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Financial Aid

What is Financial Aid?

Financial aid is funding to assist in paying for your college education.  Two categories of financial aid are gift and self-help aid.

  • Gift Aid does not need to be repaid and comes in the form of grants and scholarships.
  • Self-Help Aid must be paid back and comes in the form of loans and employment.

Financial aid at Kent State University is awarded to students based on financial need and/or merit.  A student may have a combination of grants, loans, scholarships, and employment included in the overall financial aid award.

How do I Apply for Financial Aid?

You may apply for financial aid by going to the federal government's FAFSA website located at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

What is FAFSA?
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid and it is the almost universal application for financial aid, including loans, grants, college work-study and other federal and state programs.  It is often required before a student can be considered for scholarships as well.  The FAFSA can only be submitted online.  Students submit a FAFSA for every academic year.

How do I contact the Financial Aid office?
Any financial aid questions can be directed to Justin Cornelius, Financial Aid Coordinator, via phone 330-888-6400 or email jcorne17@kent.edu or Donna Holcomb, Financial Aid Counselor, via phone 330-834-3737 or email dholcomb@kent.edu.


IMPORTANT FORMS

Financial Aid Workshops

KSU Geauga and Summit Education Initiative 

Summit High School Senior Workshop

Kent State University Geauga is partnering with Summit Education Initiative to help in the greater Summit County area to help High School Seniors complete their 2019-2020 FSAID and FAFSA.  This workshop will be held November 10th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Students who have been contacted by Summit Education Initiative can register to reserve your spot. Please remember that space is limited to 50 students with attendance of 1 guest (parent).  

 

Register HERE

 

2019-2020 Wednesday workshops for FA

from 3 pm to 5 pm

Kent State University Geauga's Financial Department will be providing FREE step-by-step workshops for setting up student and parent Federal Student Aid ID's (FSAID's) and completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is an opportunity to see what you could qualify for in Financial Aid.  Remember to bring all questions you have pertaining to Pell Grant, Direct Loans, Scholarships, and any other grants that may be offered.

Regional Academic Center:  Room 120

Burton Campus:  Room 144

DATES

October 3rd - Both Campuses

October 17th - Both Campuses

October 31st - Burton Campus Only

November 14th - Both Campuses

November 28th - Both Campuses

December 12th - Both Campuses

REgister here  To reserve your date and time!

Apply for Scholarships

Deadline is June 1, 2018

Scholarships can make all the difference in a student's life. They enable promising students to keep going to school and achieve dreams of a degree and a career. Each year over $19,000 in scholarships are awarded to Kent State Geauga and Regional Academic Center students. The generosity of local families, companies and organizations allow students to earn a university degree who otherwise would not have had the opportunity. It is our goal to continue to provide scholarship opportunities to students and to seek new funding opportunities each year. We are committed to working hard to remove part of the financial barrier to higher education so that students may concentrate on being successful.

For more information about scholarships, click here. Scholarship Info