FAFSA Information

Complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA if you are attending Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and/or Spring 2024. 

Complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA now! 

For the 2023-2024 year, apply as soon as possible if you haven't completed your FAFSA for the current academic year to be awarded.  The FAFSA should be completed well before all payment deadlines to ensure funds are available to assist with your bill. The 2023-2024 academic year includes Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.

The 2024-2025 FAFSA is not yet available to complete. It will be available by December 31, 2023. You will complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA if you are attending Summer 2024, Fall 2024 and/or Spring 2025. 

Learn more about the 2024-2025 FAFSA

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 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024 2023-2024 NOW 2021
Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Spring 2025 2024-2025 By December 31, 2023 2022
Summer 2025, Fall 2025, Spring 2026 2025-2026 TBD 2023

To ensure maximum financial aid eligibility, complete the FAFSA no later than Feb. 1, 2023.  

First-year students for the fall 2023 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 2023-2024 academic year beginning mid-to-late 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.


  • 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!


Informational pages


  • 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!
  • Watch our FAFSA overview to see how completing the FAFSA can help you fund your education. (This video references the 2021-2022 FAFSA)


Kent Campus

Virtual Presentations

We're virtually bringing the financial aid experts from the University Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid to your home!

We will discuss valuable information about federal financial aid programs, how to apply, the financial aid awarding process and how to figure out your costs for fall 2023. There will also be a live Q&A session where we can address your questions and concerns regarding the FAFSA and financial aid process. Download the Microsoft Teams application to be able to ask questions during the session.

Click the date(s) below to register :

None scheduled at this time. Check back!

FAFSA in a Flash

Schedule an appointment to received help filling out the FAFSA.

Schedule now!

View more upcoming events presented by Federal Student Aid.

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

Regional Campuses

  • One-on-one FAFSA assistance appointments with a financial aid representative. Call or email to schedule an appointment.

Phone:  440-964-4217

Email:  ashtabulafinancialaid@kent.edu 

  • Email trumbullfinaid@kent.edu to schedule a one-on-one virtual or in-person FAFSA assistance appointment. Visit the Trumbull Financial Aid website for additional information.

Contact Trumbull Campus

  • Scholarship Search Session: email trumbullfinaid@kent.edu to register
    • Friday, November 18, 10 a.m.
    • Friday, February 3, 10 a.m.
    • Student Services 124
  • Complete the FAFSA Now Session: email trumbullfinaid@kent.edu to register
    • Friday, October 14, 10 a.m.
    • Friday, October 21, 10 a.m.
    • Friday, January 27, 10 a.m.
    • Friday, February 10, 10 a.m.
    • Student Services 124

  • For in-person and/or virtual events, review the Stark Events website.
  • Virtual and in-person drop-ins available in January 2024. Use the Drop-Ins link below for a virtual session.


  • For one-on-one appointments to complete the FAFSA, use the Schedule Now link below. (Available in February 2024)

Schedule now

Phone: 330-244-3251 

Email: starkfinancialaid@kent.edu