Financial Aid


It's important to apply for financial aid and scholarships each academic year. Cost does not have to be a barrier to achieving your educational goals.

Follow these simple steps to apply for financial assistance:

  • Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 each year. The FAFSA now uses income from an earlier, already completed tax year. Therefore, you do not have to wait to complete your new tax return! The FAFSA may be submitted online or in paper form. 

File Your FAFSA

  • Be sure to use correct school codes when completing the FAFSA:

Kent State University federal school code: 003051  

Kent State University at East Liverpool federal school code: 003056

Kent State University at Salem federal school code: 003061

  • Complete the desired scholarship application(s) and submit. Be aware of differing deadlines. 
  • Contact the Financial Aid office at Kent State East Liverpool or Kent State Salem at any time if you have questions.

The following table provides a summary of key dates for FAFSA completion for the current and upcoming years, and what tax information you will provide.

semester you plan to attend

you will submit this FAFSA

You can submit the FAFSA 

Using income and tax information

Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020 2019-2020 NOW 2017
Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021 2020-2021 NOW 2018
Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022 2021-2022 Beginning October 1, 2020 2019

For more information contact your campus financial aid counselor: