Financial Aid and Scholarships Videos

It's important for students to understand the financial aid process at Kent State University. By viewing these videos, students will understand the steps needed to receive financial aid and what options they can pursue for funding their courses.

If you have questions about your account, please contact us via phone at (330) 672-6000 during our normal business hours of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You may also you may submit an electronic inquiry through our Contact Us form.

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Completing Your Financial Aid Enrollment Plans

This video contains step-by-step instructions for completing your Financial Aid Enrollment Plan questions in FlashLine. Continuing and transfer students will complete each year based on your anticipated enrollment for the upcoming summer, fall, and spring semesters. If your enrollment plans change, please log back into FlashLine and update your prior answers.

How to Apply for FAFSA

In order to be considered for federal financial aid, students are required to complete a FAFSA for each academic year. By watching the video below, you will be able to understand the process for completing a FAFSA on

How to View My Financial Aid Awards
How to Accept or Decline Your Financial Aid Award
I've Accepted My Federal Direct Loans. Now What?
How To View Outstanding Financial Aid Requirements and Active Messages

In some cases, students are required to submit additional information and/or documentation to receive their financial aid eligibility. These are called outstanding requirements. We notify students of any outstanding requirements through their financial aid active messages in FlashLine. It is very important that students regularly monitor their active messages to ensure all steps are completed to receive their financial aid eligibility. By watching the below video, students will learn about viewing their outstanding requirements and active messages in FlashLine.

If you are asked to turn in documentation, you can refer to the Financial Aid Forms and Applications page for a list of forms that may be listed as a requirement. Please be sure that you are selecting the correct document when viewing this page.

Printable Quick Steps for How to View Outstanding Financial Aid Requirements and Active Messages (PDF)

How To Complete Your Exit Counseling

All students who borrowed federal student loans are required to complete the Exit Counseling on within six months after they graduate from the university or fall below half-time enrollment. Exit Counseling is a process that introduces you to your loan lender, goes over how much you have borrowed, and lets you determine which repayment plan is right for you. By watching the below video, students will learn about the Exit Counseling process and what is needed to complete it.


How to Create Your FSA ID

Students and their parents must create an FSA ID in order to complete their FAFSA. By watching the below video, you will understand the steps needed to create an FSA ID.

Understanding Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

In order to maintain federal financial aid eligibility at Kent State University, students are required to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) towards degree completion. By watching the below video, students will understand the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy at Kent State and about the appeal option if they are found non-compliant with the policy.


How to Search for Scholarships

Kent State University offers a variety of scholarship options that students can pursue via ScholarshipUniverse. This video provides guidance to maximize your scholarship search opportunities at Kent State University.