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Some food for thought when considering college and major choices:  Student Loan Crisis Looms . . . read more.

Looking for help with financial aid to attend the college or university of your choice?

The Ohio Board of Regents is now recommending that potential college students contact the financial aid office at the institution of
interest.  The following are links to Stark County area colleges:

Aultman School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Kent State University

Malone University

Stark State College

University of Mount Union

Walsh University

Looking for scholarships?  Try your own backyard.  Did you know that your high school offers classes for college credit at little or no
cost to you?  Make an appointment now with your guidance counselor to find out about registration for:

  • High school based dual credit
  • Post secondary education option
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College Tech Prep

Other helpful links:

University System of Ohio's website is a good starting point to look for state funds for college.

KnowHow2GoOhio.org  Young people in all socio-economic groups have college aspirations. In fact, eight out of 10 expect to attain a
bachelor’s degree or higher, according to the U.S. Department of Education. But, despite their aspirations, low-income students and
those who are the first in their families to pursue higher education are severely underrepresented on college campuses. Studies show
these students often lack the guidance they need to prepare for postsecondary education.

In order to turn these students' college dreams into action-oriented goals, the American Council on Education, Lumina Foundation for
Education and the Ad Council launched the KnowHow2GO campaign in January 2007. This multi-year, multimedia effort includes
television, radio and outdoor public service advertisements (PSAs) that encourage 8th through 10th graders to prepare for college
using four simple steps.

The Four Steps to College . . .
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Stark Education Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit education reform support organization in Stark County, Ohio, crossing the lines of
17 public school districts. The Partnership collaborates with educators, businesses, community and civic leaders to create and respond
to opportunities that will add substantial and measurable value to education.

Stark Community Foundation is one of Stark County's major sources of college scholarship support.  During the 2008-2009 school
year, the Foundation connected 307 students with $449,904 in college scholarships, ranging from $500 to $30,000, and 57 students
with $125,100 in low interest loans.

Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges has been a national leader in providing unrestricted donations and student scholarships
through funds raised in annual solicitations from businesses, foundations, and other donors.  There are 34 member independent
colleges and universities in OFIC, representing 98,000 students.

The Canton Student Loan Foundation's mission is to provide low interest loans to graduates of Stark county high schools so that they
may pursue post high school education and training.

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

The Employment Source is northeastern Ohio’s premier workforce development and training center that connects job seekers with
employers by providing numerous resources in a single location.  It is a free service made possible through funds provided by the U.S.
Department of Labor and operated locally by the Workforce Investment Board, the Stark and Tuscarawas County Commissioners and
the Mayor of the City of Canton.