Scholarship FAQs

How do I apply for scholarships at Kent State University?
What if I missed the deadline for applying for scholarships?
Can I keep my scholarships if I take all online courses or if my classes are all remote?
What happens to my room scholarship if I will not live on-campus until the spring?
What will happen to my scholarship offer if I defer admission to the spring?
What will happen to my scholarship offer if I defer admission to next fall?
What will happen to my scholarships if I choose to attend another college after high school graduation and then transfer to Kent State?
What will happen to my room or board scholarship if I leave campus early?
What will happen to my Kent Campus Scholarship if I go to a Regional Campus?
Do I have to apply for scholarships every year?
What are the eligibility and renewal criteria for my scholarship?
If I did not meet the renewal criteria in order to receive my scholarship next year, is there anything I can do?
Can I bring an external scholarship to Kent?
Will an external scholarship affect scholarships or other financial aid that I am receiving from Kent State?
Will I be eligible for Kent State scholarships if I will have a faculty/staff/dependent Tuition Waiver Benefit?
Can I use my room and/or board scholarship if I live off campus?
What will happen to my scholarship if I withdraw from classes?

If you drop a class during the add/drop period and you are no longer enrolled full-time, your scholarship will be cancelled for that semester, if full-time enrollment is a requirement for that scholarship. If you withdraw from a class after the add/drop period, your scholarship will not be adjusted unless you completely withdraw from all courses. If you completely withdraw from all courses, your scholarship could be prorated to match tuition assessment. For example, if you withdraw from all courses during the 80% tuition refund period, your scholarship could be reduced to equal 20% of the original scholarship award for that semester. Contact the College or department who awarded the scholarship for specific details.

Any time you withdraw from a course, your future scholarship eligibility could be in jeopardy. Many renewable scholarships require students to earn a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester to be eligible to receive the award for the next academic year.


Visit the Financial Aid FAQs page for answers to common questions.

Contact the One Stop for Student Services if you have any additional questions.