Summer Financial Aid

Planning to take summer classes at Kent State Stark?

Before applying for summer aid, be sure you understand:

  • Using grants, loans or work-study during the summer will reduce your fall and spring financial aid. 

  • You may want to speak with a member of the financial aid staff to see how your future aid may be affected.

Guest students attending Kent State
Guest students interested in using aid for the summer must contact their home institution for financial aid processing and awarding. Kent State does not process financial aid for guest students. 

How to Apply for Summer Financial Aid

Students must follow the steps in FlashLine to assist the financial aid office in developing the appropriate financial aid package based on your enrollment plans for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • Complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA at
  • Register for summer classes.
  • After you complete the FAFSA and register for classes, do the following:
    • Log on to FlashLine and select Student from the main menu.
    • Under Finances, click on Financial Aid.
    • Click on Financial Aid Awards, select the 2019-2020 Award Year and submit.
    • Select the Resources/Additional Information Information tab.
    • Answer the questions on this tab to determine your enrollment plans and click submit.
  • You must enroll in at least six hours for summer if using loans.
  • You must accept your loans in FlashLine.

For instructions regarding this process and additional information, visit

For information for students who plan to enroll in Summer 2019, visit

Summer Enrollment Requirements

Type of Aid Undergraduate 
(Min. Credit Req.)
(Min. Credit Req.)
Federal Pell Grant 1 Not Eligible
Federal TEACH Grant 1 1
Federal Direct Loan 6 4
Federal Parent PLUS Loan 6 Not Eligible
Federal Graduate PLUS Loan Not Eligible 4
Federal Work Study* 6 6
Ohio College Opportunity Grant 1 Not Eligible
Pennsylvania State Grant 6 Not Eligible
Scholarships** 12 9

*Enrollment not required during summer (eligibility may be limited)
**May vary depending on scholarship