2021-2022 FAFSA

Students are now able to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) earlier. 

Complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA if you are attending Summer 2021, Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022. 

Complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA now! 

2020-2021 FAFSA

Students are encouraged to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA as soon as possible. 

Complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA if you are attending Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021.

BENEFITS OF COMPLETING YOUR FAFSA EARLIER

  • You will be done early, and you will be more prepared for the upcoming year.
  • Your financial aid will be finalized and you can search for need-based scholarships.
  • Maximize your eligibility for certain need-based programs with limited funding.
  • Less stress than waiting for the last minute to file!
  • Time to make more informed financial decisions!

View a collection of videos to assist you and your parent(s) in completing the FAFSA, along with other additional financial aid information! This includes how to complete the FAFSA using the new myStudentAid mobile app!

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 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021 2020-2021 NOW 2018
Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022 2021-2022 NOW 2019
Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023 2022-2023 Beginning October 1, 2021 2020

To ensure maximum financial aid eligibility, complete the FAFSA no later than Feb. 1, 2021.  

First-year students for the fall 2020 semester are expected to be awarded their comprehensive financial aid as a result of the FAFSA beginning in late February. Returning Kent State University students will be awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year beginning April.

There are a few federal student aid programs that have limited funds, so be sure to apply as soon as you can once the FAFSA is available.

RESOURCES

EVENTS

Kent Campus

The One Stop for Student Services and the Student Financial Aid Office will be holding various workshops for students at the Library of the Kent Campus. 

If you need assistance or have questions on how to complete the FAFSA, you can sign up for FAFSA in a FLASH remote sessions beginning Jan. 19, 2021. These sessions will be held remote (not in person) with a One Stop for Student Services representative. Please choose a date first to see available time slots.

In addition, Kent State will be offering several virtual financial aid events that any student, or parent, can sign up for regardless of where they plan to attend. These events will be general information and will go over the FAFSA and types of financial aid.

The dates are below and the even registration information is available on the Virtual Events web page.  

  • Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

View more upcoming events presented by Federal Student Aid.

View below to see what assistance the regional campuses offer virtually for FAFSA assistance!

One-on-one virutal FAFSA assistance appointments with a financial aid representative.  Call or email to schedule a phone or virtual appointment.

Phone:  440-964-4213

Email:  ashtabulafinancialaid@kent.edu 

  • Offering FAFSA assistance every Friday through December 11 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Join FAFSA Friday

  • One-on-one virtual FAFSA assistance appointments with a financial aid representative.  Click on "Access Virtual Walk-ins" on the Trumbull Campus financial aid page.  Please notate FAFSA in your appointment comments and you will be provided additional support in preparing for your appointment.

Contact Trumbull Campus