Flashes Go Further Scholarship Program

The Flashes Go Further Scholarship is a one-of-a-kind program covering more costs to help students attend Kent State University tuition free.

The Flashes Go Further Scholarship Program is based on Kent State’s mission to transform lives and communities through the power of discovery, learning and creative expression and the university’s commitment to access and completion.

Graduates

“This program is a testament to our deep commitment to access and completion for all,” President Todd Diacon noted. “We are consistently recognized nationally for our success in graduating more students. Our graduation rate is already the highest in northern Ohio and the third highest in the state, but we won’t rest until all students we enroll graduate and succeed in their first jobs after college.”


Eligibility Requirements Based on Grade Level

Choose the tab that represents your grade level to view eligibility requirements.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Incoming new first-year students (enrolling immediately after high school graduation, with or without CCP credit hours) enrolling full-time at the Kent Campus.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • U.S. Citizens or permanent residents.
  • Must be classified as an Ohio resident for tuition.
  • Enrolled in a bachelor’s degree granting program
    • The Exploratory major and pre-majors for a bachelor's degree are eligible
  • Must be working toward first bachelor’s degree.  Post-undergraduates are not eligible.
  • Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year and have a calculated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 10,000 or less.
  • Student must submit all requested financial aid documents to the Student Financial Aid Office and the FAFSA must be free of all holds and processing issues (see  financial aid status).
  • Student must meet the standards of the  Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
  • Enrolled full-time at the Kent Campus (minimum of 12 credit hours designated as Kent Campus courses) each semester.  Courses can be in-person, remote, or online.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Enroll full-time at the Kent Campus (minimum of 12 Kent Campus credit hours).
  • Submit the FAFSA for the current academic year to establish annual eligibility.
  • No separate scholarship application is required. 
  • All students will be screened for eligibility automatically.
  • Eligible students will be notified via their Kent State email address.

HOW SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT IS DETERMINED

  • The Flashes Go Further Scholarship covers the difference between Tuition + Instructional Fees + General Fees and other grants and scholarships.
  • Award will be reduced if the student receives additional tuition-specific scholarships or grants from any source.
  • Award may be reduced or canceled if the student changes their schedule, drops or withdraws from a course, or their tuition charges change for any other reason.
  • Sample Scholarship Calculation: One Semester

   Tuition
+ Tuition Instructional Fee
+ Tuition General Fee
= Total Allowable Fees
- Federal Grants and Scholarships
- State Grants and Scholarships
- Kent State University Tuition Fee Waivers
- Kent State University Scholarships
- Kent State University Grants
- Tuition-specific Veteran's benefits if it covers 100% of tuition
- External grants, scholarships and any other awards from an outside source that are tuition-specific (must be designated by the donor)
= Flashes Go Further Scholarship Award Amount

The Flashes Go Further Scholarship cannot be applied to:

  • Housing
  • Meal plans
  • Career Services Fee
  • Program fees
  • Special Course fees
  • Distance learning course fees
  • Legal Services Fee
  • Flight fees
  • Lab fees
  • Book fees
  • Study Abroad fees

HOW AWARD IS RELEASED TO STUDENTS

  • If awarded, the tuition portion of the Flashes Go Further Scholarship will be applied to the student’s account

SCHOLARSHIP RENEWAL CRITERIA

  • First-time Freshman, enrolling immediately after high school graduation, may be eligible for a maximum of 8 semesters or until graduation with their bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first.
  • Incoming freshmen and sophomore transfer students may be eligible for a maximum of 6 semesters or until graduation with their bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first.
  • The award is available only for the fall and spring semesters, but students will be permitted to request 1 of their semesters of eligibility during a summer term.
  • This award cannot be extended beyond the 8 or 6 semester limits.
  • Student must file the FAFSA every academic year and complete any requests for additional information from the Student Financial Aid Office to establish annual eligibility.
  • The student must demonstrate financial need with an EFC of 10,000 or less, as determined by the results of each year's FAFSA.
  • Student must enroll in a minimum of 12 Kent Campus credit hours each semester.  Students who do not enroll full-time at the Kent Campus in any fall or spring semester will not be eligible for a future award until their last semester before graduation with their bachelor’s degree.
  • Student must meet the Financial Aid Standards of Academic Progress every semester.

For questions about this new program, contact scholarships@kent.edu

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Incoming Freshmen and Sophomore Transfer Students (Kent State is accepting 0-59 credit hours) enrolling full-time at the Kent Campus.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • U.S. Citizens or permanent residents.
  • Must be classified as an Ohio resident for tuition.
  • Enrolled in a bachelor’s degree granting program.
  • Must be working toward first bachelor’s degree.  Post-undergraduates are not eligible.
  • Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year and have a calculated EFC of 10,000 or less.
  • Student must submit all requested financial aid documents to the Student Financial Aid Office and the FAFSA must be free of all holds and processing issues (see  financial aid status).
  • Student must meet the standards of the  Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
  • Enrolled full-time at the Kent Campus (minimum of 12 credit hours designated as Kent Campus courses) each semester. Courses can be in-person, remote, or online.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Enroll full-time at the Kent Campus (minimum of 12 credit hours designated as Kent Campus courses).
  • Submit the FAFSA for the academic year to establish annual eligibility.
  • No separate scholarship application is required..
  • All students will be screened for eligibility automatically.
  • Eligible students will be notified via their Kent State email address.

HOW SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT IS DETERMINED

  • The Flashes Go Further Scholarship covers the difference between Tuition + Instructional Fees + General Fees and other grants and scholarships.
  • Award will be reduced if the student receives additional tuition-specific scholarships or grants from any source.
  • Award may be reduced or cancelled if the student changes their schedule, drops or withdraws from a course, or their tuition charges change for any other reason.
  • Sample Scholarship Calculation:  One Semester

   Tuition
+ Tuition Instructional Fee
+ Tuition General Fee
= Total Allowable Fees
- Federal Grants and Scholarships
- State Grants and Scholarships
- Kent State University Tuition Fee Waivers
- Kent State University Scholarships
- Kent State University Grants
- Tuition-specific Veteran's benefits if it covers 100% of tuition
- External grants, scholarships and any other awards from an outside source that are tuition-specific (must be designated by the donor)
= Flashes Go Further Scholarship Award Amount

The Flashes Go Further Scholarship cannot be applied to:

  • Housing
  • Meal plans
  • Career Services Fee
  • Program fees
  • Special Course fees
  • Distance learning course fees
  • Legal Services Fee
  • Flight fees
  • Lab fees
  • Book fees
  • Study Abroad fees

HOW AWARD IS RELEASED TO STUDENTS

  • If awarded, the tuition portion of the Flashes Go Further Scholarship will be applied to the student’s account

SCHOLARSHIP RENEWAL CRITERIA

  • First-time Freshman, enrolling immediately after high school graduation, may be eligible for a maximum of 8 semesters or until graduation with their bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first.
  • Incoming freshmen and sophomore transfer students may be eligible for a maximum of 6 semesters or until graduation with their bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first.
  • The award is available only for the fall and spring semesters, but students will be permitted to request 1 of their semesters of eligibility during a summer term.
  • This award cannot be extended beyond the 8 or 6 semester limits.
  • Student must file the FAFSA every academic year and complete any requests for additional information from the Student Financial Aid Office to establish annual eligibility.
  • The student must demonstrate financial need with an EFC of 10,000 or less, as determined by the results of each year's FAFSA.
  • Student must enroll in a minimum of 12 Kent Campus credit hours each semester.  Students who do not enroll full-time at the Kent Campus in any fall or spring semester will not be eligible for a future award until their last semester before graduation with their bachelor’s degree.
  • Student must meet the Financial Aid Standards of Academic Progress every semester.

For questions about this new program, contact scholarships@kent.edu

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Students enrolled at a Regional Campus, regardless of class level, will be reviewed for a possible Flashes Go Further Scholarship only for their last semester prior to graduation with their first bachelor's degree. If a Regional Campus student is also enrolled in at least 12 Kent Campus credit hours, they can be considered for a Kent Campus Flashes Go Further Scholarship. Refer to the Incoming Freshmen or Transfer Student tabs for more information.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • U.S. Citizens or permanent residents.
  • Must be classified as an Ohio resident for tuition.
  • Enrolled in a bachelor’s degree granting program.
  • Must be working toward first bachelor’s degree.  Post-undergraduates are not eligible..
  • Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year during which the student will graduate with their bachelor’s degree.
  • The FAFSA must have a calculated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 10,000 or less.
  • Student must submit all requested financial aid documents to the Student Financial Aid Office and the FAFSA must be free of all holds and processing issues (see  financial aid status).
  • Student must meet the standards of the  Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
  • Enrolled in Kent State University coursework for the last semester prior to graduation with the first bachelor’s degree.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Submit the FAFSA for the academic year during which the student will graduate.
  • No separate scholarship application is required.
  • All students will be screened for eligibility automatically.
  • Eligible students will be notified via their Kent State email address.

HOW SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT IS DETERMINED

  • The Flashes Go Further Scholarship covers the difference between Tuition + Instructional Fees + General Fees and other grants and scholarships.
  • Award will be reduced if the student receives additional tuition-specific scholarships or grants from any source.
  • Award may be reduced or cancelled if the student changes their schedule, drops or withdraws from a course, or their tuition charges change for any other reason.
  • Sample Scholarship Calculation:  One Semester

   Tuition
+ Tuition Instructional Fee
+ Tuition General Fee
= Total Allowable Fees
- Federal Grants and Scholarships
- State Grants and Scholarships
- Kent State University Tuition Fee Waivers
- Kent State University Scholarships
- Kent State University Grants
- Tuition-specific Veteran's benefits if it covers 100% of tuition
- External grants, scholarships and any other awards from an outside source that are tuition-specific (must be designated by the donor)
= Flashes Go Further Scholarship Award Amount

The Flashes Go Further Scholarship cannot be applied to:

  • Housing
  • Meal plans
  • Career Services Fee
  • Program fees
  • Special Course fees
  • Distance learning course fees
  • Legal Services Fee
  • Flight fees
  • Lab fees
  • Book fees
  • Study Abroad fees

HOW AWARD IS RELEASED TO STUDENTS

  • If awarded, the tuition portion of the Flashes Go Further Scholarship will be applied to the student’s account

For questions about this new program, contact scholarships@kent.edu