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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How to Accept or Decline Your Financial Aid Award

Students must accept or decline their scholarships and federal loans for them to apply to their billing account. By watching the below video, you will understand the steps needed to accept or decline your financial aid awards.


I've Accepted My Federal Direct Loans. Now What?

Upon accepting your federal student loans, there are additional steps you must complete. Prior to the loan disbursing onto an account, students must complete the Entrance Counseling and sign their Master Promissory Note online at These documents go over the loan borrowing process and inform you of interest rates and repayment options. Please note that these forms are required to be completed at the start of your Kent State University career. By following the steps in the below video, you will be guided through the process of completing the Entrance Counseling and signing your Master Promissory Note.


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.

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.



FAFSA Tips for Parents and Students

This video will provide you with some helpful tips and tricks that you may use while completing the FAFSA, including how to access the FAFSA, how to save the FAFSA for future completion, and how to sign the FAFSA.