Student Financial Aid
Stark Campus: 003054
Kent Campus: 003051
Applying for financial aid is not a difficult process but can feel overwhelming if you are applying for aid for the first time. We're here to help.
The recommended filing date for Kent State student financial aid is December 1. To ensure maximum financial aid eligibility, it is recommended you complete the FAFSA no later than February 1. The FAFSA is available beginning each October 1.
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.
If you are a new student, you must first apply and be accepted in order to be considered for financial aid at Kent State Stark.
The FSA ID allows you to electronically sign your FAFSA, along with your Master Promissory Note. Dependent students must have at least one parent create and FSA ID and password as well to electronically sign the FAFSA or complete a PLUS Loan Request.
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.
In addition to applying for federal student aid using the FAFSA, students need to submit their Kent State enrollment plans in FlashLine.
Students who submitted enrollment plans in FlashLine will be awarded according to the responses submitted. Check FlashLine for updated information about your financial aid awards.
If you submitted your enrollment plans, but were not awarded financial aid, your financial aid may not be awarded until you have resolved any issues that prevented financial aid awarding. Some issues include but are not limited to:
Check FlashLine for active messages or unsatisfied student requirements.
Students who need to make changes to enrollment plans should return to FlashLine. In the "Resources/Additional Information" tab, you will be able to resubmit your answers.
Students who did not submit enrollment plans online and complete a FAFSA will not be awarded financial aid.
Review the Terms & Conditions of Receiving Financial Aid and review Unsatisfied Requirements, Active Messages and/or Academic Progress.
Once Kent State receives your FAFSA application information from the federal government and you have completed your enrollment plans, you will receive a Notification of Financial Aid (Award Letter).
Follow the instructions in your award notification to accept your financial aid awards.