Your donation helps deserving Stark County graduates who want to pursue higher education.

Deadline: June 1, 2017

For NEW loan applicants only

Our loans feature an interest rate lower than most other financial-aid sources.


July 2020 update:

Concerns are ongoing regarding COVID-19 and we continue to maintain a safe environment for our students, family members and employees. ​

Office hours: our offices are closed to walk in traffic.  We are still working (remotely and in office) and are available by email and phone.  You will have a more timely response if you email since we will not be keeping regular office hours.  

Payments: are due by the last business day of the month and we will process them according to our normal procedures.  If you are signed up for ACH, those debits will continue to occur on the 20th of each month.  If you are not signed up for ACH, we encourage you to pay on our website at -"Account Access" button.  Monthly payments may be made online with no processing fee, however, payments in excess of $230 in a month will be subject to the regular 3% processing fee.  You can avoid the fee by mailing in your payment. 


​New Applications: are currently being processed.  Any questions about the process, please call the office or send us an email.  We are committed to meet the needs of all Stark County students who need assistance to go to school this coming year. 

Loan Documents: have been mailed out unless you have been informed we are missing information.  Please carefully read the information in the packet and email/call the office with questions.  


Any paperwork for new loan applications or other correspondence can be emailed or mailed to the office.


Please continue to check your email as we will be sending updates as things progress.  If you haven't received any email updates from us then we may not have your correct email address.  Please email the office at to update us. 

Thank you, we appreciate your patience during this time.

Canton Student Loan Foundation Board of Trustees and Staff

Low-Interest Student Loans for Stark County Grads

Are you ready to build a foundation for your future by furthering your education? The Canton Student Loan Foundation can help make the dream of earning a degree a reality. 

You can receive $12,000 total toward your undergraduate education and an additional $8,000 if you continue on to graduate school. Since 1922, we have extended more than $37 million to over 6,000 Stark County students.

Am I eligible?

The application criteria are simple. You must:

  • Graduate from a Stark County high school; be a Stark County resident who was eligible to graduate from a Stark County high school but chose to attend and graduate out of county; have earned a diploma from the ABC (A Better Chance) program; or a Stark County resident who was home schooled.

  • Enroll for at least 12 credit hours per term in a post high-school, undergraduate degree-granting program. This includes associate degree, technical-school and trade-school programs.

  • Have and maintain minimum term and cumulative grade point averages of 2.0.

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Canton Student Loan Foundation
4974 Higbee Avenue NW
Suite #204
Canton, Ohio 44718