The university says the new student aid program will help more students be able to afford to graduate college.
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Kent State University has announced a first-of-its-kind student aid program aimed at helping to fund students’ education so that they can graduate.
The Flashes Go Further Scholarship program will benefit entering freshmen all the way up through graduating seniors whose Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is 10,000 or less. That number is an index that’s assigned to families when they fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.
The program also gives incentives to those who enroll in graduate programs at Kent State.
The Flashes Go Further program gives recipients money to cover their tuition, fees and up to $1,200 a year for books. Students who receive that aid can graduate free of debt.
“This program is a testament to our deep commitment to access and completion for all,” Kent State University President Todd Diacon noted. “We are consistently recognized nationally for our success in graduating more students. Our graduation rate is already the highest in northern Ohio, but we won’t rest until all students we enroll graduate and succeed in their first jobs after college or enroll in our graduate programs.”
Here’s a list of who is eligible for the Flashes Go Further program:
- First-time Freshman, Continuing Freshman, and Sophomore Bachelor’s degree-seeking undergraduate students on the Kent Campus
- Must be classified as an Ohio resident for tuition
- U.S. Citizens or permanent residents
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with Expected Family Contribution (EFC) <= 10,000
- Students must be enrolled full-time at the Kent Campus for Fall 2021
To apply, students must first enroll at Kent State University for the Fall 2021 semester. Then, students must fill out a FAFSA form. If a student qualifies, the funding will be automatically applied to their account.
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