Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19, my family’s income has changed. Can I appeal my financial aid eligibility for the 2020-2021 academic year to receive more funds?
Kent State University understands that your family may have experienced changes to your financial circumstances related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. If your family’s financial circumstances have changed as a result of Coronavirus/COVID-19 (e.g. loss of income, death of parent or spouse), you have the option to complete the Special Circumstance Application. Through the special circumstance process, we can review the information previously submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if it is no longer an accurate representation of your family’s current financial situation.
I was impacted by Coronavirus/COVID-19. Do I still need to complete Exit Counseling?
Yes, you should complete Exit Counseling to let your servicer aware of your status and apply any Coronavirus/COVID-19 relief available. If you do not know who your loan servicer is, you can find more information on StudentAid.gov, along with loan servicer contact information.
All of my classes were moved to remote instruction. Will online or remote courses affect my federal financial aid (VA benefits, PELL Grant, Federal Direct Loans)?
The U.S. Department of Education has indicated that, as long as students are enrolled and working toward their degrees, federal Pell Grants, SEOG grants and Federal Direct Loans should not be impacted by this disruption. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, students receiving GI Bill benefits have been advised that payments will continue for students who continue to be enrolled this term.
All of my classes were moved to remote instruction. Will online or remote courses affect my Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)?
No. However, students need to be enrolled at least 51% in Kent Campus-designated courses to receive OCOG.