Scholarships & Financial Aid

Funding Your Education

When it comes to paying for college, financial aid can be a game changer. Whether it’s through scholarships, loans, grants or work-study programs, our team is here to help you maximize your financial aid offer.

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The 2024-2025 FAFSA is open. File now to be considered for grants, scholarships, loans and federal work-study.

Resources for New and Current Students

  • For the latest updates from Kent State, visit our 2024-2025 FAFSA website.
  • To file the FAFSA or learn more about federal student aid, visit
  • Scholarships, grants, loans and Federal Work Study? Review the different types of aid available at Kent State. 


Resolving a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Citation

To qualify for federal student aid, federal regulations require you to achieve reasonable Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward your degree or certificate program.

SAP is determined based on GPA, percent completion and maximum timeframe. While SAP doesn’t prevent enrollment at Kent State, it does impact the awarding of federal financial aid.

If qualifying, extenuating circumstances impacted your ability to maintain SAP, you may choose to submit an appeal. If you’re cited but now meet SAP standards, you must still file an appeal for review.

learn more    SAP Appeal Form

Completing Verification for the FAFSA

The federal government requires Kent State to verify, or confirm, the data reported by students and their parent(s) on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

If  you were notified that your FAFSA was selected for verification, you will need to complete the verification process. Required documentation usually includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verification Worksheets
  • Student’s signed copy of Federal IRS Income Tax Return or Tax Transcript
  • Parent's signed copy of Federal IRS Income Tax Return or Tax Transcript

Learn More       Verification Forms

Regional Campus Financial Aid

If you're looking for financial aid or scholarship assistance on your campus, view our campus contacts below.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting & Disclosures

Review the most up-to-date information about HEERF, CARES and the Coronavirus/COVID-19 relief funds on our disclosures and reporting hub page.

Access our reporting page

Kent State University is committed to using the Principles & Standards of the College Cost Transparency Initiative in its student financial aid offer.