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Financial Aid Checklist

September - December
Apply for admission to Kent State University at www.kent.edu/admissions by Jan. 15 for scholarship consideration for incoming freshmen.
Begin a comprehensive scholarship search at www.kent.edu/financialaid/scholarships.
Review types of financial aid and general information on the Student Financial Aid Office website at www.kent.edu/financialaid.
Estimate your out-of-pocket expenses by using the Net Price Calculator at www.kent.edu/financialaid.
View current costs to attend Kent State at:

Tuition: www.kent.edu/bursar

On-campus Housing: www.kent.edu/housing

Meal Plans: www.kent.edu/dining
January - March
Consider attending a financial aid workshop or high school presentation.
Apply for a Federal Student Aid PIN at www.pin.ed.gov. If the student is dependent, at least one parent must also apply. The PIN will serve as an electronic signature on the FAFSA.
File the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov by Feb. 15 for priority processing and to ensure maximum financial aid eligibility.
View your student financial aid awards and/or any outstanding financial aid requirements via FlashLine at flashline.kent.edu.
If you will enroll at Kent State University in the summer and would like to use your financial aid, complete the Summer Aid Request Form at www.kent.edu/financialaid/summer.


April - May
If borrowing federal student loans:

Students must accept, decline or reduce federal loans via FlashLine.

First-time borrowers: Sign the Master Promissory Note and complete Entrance Loan Counseling at www.studentloans.gov.

Parents can apply for the Federal Direct PLUS by visiting www.studentloans.gov.

View information about direct loan interest rates and repayment of federal loans at www.studentaid.ed.gov.
If borrowing a private/alternative student loan, compare lender options and apply through www.kent.edu/financialaid/fastchoice.
If awarded institutional scholarships, accept via FlashLine.


June - August
Check your KSU email account (beginning in July) for email notification regarding your e-bills published by Bursar's Office (billing office).
Visit the Bursar's Office at www.kent.edu/bursar for detailed billing and due date information.
Review Bursar's Office FAQ including important information about Authorization of Title IV Aid (federal aid) at www.kent.edu/bursar.
Make a refund selection using your KSU Choice Card by logging in to www.KSUChoiceCard.com.