Financial Aid Process

Breaking It Down

Obtaining, receiving and maintaining financial aid can seem overwhelming. We've broken it down so you can quickly find the information you need to secure the financial resources available to you.

Important Dates

Applying for Aid

October 1

FAFSA Opens

To be considered for federal, state and institutional grants, federal work study and federal loans, you should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you are a Michigan resident, your FAFSA must be received by March 1 in order to be considered for State of Michigan grants.

Kettering University Incoming Students Scholarships Open

Applications for incoming student (Freshmen or Transfer) scholarships offered by the University open. Applications are completed in Scholarship Universe.

December

Kettering University Current Student Scholarships Open

Applications for current student scholarships offered by the University open. Applications are completed in Scholarship Universe.

March 1

FAFSA Completion for State of Michigan Grants

A completed FAFSA must be received in order to be considered for State of Michigan grants.

Kettering University Incoming Students Scholarships Deadline

Applications for the incoming student (Freshmen or Transfer) scholarships offered by the University close March 1.

April

Kettering University Current Students Scholarships Deadline

Applications for the current student scholarships offered by the University close April 1.

Federal Parent PLUS Loans Open

The Federal Parent PLUS Loan application becomes available.

Private Loan Applications Open for Admitted Incoming A Section Students

Begin the private loan application process, if applicable, for A-section (students starting in July).

July

Private Loan Applications Open for Admitted Incoming B Section Students

Begin the private loan application process, if applicable, for B-section (students starting in October).

Receiving Aid

January

Notification of Financial Aid Offers to Admitted Incoming Students

Award letters are mailed and available electronically. The aid offers include all aid available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships.

February

Notification of Financial Aid Offers to Returning Students

Award offers are available in Student Banner Self Service. Notifications are also emailed to students.

May

Scholarship Notifications to Returning Students

Scholarship award notifications are sent to students' Kettering email accounts.

Federal Loan Acceptance Deadline for A-Section Students

Offers for federally funded student loans must be accepted to move forward with loans.

Loan Entrance Counseling for Admitted Incoming A-Section Students

First-time borrowers must complete entrance counseling and the Master Promissory Note session (available online at https://studentaid.gov/).

August

Federal Loan Acceptance Deadline for B-Section Students

Offers for federally funded student loans must be accepted to move forward with loans.

Loan Entrance Counseling for Admitted Incoming B-Section Students

First time borrowers must complete entrance counseling and the Master Promissory Note session (available online at https://studentaid.gov/).