Do Kent State employees qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program?
Employees of Kent State University may qualify for participation in the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
Under this program, full-time employees can apply for forgiveness from certain types of student loans, possibly reducing or eliminating their debt. For additional information and forms, please access the loan forgiveness website at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.
Please contact your loan servicer to determine your eligibility under this program. Once your paperwork is completed, forward the documents for employment verification to HR Records (for staff members) or Academic Personnel (for faculty). Both offices are located in Heer Hall.
Open Enrollment is Oct. 16 - Nov. 3. Each year in the fall, benefits-eligible employees may select and make changes to their health coverage plans based on their needs and the needs of their family. Outside a qualifying life event, this will be the only window during which such changes may be made. Note that all benefits-eligible employees are strongly encouraged to go through Open Enrollment as some benefits selections do not carry over without the employee's annual approval. Be on the lookout for your Open Enrollment postcard, which includes Open Enrollment Fair details.
Faculty, staff and graduate assistants will again eat for free once a week this semester on the Kent Campus. A meal swipe will be provided each week to your FLASHcard, now through Dec. 8, 2023. Meal swipes may be used for dine-in meals at the Eastway and Design Innovation dining halls.
The IRS recently issued the Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution limits for the 2024 coverage year. Employees who select the High Deductible Health Plan for plan year 2024 can opt into a Health Savings Account. Click here to learn more about the change in contribution limits.