Kent State University offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students enrolled at the Kent Campus and the Regional Campuses. Scholarship awards are based on a variety of criteria. Selection of winners will be made based on academic merit, demonstrated financial need, field of study, participation in a specific program, organization or activity, and/or any combination of the above.
Types of Aid
There are four basic types of financial aid: scholarships, grants, loans and Federal Work Study. Also on this page you will find information on our campus-based financial aid programs.
NOTE: The priority processing deadline for Kent State Student Financial Aid is December 1, 2019 for the 2020-2021 academic year. To ensure maximum financial aid eligibility, complete the FAFSA no later than February 1, 2020.
Students applying for financial aid for the 2019-2020 academic year should complete their FAFSA immediately for the Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 semesters. The priority deadline for 2019-2020 was February 1, 2019.
Some of the federal financial aid programs available to students are called campus-based programs. These programs are unique in that the federal government gives Kent State University a certain allocation of funds for the programs each academic year. Kent State University then distributes, or awards, these funds to students based on financial need, priority processing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and availability of funds. The following are campus-based programs:
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- Federal Nursing Loan
- Federal Work-Study
See above for priority processing deadlines for the FAFSA. Eligible students who have their FAFSA processed by the government by the priority processing date will most likely receive funding for these programs. However, filing on time does not guarantee that a student will receive these funds.