Financial Aid

Gateway Specialists are available weekdays at the Gateway Student Services office during office hours to answer specific questions regarding financial aid, registration, career services, and enrollment on a walk-in basis. The Gateway Student Services Office is located in Room M102

PHONE COUNSELING
General information can be obtained by phone; however, to ensure confidentiality, dollar amounts cannot be discussed on the phone. Phone counseling is available during office hours. Callers with detailed questions or complicated situations will be asked to schedule an appointment. During the busy months of July, August and September, the Financial Aid Office will assist callers to the best of our abilities. We apologize if the high volume of calls/visits to our office results in delays in service. We appreciate your patience and look forward to answering all of your financial aid questions.

APPOINTMENTS
Appointments are offered to assist with in-depth questions or concerns. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Same-day appointments will be accommodated as schedules permit but cannot be guaranteed. To schedule an appointment, call the Financial Aid Office, 330-494-6170, Ext. 4301.

PRIORITY DATES
Service guarantees can only be offered to students who submit all required forms by the priority dates listed below.

REQUIRED FORMS PRIORITY DATE
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) March 1 if attending summer sessions
May 1 if attending fall semester
October 1 if attending spring semester
SSC scholarship application
(scholarship information)
June 1 (for most scholarships)
Any required documentation Promptly upon request

For additional information, call 330-494-6170 or email  studentservices@starkstate.edu.