2023-2024 FAFSA

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

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

2023-2024 FAFSA COMING SOON! (Available Oct 1)

Complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA now! 


For the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 academic year includes Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.


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!

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 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023 2022-2023 NOW 2020
Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024 2023-2024 Beginning October 1, 2022 2021
Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Spring 2025 2024-2025 Beginning October 1, 2023 2022

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.

RESOURCES

Informational pages

Videos

  • 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)

EVENTS

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. 

Fall 2022 Dates:

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

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!

  • One-on-one virtual FAFSA assistance appointments with a financial aid representative.  Call or email to schedule a phone or virtual 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
    • Thursday, March 10, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    • Student Services 124
  • Complete the FAFSA Now Session: email trumbullfinaid@kent.edu to register
    • Friday, March 11, 10:00 a.m. - noon
    • Student Services 124
  • One-on-one virtual FAFSA filing assistance with a financial aid representative.

Schedule now