Your Guide to Financial Aid | Student Financial Aid | Kent State University

Your Guide to Financial Aid

Student Financial Aid is responsible for awarding and disbursing financial aid.

easy steps to receive financial aid:

steps to accept federal direct loans:

  • Accept loans via FlashLine.
  • Complete the following at StudentLoans.gov:
    • Entrance Counseling (required)
    • Sign a Master Promissory Note (required)
    • Parent may apply for PLUS Loan (optional for undergraduate students)

Log in to flashline via login.kent.edu to:

View Financial Aid Status
  • Select the Student tab.
  • Select the Finances tab.
  • Select the Financial tab.
  • Click on the Financial Aid Status box.  (Pin to your Dashboard)
  • Select appropriate aid year.
  • If the link Active Messages, Student Requirements or Academic Progress appear, further action may be needed.  Click on each link for details in FlashLine.
Make Award Decisions
  • Select the Student tab.
  • Select the Finances tab.
  • Select the Financial Aid tab.
  • Click on the Financial Aid Awards box.  (Pin to your Dashboard)
  • After selecting the aid year, click on the Accept Award Offer tab to make a decision.
  • To read more information on each award, click on the Award Messages link or on each award.

Did You Know?

  • Kent State will communicate with you using your kent.edu email address and through your financial aid FlashLine Active Messages (see instructions above).
  • Any questions regarding your financial aid, bill or refund should be directed to the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000 or www.kent.edu/onestop.