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 Scholarships Open

Applications for scholarships offered by the University open. 

December

Kettering Endowed Scholarships for Admitted Incoming Students Open

Endowment Scholarship applications 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 Scholarships Deadline

Applications for the scholarships offered by the University close.

April

Kettering Endowed Scholarships for Returning Students (Upperclassmen) Open

Applications are completed in Scholarship Universe.

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 via ????.

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/).