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Interactive Financial Aid Newsletter: Is my financial ready?

Fall 2021

Financial Aid Status

To check your financial aid status

1. Log into mystarkstate | (Find username and password information here)

2. Click on the My Stuff tab

3. Click View Financial Aid Status button

4. Choose the Financial Aid Year 2021-2022

Your Financial Aid Status for Financial Aid Year 2021-2022 includes the following information pertinent to your financial aid award.

Estimated Cost of Attendance - Financial need is the difference in the cost of attendance (COA) and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number (family’s ability to pay for those college costs).

Awarded Financial Aid - Your financial aid award is based on full-time enrollment for three terms.  If you are attending fewer semesters of the award year or are enrolled less than full-time your award may be adjusted. Click here to learn more about your award.

Academic Progress - Students must have an academic progress of good, probation, warning, or appeal in order to receive financial aid.

Contact Us

Stark State College

Gateway Student Services | Financial Aid

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TH-F: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Visit Us | Gateway Student Services | Main Campus - M102 | Stark State Akron - A102

Call Us | 330-846-1021 ext. 4301

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View Student Requirements

Unfulfilled Student Requirements

There are requirements that every student must complete to receive financial aid. To find your requirements, follow the steps below:

1. Log into mystarkstate | (Find username and password information here)

2.Click on the My Stuff Tab

3. Select View Student Requirements

4. Choose the Aid Year 2021-2022

Common Requirements

A. Standards of Academic Progress Acknowledgement Form

  1. Click the Standards of Academic Acknowledgement Form link
  2. Read through the requirements to the bottom of the page
  3. Check the final check-box to indicate you agree to the requirements
  4. Click Submit

B. Title 4 Authorization Form

  1. Click on the Title 4 Authorization Form link
  2. Select the desired options (see Notes from Registration below for explanations).
  3. Check the check-box acknowledging the selections above have been read and understood.
  4. Click Submit

The Title 4 Authorization Form is pre-populated with the selections the majority of students choose. The selections may be changed if desired. Explanations for the pre-populated selections follow.

  • Allowable Charges: Leave as is, to use financial aid funds in the College Store to purchase books, supplies, and other goods.
  • Prior Year Charges: Leave as is, to use financial aid funds to cover up to $200 of the prior year’s charges.
  • Holding of Credit Balance: Leave as is if you want to receive the financial aid refund as soon as they are disbursed.


Other Requirements

Feel free to contact us with any questions!