Step 2: Applying for Aid | Student Financial Aid | Kent State University

Step 2: Applying for Aid

FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA)

Complete the FAFSA each and every year. Use the FAFSA to apply free for federal and state student grants, work-study and loans.

FAFSA Application

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Scholarships are a great way to help pay for college. Kent State University has hundreds of scholarships available. A group of these scholarships are available in our Student Financial Aid Scholarship Application. Other Kent State scholarships are available directly through school departments or other offices. Use our scholarship search tool to locate the contact information for individual scholarships. There are also many scholarships available from outside organizations and businesses and you can locate these through various scholarship search sites.

Learn More About Scholarships

ALTERNATIVE LOANS

Alternative loans are private loans that provide students with additional funding for unmet college expenses. To assist in your search, we do recommend using FastChoice.  FastChoice is a private loan selection option that allows students to compare lender rates, terms and benefits.

FastChoice Lender Options

FEDERAL DIRECT PARENT PLUS LOAN

Parents of dependent undergraduate students are eligible to borrow funds under the Federal Direct PLUS Loan program.  If the parent desires to borrow a Parent PLUS Loan to help with educational expenses, an application must be completed.

Apply for a PLUS Loan

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