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Military services

Military services

Military ServicesOur mission

Military Services supports veterans, active service members and their dependents with resources, guidance, and direction needed to achieve academic and career goals by providing comprehensive enrollment and educational support services.

Military Services, located in B104, is the college’s single point of contact for all military connected students.  Allow us to serve as your academic compass.


Let us point you in the right direction in any of these 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

Jane Shier
330-494-6170 ext. 4081
Office M102g

If you plan to use tuition assistance, please contact your education services officer prior to enrollment as each branch offers its own educational benefits.

If you have questions about tuition assistance, contact Military Services at 330 494-6170 ext. 4939.

Additional information can be found here>>

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>>
Veteran checklist>>

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

While you may be using VA education benefits, we recommend that you complete the FAFSA to determine if you are eligible for financial aid.

Helpful links

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




On Monday June 16, 2014, Governor John Kasich signed HB 488 into law as a result of the Ohio Values Veterans Report recommendations.  Stark State shares the Ohio General Assembly’s desire to make Ohio a great place for veterans and service members to work and strongly adheres to HB 488.

Stark State also complies with Executive Order 13607 (April 27, 2012) – Principles of Excellence

Veterans are eligible for free dental hygiene care and massages in our on-site clinics.

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