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Federal Aid and Campus Based Programs

Federal Aid - 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 KentStateUniversity a certain allocation of funds for the programs each academic year. KentStateUniversity then distributes, or awards, these funds to students based on financial need, priority processing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, and availability of funds. The following are campus based programs: 

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

The Student Financial Aid Office has a priority processing deadline for the FAFSA of March 1st each academic year. Eligible students who have their FAFSA processed by the government by March 1 will most likely receive funding for these programs. However, filing on time does not guarantee that a student will receive these funds.

For those students who are eligible for one or more of these campus-based programs, but miss the deadline of March 1, there is a process available through the Student Financial Aid Office that gives students the opportunity to appeal for the funding. When funds become available, which can be at any time during the academic year, the Student Financial Aid Office re-awards the funds to eligible students who have appealed based on the date their FAFSA was received in the office. Filling out an appeal does not guarantee funding. If students are awarded some campus based funding in response to an appeal, they will be notified through a revised financial aid award letter. For those students who are awarded the Federal Perkins Loan, a promissory note must be signed at the Bursar's Office before the funds can be disbursed.

If you have special need for any of these campus-based programs and think you are eligible, the Campus-Based Appeal Form will be available late in the Spring Semester.

NOTE: Please wait to receive your initial financial aid award letter before filling out the Campus-Based Appeal. Filling out the appeal does not guarantee funding.