Deadline: June 1, 2017
February 2021 update:
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, by appointment only. We are observing all social distance guidelines and masks are required. You do not have to make an appointment to make a payment or drop off paperwork. For everyone’s safety, we request all payments or documentation that you do not wish to mail, be dropped through our door slot.
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 Auto payments are withdrawn from your account on the 20th of each month.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 portal. Please note that there is a 3% fee for making an online payment.
New Applications: are available for the 2021-2022 academic year. In addition, we have extended our deadline for THIS school year so that Stark County students who need assistance this term are able to apply for a student loan. Please click here to view the application.
Repeat Applications: will be available in your student portal starting in March. It will be due April 15, 2021. Be looking for an email with instructions starting in March.
We are happy to share that the Foundation has disbursed over $1.4 million dollars in student loans this academic 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.