Welcome to Scholarships and Financial Aid: We’re Here to Help

The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid provides financial assistance, resources, and services to students at Kennesaw State University.

We believe all students should have the opportunity to attend KSU. Whether you attend our Kennesaw or Marietta campuses, you’re in the right place to explore the many scholarship, grant, loan and work-study opportunities available that help make paying for college as affordable as possible.

The information provided on this website will help answer your questions and concerns regarding financial aid. If you need additional information, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Financial Aid Offer Notification Timeline

Kennesaw State University expects to begin sending award offer letters in mid to late April for the 2024-25 aid year.

Changes to the 2024-25 FAFSA have delayed our receipt of applications. Please rest assured that if you've already completed your application, it will be stored for processing, and you do not need to resubmit your FAFSA. If we need additional information from you, we will reach out via your KSU email address, so please check your email regularly for updates.

FAFSA Simplification Act

*NEW* 2024-2025 FAFSA Update (FAFSA Simplification Act)

The FAFSA Simplification Act was enacted by Congress as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. This law reduces the number of questions students will have to answer on the form, makes crucial changes to the Higher Education Act of 1965 to expand Pell Grant eligibility and removes outdated restrictions to make federal student aid more accessible to all students.

For a full listing of changes for the 2023-2024 award year, please use this link

Students are encouraged to login or create an account on studentaid.gov and be on the lookout for more information from Federal Student Aid. A communication from the Department of Education has been sent to students and families of 2023-2024 FAFSA filers as of 9/29/2023.

2024-2025 FAFSA Release – December 31, 2023

Federal Student Aid (FSA) has announced that the 2024-2025 FAFSA will go live by December 31, 2023. 

Along with the release date, FSA announced in it FAFSA road map that, while the application itself will be live, it will not being processing FAFSA forms submitted online until early 2024.  Institutions (KSU) will begin receiving Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) in mid-March.  

FSA has indicated that once a student completes the online FASA, they will get a confirmation page that includes their estimated Student Aid Index (SAI) and Federal Pell Grant eligibility, along with a follow-up email. 

Students will be able to make corrections once ISIRs are processed, while institutions will not be able to submit corrections until mid-March.

2024-2025 Federal Student Estimator Tool

The Federal Student Aid Estimator provides students and families an estimate of their 2024-2025 federal financial aid using the new Student Aid Index (SAI).

Please note:  This is not a FAFSA.  Students will need to complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA when it becomes available.

Federal Student Aid Webinars

Federal Student has released a series of videos related to recent changes in federal aid including the 20204-20205 FAFSA.  You can view these videos on their YouTube channel


November 1, 2023 – KSU Foundation Scholarship Application Opens
December 31, 2023 – 2024-2025 FAFSA Opens
April 15, 2024 – Priority Deadline Date to File FAFSA
April 15, 2024 – 2024-2025 KSU Foundation Scholarship Application Closes, for most scholarships
June 1, 2024 – Priority Deadline for Verification Documents to be submitted

COVID-19 Information

The federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA): Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) and the federal American Rescue Plan Act, 2021(HEERF III) were signed into law, providing financial resources to colleges and universities. The resources available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief II and III (HEER II and III) Funds allow universities to distribute grants to students in need to cover any component of the student's cost of attendance or any emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus.

Please follow the U.S. Department of Education link to learn more about the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) (HEERF II).

Please visit our COVID-19 FAQ's page for answers to common questions, including how to contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

View HEERF Reports and Surveys

Financial Aid Dates and Deadlines