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Student Handbook & Guidelines

 

To view the entire handbook click on the link below:
Oneida Higher Education Student Handbook (Sept. 2008)  

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Introduction

Introduction The Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin Higher Education Grant can award up to $20,000 per academic year (Special Resolution #7 24 02 A (Amendment to the Education Resolution 8 12 96 A)). Yearly funds are subject to change


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Eligibility Req

  Eligibility Requirements 1. Be an enrolled member of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin.  2. Have a High School Diploma, HSED or GED.  3. Be accepted into a diploma or degree seeking program at an accredited college, university or vocational college within the United States.  4. Must have


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Application Requirements

  Application Requirements   1. Submit a copy of the College Admission or Acceptance letter .   2. Complete the annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1 of each year.        · Register for a PIN number at www.pin.ed.gov to obtain online FAFSA financial aid processin


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Student Responsibilities

  Student Responsibilities   1. All expenses incurred prior to attending school will be the student’s responsibility. Expenses may include the following: Admission fees, housing deposits, transportation to the school, and other related fees prior to the start of school.   2. Each year students are re


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Funding Process

  Funding Process 1. Students who wish to be considered for Oneida Higher Education funds are required to have the following documents completed and on file prior to the end of semester/term.     Oneida Higher Education Application  Oneida Higher Education Academic Plan  Participant Acknowledgmen


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Funding Eligibility

  Funding Eligibility 1. Full-time students are “traditionally” 12 credits or more per semester or term at the vocational/undergraduate level, and traditionally 9 credits at the graduate level. Full- time students will be eligible for tuition, fees, required books, and the room and board allowance. (Final


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Length of Eligibility

 Length of Eligibility Students are eligible to receive a specifi number of terms to obtain their degree: Degree seeking:                                                                                          Eliugibility: Vocational/Technical...............................................................


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Extended Terms of Funding

  Extended Terms of Funding Students who have reached their maximum terms of funding, but have followed their school academic curriculum or plan and are in good standing with their school and the Oneida Higher Education Office, but deficient in credits required to graduate; may request additional terms of fundin


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Ineligible Funding Factors

  Ineligible Funding Factors The Oneida Higher Education Grant does not cover the following:   · Students who are pursuing a duplicate or lesser degree. (Students are eligible to pursue progressive degrees in consecutive order, e.g., Associate of Arts (AA/AS), Bachelors (BA/BS), Masters (MA/MS), Doctora


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College Credit for Prior Learning Experience

  College Credit for Prior Learning Experience Students have the opportunity to earn academic credit for previous education or life experience for which credit has not already been earned. These types of credit opportunities are coordinated through the student’s school.  Students must submit their original


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FERPA

Family Educational Rights And Privacy Act ( FERPA) Release of Information The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford students certain rights respect to their education records. FERPA regulations protect a student's "education records," which include grades, finances, and di


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Academic & Grading Requirements

  Academic & Grading Requirements Students are required to submit a copy of their final grade report at the end of each semester/term. All grade reports and transcripts must have the students name officially embedded within the grade report document. Reports with hand written names are unacceptable.


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Probation and Suspension Academic Guidelines

      Probation and Suspension Academic Guidelines  The following guidelines will be used to determine the continuation of funding under the Oneida Higher Education Grant Program. Note: grade point averages will be calculated by Higher Education and will be based on the number of credits funded for the semester


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Student Loan Default Options

Student Loan Default Options  Students who are in student loan default “may” have the following options available to be reconsidered for financial aid. (Please confirm options with the holder of the loan). 1. Obtain a loan from a personal banking institution to pay off loan default. 2. Default Rehabilita


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Appeal Procedure

Appeal Procedure  If an applicant is denied funding or suspended from the Oneida Higher Education Grant program, they may file an appeal as follows: 1. After receiving written documentation from the Oneida Higher Education Advisor informing the student they are not eligible for funding and the specific reason


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Additional Services

Oneida Higher Education Additional Services Career Assessments Resource library to include catalogs, brochures and applications Miscellaneous scholarship information Assistance with completion of financial aid and other school forms Financia aid workshops Area High School visits


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