Financial Aid Checklist | Student Financial Aid | Kent State University

Financial Aid Checklist

august - September


October - December

  •  File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for federal and state financial aid programs.  Students are encouraged to file as soon as possible beginning October 1, for early FAFSA processing and awarding.  Make sure you are completing the FAFSA for the correct aid year.  To ensure maximum eligibility, complete the FAFSA no later than Feb 1.
  •  View any outstanding financial aid requirements via FlashLine.

January - march

  • New freshmen can begin viewing their financial aid awards beginning mid-January via FlashLine.
  • New Kent Campus freshman: register for Destination Kent State orientation.
  • Review Terms and Conditions of receiving financial aid on FlashLine.
  • Review Enrollment Plan Information and Summer Enrollment Plans, if necessary, on the "Resources/Additional Information" tab in FlashLine (will be available after January 1).
  • If you plan to enroll at Kent State University for summer semester and would like to use your financial aid, view more information.
  • Returning students can begin viewing their financial aid awards in late March via FlashLine.

April - May

  • Loans are funds that must be repaid; only borrow what you need after careful consideration.  If borrowing federal student loans:
  •  If borrowing a private/alternative student loan, compare lender options and apply through FastChoice, or through an education lender of your choice. 
  • If awarded institutional scholarships from Kent State University, accept via FlashLine.

June - July

  •  New freshmen: Attend Destination Kent State orientation and receive the "Your Financial Aid Plan" document.
  •  Notification of your invoice will be sent to you by email in July.  The invoice will list your actual expenses as of that day.
  •  Visit the One Stop for detailed billing and due date information.
  •  Review information about authorization of Title IV aid under the Financial Aid section of FlashLine.
  •  Choose your student refund selection after receiving your BankMobile Welcome packet in the mail.