Deadline: June 1, 2017
A MESSAGE FROM THE CANTON STUDENT LOAN FOUNDATION:
In light of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we want to maintain a safe environment for our students, family members and employees. Without knowing an end date to this closure, we are taking it day by day along with you and want to address a few questions we've received. We figure if one person had the question, others do too:
Office hours: our offices are closed to walk in traffic for an undetermined amount of time. 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 this website -"Account Access" button. Making your payment online avoids postage and keeps you safely at home so effective immediately, the Foundation will be paying the online fee charged by our processor for online payments so there is no fee. If you prefer to mail your payment that still works but you may not see the payment applied for a few extra days depending on when we are in the office. If you are having difficulty making your payments, please send us an email.
New Applications: are only available online and are due June 1, 2020. We hope things will be back to normal soon and anticipate being able to meet the needs of all students who need assistance to go to school.
Repeat applications : are only available online and must be accessed thru your student portal. Applications are due April 15, 2020. Students currently in deferment received an email regarding how to access their student portal and complete the repeat loan application. We know that you are currently completing your coursework remotely and that meets our deferment criteria. If you have questions about any special circumstances, please contact us.
Grade Reports: are to be submitted thru your student portal and are due June 1, 2020. Directions are on the website.
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. Please remain safe and healthy and enjoy your family.
Kim, Lori and Sandy
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.