Types of Aid

There are four basic types of financial aid: scholarships, grants, loans and Federal Work Study. Also on this page you will find information on our campus-based financial aid programs.

NOTE: Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, 2022 for the 2023-2024 academic year. To ensure maximum financial aid eligibility, complete the FAFSA no later than February 1, 2023.

Campus-Based Programs

Some of the federal financial aid programs available to students are called campus-based programs. These programs are unique in that the federal government gives Kent State University a certain allocation of funds for the programs each academic year. Kent State University then distributes, or awards, these funds to students based on financial need, priority processing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and availability of funds. The following are campus-based programs:

  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Federal Nursing Loan
  • Federal Work-Study

See above for priority processing deadlines for the FAFSA.  Eligible students who have their FAFSA processed by the government by the priority processing date will most likely receive funding for these programs. However, filing on time does not guarantee that a student will receive these funds.

Types of Aid