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Advocacy and Resources

At North Central State College, we understand that balancing life, family, and education can seem overwhelming. That’s why we are happy to provide resources, both on-campus and within the community, for our students.

These resources can be found below. For a more detailed list of resources, please visit the Resource Guide located within Aviso Engage, opens in a new window.


  • On-Campus Food Pantry

    NC State is pleased to offer a self-service food pantry on campus. This pantry is located within Byron Kee Hall and is available for students between the hours of 7:30AM to 5:30PM, Monday through Thursday.

    Weekend Food Box 

    In partnership with Grace Episcopal Church of Mansfield, NC State provides students with boxes of shelf-stable items, fresh meat and fresh produce every Thursday. These boxes contain enough food to sustain a family through the weekend. If you are interested in signing up for this program, please contact Sarah Swank at 419-755-4730 or, opens in a new window.

  • Laptop Loaner Program

    Students who are in need of a laptop for their online classes and homework are now able to borrow a laptop through our Laptop Loaner Program. For more information, please contact Shane Smith at 419-755-5606 or

    Calculator Loaner Program

    The college also has a Calculator Loaner Program. Students who need a TI-84 calculator can contact Shane Smith at 419-755-5606 or to make a request.

  • Child Development Center

    The Child Development Center (CDC) is located on Main Campus. Students of North Central State College can enroll their children aged 6 weeks to kindergarten. To learn more, you can visit their webpage here:

    Childcare Stipend

    Through a generous donor, the North Central State College Foundation is pleased to provide a Childcare Stipend to students needing childcare due to a job loss, low income, or other factors which could impact their ability to remain in school. This stipend is available for students who live in Richland or Crawford County, and are not on academic probation. For more information, please contact Sarah Swank.

  • Richland County Transit

    Richland County Transit offers FREE transportation to students who have a “paid” sticker on the back of their student ID. The buses transport students across Mansfield, Ontario, Shelby, and portions of Madison township. To learn more information, or to schedule a ride, please go to or call 419-522-4504.

    419 Rideshare

    419 Rideshare Service was formed in hopes of alleviating the transportation barrier that many in our community face. 419 Rideshare offers a base rate plus mileage for roundtrip service. Cash, credit cards, Venmo, and Cash App are all accepted payments. To schedule a ride, call 419-631-5704.

  • Necessities Fund

    This loan provides for books, uniforms, fees, etc. to eligible students, in at least their third College semester with at least a 2.25 GPA, who receive little or no financial aid. The loan is forgiven if the student graduates from NC State within four years of first Necessities Fund loan (administered by the College Financial Aid Office). Funds are limited and eligibility criteria must be met. For more information visit: Contact Sarah Swank at or call 419-755-4730 for assistance with applying.