dates.
    • Returning students can monitor federal loan borrowing, view loan history and find servicer information on StudentAid.gov

REVIEW YOUR FINAL STEPS

  • Notification of your invoice will be sent to you by email in July for fall semester and in December for spring semester.  If you are attending summer, invoices will be sent to you by email in April. The invoice will list your actual expenses as of that day.         
  • Visit the One Stop website for detailed billing, payment and due date information.
  • Review information about authorization of Title IV aid under the Financial Aid section of FlashLine.
  • Information on student refunds.

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHTS

We invite you to join representatives from the Kent State University at Ashtabula Financial Aid office for a Financial Aid Information night at your high school. Scholarships and financial aid play an important role in the college decision. Students and parents are invited to join as at your school for an information session that will include:

  • Financial Aid 101
  • Internet Resources
  • Scholarship Application Tips

This public service program is provided to inform families about the wide variety of resources available for financing a college education.  The information provide will prove useful to your entire college search and is not Kent State Ashtabula Specific.  These events are only open to students at their specific school site.  Please contact your high school about registration.


SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Scholarships can make all the difference in a student's life. They enable promising students to keep going to school and achieve dreams of a degree and a career. Each year between $100,000-$150,000 in scholarships is awarded to Kent State Ashtabula students. The generosity of local families, companies and organizations allow students to earn a university degree who otherwise would not have had the opportunity. It is our goal on the Ashtabula Campus to continue to provide scholarship opportunities to students and to seek new funding opportunities each year. We are committed to working hard to remove part of the financial barrier to higher education so that students may concentrate on being successful. 

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