Kent State Emergency Grant Fund

Applications are now being accepted for emergency aid through the Kent State Emergency Grant Fund.


We know that many of you are hurting as a result of the pressures and stress brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of you have lost jobs and income, and some are dealing with family members who are sick with COVID-19.

Kent State is committed to helping students who are struggling financially due to the pandemic. Applications are now being accepted for emergency aid through the Kent State Emergency Grant Fund.

The Emergency Grant Fund is in addition to the Pay It Flash Forward Emergency Fund, but you only need to fill out one application for both funds. If you have previously applied for the Pay It Flash Forward Emergency Fund, your application will automatically be considered for all emergency grant funding.

Emergency grant money will be distributed with the intent of helping as many students as possible with financial challenges. The financial awards will be based on a student’s individual need and circumstance.


Once an application has been reviewed, you will be contacted by email with additional information.

Guided by our principle of Students First, Kent State has developed a holistic review process for Kent State Emergency Grant Fund applications that will focus on all aspects of a student’s well-being. If you or your family has experienced a loss of job or reduction of pay that could impact your 2020-2021 Financial Aid Offer, click here for more information or contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000.

In addition to financial support, you may have a need for food, mental health counseling or other urgent assistance. More information on these resources can be found on the Office of the Dean of Students' COVID-19 Emergency Resources page.

We live by our motto, Flashes Take Care of Flashes, and we will do all in our power to ensure that you are given full advantage of all the support Kent State has to offer.


Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

Mary Parker, Ed.D.
Vice President for Enrollment Management

POSTED: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 1:38pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 3:52pm