CANTON  In an effort to encourage graduates of local colleges and universities to continue their graduate education in Stark County, Malone University has established special pricing for its master’s programs.

Graduates of Malone, Walsh University, Aultman College, the University of Mount Union, and Kent State at Stark are eligible for a 15 percent discount on tuition for any Malone graduate program.

"It would be beneficial for Stark County if more college graduates stayed home to work toward their graduate degrees," said Malone University President David King said in a news release. "This program is designed to incentivize Stark County graduates to consider living, working, and studying in our community. Research has shown the value of a more educated citizenry to a region and our Stark County discount is aimed at keeping those who know the rich offerings of the area right here at home."

The discount program began July 1 and is good for the duration of the student’s stay in the program. The discount cannot be coupled with any other discounts.

For more information, visit www.malone.edu/starkdiscount  or call 330-471-8500.