At Kent State University, our number one priority is students.  Our goal is to help each and every one of our students explore, engage and succeed with purpose. We believe it is important to provide access to higher education for all students, independent of financial background.

The Best Investment

What is the value of a Kent State education? It goes far beyond dollars and cents. Kent State is the best  investment in your future! 

  • ONLY NORTHEAST OHIO INSTITUTION in the top public schools ranking by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list
  • #1 IN OHIO
    best university makerspaces
    by great value colleges
  • $420 MILLION in financial aid and scholarships
    awarded in 2019-2020
  • 92% of graduates
    are employed
    or continuing their education within
    6 months of graduation

First-year students who apply for admission for fall 2021, by February 1, 2021, will automatically be considered for merit scholarships offered by the Student Financial Aid Office and the Honors College. You will not be required to provide ACT or SAT test scores to be considered for admission, merit scholarships, or the Honors College program. You must be a U.S. citizen, be admitted to a bachelor’s degree granting major and plan to enroll full-time at the Kent Campus.

Additional Help

Use these links to help answer any questions you may have regarding scholarships.

Kent State University makes every effort to provide accurate, timely and current information. However, the University reserves the right to change without notice any statement due to federal, state or institutional changes in policies, procedures or regulations.