2022-2023 FAFSA

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

Complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA if you are attending Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and/or Spring 2023. 

Complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA now! 

For the 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 academic year includes Summer 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.


  • 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 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022 2021-2022 NOW 2019
Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023 2022-2023 NOW 2020
Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024 2023-2024 Beginning October 1, 2022 2021

To ensure maximum financial aid eligibility, complete the FAFSA no later than Feb. 1, 2022.  

First-year students for the fall 2022 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 2022-2023 academic year beginning in 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.


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 2022.

Stay tuned for more virtual presentations to be added!

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 

  • Information Nights and FAFSA Workshops

Pymatuning HS: Oct 6, 2021

Edgewood HS: Oct. 7, 2021

Spire Institute HS: Virtual Oct.11, 2021

Conneaut HS: Oct. 13, 2021

Saints John and Paul HS: Oct. 21, 2021

  • One-on-one virtual FAFSA filing assistance with a financial aid representative.

Schedule now

  • Virtual via Blackboard Collaborate 2022-2023 Paying for College presentation

Paying for College
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Presenters: Andrea Dale and Kurt Drotleff

Session Login

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