Military Services

Military ServicesOur Mission

To provide veterans, active service members and their dependents with the resources, support and direction needed to be successful in academic and career activities.

Allow us to serve as your academic compass

Our goal is to provide comprehensive enrollment and educational support services while you attend Stark State College.

Let us point you in the right direction in any of the following areas:

Stark State College strives to honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans. The College is fully-accredited under the laws that provide educational benefits for veterans. The Academic/Registrar’s Office certifies veterans’ eligibility and assists new and continuing student veterans with the processing of VA forms for educational benefits.

To receive VA Educational Benefits
Use the VA’s online application tool,, or contact Military Services at 330-494‐6170, Ext. 4939. To apply, you will need the following information:

  • Social Security number
  • Bank account direct deposit information
  • Education and military history
  • Basic information about the school and program you are pursuing

You may also submit a hard copy of your application to the VA using VA Form 22-1990.
If you have used your benefits at another college and are transferring to Stark State, you will need to use VA-Form 22-1995.

In an effort to assist veterans, service members and their families with reducing the costs associated with obtaining a college degree, the state of Ohio spearheaded an initiative known as the Ohio GI Promise. Details about the Ohio GI Promise can be found at the University System of Ohio website. If you would like to see if you meet the qualifications for in-state tuition rates please complete the residency reclassification application and return it to the Registrar’s Office with the appropriate required supporting documentation.

Assistance in applying for VA Educational Benefits
The School certifying official will provide guidance in preparing your Application for VA Education Benefits for submission to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

For more information on how to receive your VA educational benefits,

Some of your military experience may be applied toward credit for a degree. To receive credit, you must submit transcripts for your branch of the military. Learn more here>>

School Certifying Official

Marie Jacoby
330-494-6170 ext. 4254
Office M102

You can request a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty Form (DD-214) –

Don’t have a computer? You can make your request by mail:

National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
Phone (314) 801-0800
Fax (314)801-9195

Applying for admission to Stark State is easy. Start here>>

In addition to Stark State College scholarships, scholarships and grants exclusively for the military community are listed at

Ohio National Guard Scholarship- provides tuition assistance to qualified members

Stark State’s Career Development Office assists students and alumni in developing career planning and job search skills and facilitating relationships among employers, students, alumni and the community. Learn more at

Our team will assist you through the academic registration process. We’ll also connect you with your academic advisor and other important college resources.

Ohio Dept. of Veterans Services

Ohio National Guard

Ohio Veterans Bonus

US Dept of Veterans Affairs

Vet Centers

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans Crisis Line

GOAL/DESCRIPTION: To allow and encourage veterans and family members of veterans to develop educationally and socially, gain organizational and leadership skills and learn more about the community involving the Veterans through personal interaction.

  • ADVISOR: Mark Weldon ( Room S104, Ext. 4512
    Chief Mark Weldon served in the U. S. Army from 1969 to 1972, assigned to the Army Security Agency. He served 1 tour in Viet Nam in 1970, and finished his service at Vint Hill Farms Station in Virginia. His MOS was 05H20 Morse Intercept Operator. He also served 26 years with the Massillon Police Department, retiring as Chief of Police in 2005.
  • ADVISOR: Dan Altieri ( Room S104, Ext. 5491
    Dan Altieri served 30 plus years in the United States Marine Corps on Active and Reserve Duty. He served 4 combat tours in places like Beirut Lebanon, Grenada, Iraq, and most recently Afghanistan. He completed his career as the Regimental Sergeant Major of 25th Marines.

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