Avg. Federal Grant


Avg. Federal Loan


Total Aid Awarded

Kent State University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students Receiving Aid Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid.


Total Aid Amount Average Total Aid Awarded per year.


Financial Aid Official Website


The way to pay for education is often the deciding factor on what school to attend so Kent State University is committed to making higher education accessible by reducing financial barriers for students so they may realize their educational goals. The school has disbursed more than $405 million in financial aid to more than 34,000 students in 2015-2016.

At Kent State University, the number one priority is students. Their goal is to help every student to explore, engage, and succeed with a purpose. They believe in providing access to higher education for all students, irrespective of financial background

The students are eligible for various scholarships for many reasons: academic merit, talent, financial need, the field of study, or participation in a specific program, organization, or activity.

The Scholarship offers and award amounts are provided to the students after official testing and high school transcript information is submitted to Kent State University at the time of application. 

Some of the scholarships provided by the university are as follows-

  • Academic Achievement Award

  • Honors Distinction Award

  • Honors Distinction Award in Residence

  • Founders Scholarship

  • Oscar Ritchie Memorial Scholarship

Financial Aid Breakdown

Student Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


KSU is dedicated to providing precise, timely, and present information. They can change at any time without any notice due to federal, state, or institutional changes in policies, procedures, or regulations.

As shown in the table the breakdown includes federal grants, pell grants, state grants, and institutional grants, with institutional grants having the highest percentage contribution of 85% with an average aid amount of $5,768. Federal Grant Aid and Pell Grant Aid percentage are reported to be 41% and 31% with an average aid of $3,580 and $4,406.

Federal Aid based on Family Income

Family Income

Average Federal Aid Per Year

Under $30,000


$30,001 - $48,000


$48,001 - $75,000


$75,001 - $110,000


Over $110,000


The University has broken down the amount of aid according to the family's financial strength towards educational expenses which will help them in managing their finances.

As illustrated above, the students get the aid of $10,663 whose family income is under $30,000 and aid of $3,181 whose family income is above $110,000.

Student Loans for Kent State University

Average Loan Amount Average Loan Amount received per year.


Students Taking Out Loans


Loan Default Rate