Apply for Financial Aid | Kent State University

Apply for Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid is not a difficult process but can feel overwhelming if you are applying for aid for the first time. At Kent State University, one form is all that is necessary to apply for financial aid. 

If you are a new student, you must first apply for ddmission in order to be considered for financial aid at Kent State Stark. 

Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Aid) online. By completing the FAFSA, you will be considered for federal grants, loans, work-study programs and, in some cases, scholarships.

  • Submit the FAFSA as soon after October 1 as possible.
  • Kent State's priority processing deadline to file the FAFSA is December 1. To ensure maximum financial aid eligibility, complete the FAFSA no later than February 1. You can use income estimates if you have not yet completed your taxes. Even if you feel you may not qualify for financial aid, we suggest that you apply. Help may be available. If you need assistance completing the FAFSA, do not hesitate to contact our office for help.

You must file the FAFSA each year. After the first year, you will file a renewal FAFSA.