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

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Deadline: June 1, 2017

For NEW loan applicants only

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


New Applications: Apply today!  Don't miss out on a local, low interest loan that does not accrue interest or payments until graduation!  Please click here to view the application.

Due to concerns regarding the public health crisis of COVID-19, we remain committed to maintaining a safe environment for our students, family members, visitors and staff.  Whether you are in repayment or enrolled in school, we are working hard to ensure everyone receives the help they need in a safe and timely manner. 


Office hours: we are open Monday - Thursday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. 

Payments: are being processed according to our normal procedures and are due by the last business day of the month before 4:00 pm.  Please note we are no longer accepting cash payments.  You may pay by check, money order, auto payment, or online.  If mailing your check or money order payment, please note there are delays with the postal service.  To ensure your payment is received on time, give it an extra couple weeks to arrive, pay online or sign up for automatic payment.  Auto payments are withdrawn from your account on the 20th of each month.  To sign up for auto pay, complete the enrollment form found on here and click the “Sign up for Auto Payment” button at the bottom left of the home page.  Online payments may be made by going to your student portalPlease note that there is a 3% fee for making an online payment. 

​​​We are happy to share that the Foundation has disbursed over $1.4 million dollars in student loans this academic year and are preparing to disburse over $1.3 million for next school year!

You can reach Lori or Kim at 330.493.0020 or, Monday - Thursday, 9- 4.


Thank you!  Working together we can ensure everyone's health and safety.  


Canton Student Loan Foundation 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 $38 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.