Grants are a form of Gift Aid and do not have to be repaid. Kent State University participates in the programs listed below:


Federal Pell Grant

Amount

2019-2020:  $623-$6,195

Who is Eligible

U.S. Citizens or permanent residents demonstrating financial need; undergraduates.

How to Apply

Submit FAFSA in early October each and every year.

How Award Is Determined

Based on need according to the calculated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the federal formula. Maximum lifetime limit is the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters of eligibility.


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Amount

$400-$1,600

Who is Eligible

U.S. Citizens or permanent residents demonstrating financial need; undergraduates; at least 1/2 time enrollment.

How to Apply

Submit FAFSA in early October each and every year.

How Award Is Determined

Must have zero EFC (according to federal formula); award amount is determined by the student's enrollment status, class level, residency status, and campus attending (Kent or Regional). Limited funding is available.


Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) 

Amount

2019-2020: $250 - $2000

Who is Eligible

Based on need according to the calculated EFC as determined by the federal formula; enrollment; campus tuition charges; Ohio resident; Undergraduates who have not yet earned a baccalaureate degree.

How to Apply

Submit FAFSA in early October (and no later than October 1st of the following year) each and every year.

How Award Is Determined

Part-time students eligible for the OCOG will have amount adjusted based on actual enrollment; restricted to tuition.


TEACH Grant

Amount

2019-2020: Maximum of $3764 per year through September 30, 2020

2018-2019: Maximum of $3752 per year through September 30, 2019

Who is Eligible

U.S. Citizen or permanent resident; Enroll in eligible TEACH Grant major at Kent State University as a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student; Post-Undergraduates pursuing a second bachelor’s degree are not eligible; Incoming freshmen must have a 3.25 GPA on final high school transcript or score above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test; Continuing students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25. Must agree to Teach in a high need field in a school serving low-income students.

Learn more about the Federal TEACH Grant

How to Apply

Submit FAFSA in early October each and every year. Students enrolled in eligible major will be contacted by Kent State University Student Financial Aid. Complete TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve; Complete Annual TEACH Grant Counseling requirements.

How Award Is Determined

Eligibility and award amount is determined by Kent State University Student Financial Aid upon confirmation of pursuit of degree in eligible major program of study, grade level status as undergraduate or graduate student, and academic achievement requirements. Award amount is based on the student's enrollment status and other aid awarded.


Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act

Amount

2018-2019: $623 - $6,195

Who is Eligible

A student who is Pell eligible and whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer is eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant for the award year in which the eligibility is established. A student must be Pell eligible and be less than 24 years of age or enrolled at Kent State University at the time of his or her parent’s or guardian’s death.

How to Apply

Submit the FAFSA as early as October each year. If you are a Pell eligible student with an EFC greater than 0 contact the One Stop for Student Services to notify the University that you may qualify.

Documentation must be provided to the University that shows the student’s eligibility in the federal program.

How Award Is Determined

For purposes of the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship, a public safety officer is:

As defined in section 1204 of title 1 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C 3796b), or

A fire police officer, defined as an individual who is serving in accordance with State or local law as an officially recognized or designated member of a legally organized public safety agency and provides scene security or directs traffic in response to any fire drill, fire call, or other fire, rescue, or police emergency or at a planned special event.

A "Public Safety Officer" means:

  • An individual serving a public agency in an official capacity, with or without compensation, as a law enforcement officer, as a firefighter, or as a chaplain;
  • An employee of the Federal Emergency management Agency who is performing official duties of the Agency in an area, if those official duties-
    • Are related to a major disaster or emergency that has been, or is later, declared to exist with respect to the area under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) and
    • Are determined by the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be hazardous duties;
  • An employee of a State, local or tribal emergency management or civil defense agency who is performing official duties in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in an area, if those official duties
    • Are related to a major disaster or emergency that has been, or is later, declared to exist with respect to the area under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, and
    • Are determined by the head of the agency to be hazardous duties, or
  • A member of a rescue squad or ambulance crew who, as authorized or licensed by law and by the applicable agency or entity is engaging in rescue activity or in the provision of emergency medial services.

Pennsylvania State Grant

Amount

$250-$526

Who is Eligible

Pennsylvania residents attending an Ohio university; minimum 6 credit hours; undergraduates; more than 50% of courses cannot be online or though distance learning methods.

How to Apply

Submit FAFSA in early October (and no later than May 1st), each and every year.

Apply for the Pennsylvania State Grant online

How Award Is Determined

Based on need/family income. For more information visit www.pheaa.org


Vermont Incentive Grant

Amount

$700-$11,200

Who is Eligible

Vermont residents attending an Kent State University, full-time, undergraduates.

How to Apply

Submit FAFSA in early October, a Vermont Grant application.

Access a Vermont Incentive Grant application

How Award Is Determined

Based on financial need.