Report Outside Scholarships/Resources | Student Financial Aid | Kent State University

Report Outside Scholarships/Resources

Students who will receive an outside scholarship, grant, or other resource that will assist them in paying their education related expenses (tuition, room, board, books, travel, miscellaneous and personal expenses) must report that information annually to the One Stop for Student Services. This includes external scholarships, tuition assistance/reimbursement, or other resources. You are not required to report aid already included in your financial aid package.  You also do not need to include gifts from friends, relatives, or scholarships that were awarded to you by Kent State University.

report your outside scholarship or resource

  • In-person/Mail: Kent State University

One Stop for Student Services
1st Floor University Library
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, Ohio 44242

It is only necessary to report an outside scholarship, grant or other resource one time per academic year using one of the methods above. This form is not to be used to request additional financial aid.

Please note: The Incoming Freshman and Sophomore Scholarship Match Application requires physical documentation such as letter, certificate or copy of the check from the organization making the award.  Reporting outside scholarships or resources through FlashLine is insufficient for the Scholarship Match application. 

Outside scholarships can affect a student’s existing financial aid package.   Typically, this happens only if a student is receiving a large number of scholarships that exceed the cost of the student’s tuition, room and/or board.  Students in this situation will usually see a reduction in the amount they can borrow in a Federal Direct Student or Parent PLUS loan.  Students cannot receive two scholarships that cover the same expense in its entirety or when combined exceed that expense. For example a student cannot receive two tuition scholarships that exceed the cost of tuition.  To find out if an outside scholarship will change a student’s financial aid or scholarship offer, please feel free to contact the One Stop for Student Services.

View Your outside scholarship or resource in FlashLine

  • Login to your FlashLine account
  • Select the Student Menu
  • Under Finances, select Financial Aid
  • Select Financial Aid Awards
  • Choose the appropriate Award Year from the drop-down menu and Submit
  • Select the Resources/Additional Information tab

was the scholarship check sent to the student?

Please turn in your scholarship check one of the following methods:

  • In-person/Mail: Kent State University

One Stop for Student Services
1st Floor University Library
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, Ohio 44242

  • In-person: Regional Campus attending
  • Deposit the scholarship check in the Cash Drop Box located on the first floor of the Schwartz Center