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Financial Aid Checklist

Steps for Applying    Financial Aid Checklist    General FAQs   Verification   Academic Progress   

September - December   
     Apply for admission to Kent State University at by Jan. 15 for scholarship consideration for incoming freshmen.   
     Begin a comprehensive scholarship search at   
     Review types of financial aid and general information on the Student Financial Aid Office website at   
     Estimate your out-of-pocket expenses by using the Net Price Calculator at   
     View current costs to attend Kent State at:   


     On-campus Housing:   

     Meal Plans:   

January - March   
     Consider attending a financial aid workshop or high school presentation.   
     Apply for a Federal Student Aid PIN at If the student is dependent, at least one parent must also apply. The PIN will serve as an electronic signature on the FAFSA.   
     File the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at by Feb. 15 for priority processing and to ensure maximum financial aid eligibility.   
     View your student financial aid awards and/or any outstanding financial aid requirements via FlashLine at   
     If you will enroll at Kent State University in the summer and would like to use your financial aid, complete the Summer Aid Request Form at   

April - May   
     If borrowing federal student loans:   

     Students must accept, decline or reduce federal loans via FlashLine.   

     First-time borrowers: Sign the Master Promissory Note and complete Entrance Loan Counseling at   

     Parents can apply for the Federal Direct PLUS by visiting   

     View information about direct loan interest rates and repayment of federal loans at   
     If borrowing a private/alternative student loan, compare lender options and apply through   
     If awarded institutional scholarships, accept via FlashLine.   

June - August   
     Check your KSU email account (beginning in July) for email notification regarding your e-bills published by Bursar's Office (billing office).   
     Visit the Bursar's Office at for detailed billing and due date information.   
     Review Bursar's Office FAQ including important information about Authorization of Title IV Aid (federal aid) at   
     Make a refund selection using your KSU Choice Card by logging in to   

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