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:
How to apply for veterans' benefits
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, https://www.vets.gov/education/apply/, 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,
Receiving credit for military service
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>>
Contacting the school certifying official
School certifying official
330-494-6170 ext. 4081
Requesting a certificate of release or discharge from active duty
You can request a copy of your certificate of release or discharge from active duty form (DD-214) – www.archives.gov
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
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Financial aid and scholarship opportunities
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 www.starkstate.edu/careerdevelopment.
First year academic advising
Our team will assist you through the academic registration process. We’ll also connect you with your academic advisor and other important college resources.
Military services orientation
Ohio Dept. of Veterans Services
Ohio National Guard
Ohio Veterans Bonus
US Dept of Veterans Affairs
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Veterans Crisis Line