Instructions for Submitting Enrollment Plans on FlashLine

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You will receive an email to your Kent State email address when you are able to submit your enrollment plans via FlashLine.

All STUDENTS:

Complete the FAFSA here

More information on the financial aid process can be found at on our FAFSA informational page.

New Freshman: 

  • New Freshman do NOT need to complete the steps below.  New Freshman who plan to enroll in summer must update their start term to Summer 2019 with the Admissions Office at their admitting campus.

All Other Students:

Log into FlashLine and navigate to:  Student; Finances; Financial Aid; Financial Aid Resource & Additional Information.

  • Complete the following questions to indicate your enrollment plans for the 2019-2020 academic year:
    • 1. Total credit hours for FALL/SPRING:  Please indicate your planned enrollment for the Fall and Spring semesters. 
      • Enrollment is defined as:
        • Full Time:  12+ credit hours per semester for undergraduate students/ 8+ credit hours per semester for graduate students
        • Three Quarter Time: 9-11 credit hours per semester for undergraduate students/ 6-7 credit hours per semester for graduate students
        • Half Time: 6-8 credit hours per semester for undergraduate students/ 4-5 credit hours per semester for graduate students
        • Less than Half Time: 1-5 credit hours per semester for undergraduate students/ 1-3 credit hours per semester for graduate students
    • 2. Campus Enrollment for FALL/SPRING:  Please indicate at which campus of Kent State University you plan to take the majority of your classes during the Fall and Spring semesters.
      • Choose Kent or Regional Campus where you plan to take the majority of your classes for the Fall and Spring.
        • If you plan to change campus enrollment between Fall and Spring, you must contact the One Stop for Student Services.
      • The financial aid office does not need you to update this question unless you plan to change from Kent to any regional campus or any regional campus to the Kent campus.  We do not need to be informed about changes between regional campuses.
    • 3. Indicate if you will graduate from Kent State University at the end of Summer or Fall: Do you plan to graduate from Kent State University at the end of the Summer 2019 or Fall 2019 semester?
      • If you indicated you will graduate in August or December, your Federal Direct Loan will be prorated based on your enrolled credit hours and remaining terms of enrollment.
      • If you indicated you will graduate in August 2019, your Federal Direct Loan amounts for summer will be prorated based on your actual hours in summer.  Fall and Spring awards will be cancelled if you graduate in the summer.  Spring loans will be cancelled if you graduate in December. 
      • You must notify the One Stop for Student Services if you do not graduate to have your aid eligibility reviewed.
      • You must review loans for acceptance on FlashLine after receiving notification that you have been awarded.
      • If you indicated you will graduate in Summer or Fall, but plan to continue on for another degree at Kent State after graduation:
        • You will graduate in August or December with your Bachelor's degree, and will continue on at Kent State University after graduation for a Master's degree:
          • Your account will be awarded through your graduation term and will not be updated for the future terms for your Master's degree until closer to your undergraduate graduation date.
        • You will graduate in August or December with your Bachelor's degree, and will continue on at Kent State University after graduation for a second Bachelor's degree:
          • Please review the Standards of Academic Progress for Post-Undergraduate students.  You will have additional steps to complete before your account can be reviewed.  Once you have succussfully completed those steps, your account will be updated for the future terms for your second Bachelor's degree closer to your first undergraduate graduation date.
        • You will graduate in August or December with your Associate's degree, and will continue on at Kent State University to pursue a Bachelor's degree:
          • If your Bachelor's degree is open with Kent State University on your student record, the Student Financial Aid Office will review your account and update your financial aid to be awarded over all terms of enrollment while you are pursuing your degrees.
    • 4. Total credit hours for SUMMER:  Please indicate your planned enrollment for the Summer 2019 semester.  
      • Enrollment is defined as:
        • Full Time:  12+ credit hours per semester for undergraduate students/ 8+ credit hours per semester for graduate students
        • Three Quarter Time: 9-11 credit hours per semester for undergraduate students/  6-7 credit hours per semester for graduate students
        • Half Time: 6-8 credit hours per semester for undergraduate students/ 4-5 credit hours per semester for graduate students
        • Less than Half Time: 1-5 credit hours per semester for undergraduate students/ 1-3 credit hours per semester for graduate students
        • Students who indicate summer enrollment will be awarded available financial aid for the summer.  Those who do not indicate summer enrollment will not be awarded any financial aid for the summer semester, unless they enroll for summer and are eligible for the Pell grant.
    • 5. Campus Enrollment for SUMMER: Please indicate at which campus of Kent State University you plan to take the majority of your classes during the Summer semester.
      • Choose Kent or Regional Campus where you plan to take the majority of your classes for Summer 2019.
      • The financial aid office does not need to you to update this question unless you plan to change from Kent to any regional campus or an regional campus to the Kent campus.  We do not need to be informed about changes between regional campuses.
    • 6. Do you wish to borrow Federal Direct Student Loans during the Summer semester?  
      • Yes or No.  
      • If you indicate "Yes", you will be awarded a Direct Loan for the summer, if eligible.
      • If you indicate "No", you will NOT be awarded a Direct Loan for summer, even if you are eligible.
      • Please note:  you will not be able to enter a loan amount.  Students will be awarded 1/3 of their annual limit of Direct Loan eligibility, if attending summer/fall/spring.  All Direct Loans are subject to a Loan Origination Fee deducted by the Department of Education (1.062% of loan amount until October 1, 2019).
      • The Student Financial Aid Office will evaluation your eligibility for both the subsidized and unsubsidized loans.  To be eligible you must be enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours for undergraduate, eligible post undergraduate and eligible non-degree students and 4 credit hours for graduate students).
      • You must review loans for acceptance on FlashLine after receiving notification that you have been awarded.

    STUDENTS WHO submitted ENROLLMENT PLANS:

    Students who submitted enrollment plans on FlashLine will be awarded according to the responses you submitted.  Please check Flashline for updated information about your financial aid awards for 2019-2020.  View instructions on how to navigate FlashLine.

    If you submitted your enrollment plans, but were not awarded financial aid by the beginning of April, your financial aid may not be awarded until you have resolved any issues that prevented aid awarding.  Some issues include, but are not limited to:

    • Outstanding financial aid requirements (for example, Verification)
    • Unsatisfied Academic Progress

    Q: What if I submitted my answers online and changed my mind or need to make changes?

    A: Students who need to make changes to enrollment plans should return to FlashLine.  Navigate to:  Student; Finances; Financial Aid; Financial Aid Resource & Additional Information.

    STUDENTS WHO DID NOT SUBMIT ENROLLMENT PLANS ONLINE:

    Students who did not submit enrollment plans online and completed a FAFSA for 2019-2020, will not be awarded financial aid until after June 21, 2019.  To be awarded financial aid, students must meet all basic eligible criteria to receive financial aid.  Please follow the instructions above to submit your enrollment plans.

    SUMMER FINANCIAL AID:

    Please see the Summer Financial Aid Information page for more details on the summer financial aid process.