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About the Funding

Welcome

 

Sheku swakweku “Hello everyone”  

The Oneida Higher Education (OHE) office acts as a financial aid office, processing the Oneida Higher Education scholarship and assisting clients in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin Higher Education Scholarship consists of a tiered funding system (General Tribal Council Resolution 1-30-10-A). Funding will be based on the academic school year of August 1 to July 31. The scholarship is determined by a combination of the school’s financial aid office standard cost of attendance and on the Oneida Higher Education funding guidelines. The scholarship is not intended to replace annual income or meet total personal or household expenses.

• Vocational or undergraduate degree up to $20,000
• Master’s degree up to $25,000
• Doctorate degree up to $30,000

Students are advised not to start school/classes until the school financial aid office receives the Oneida Higher Education Scholarship Award Letter. Students who choose to start prior to the receipt of the Oneida award letter are responsible for any incurred costs.

Scholarship Eligibility

 

  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 an accredited vocational program, college or university recognized by the Department of Education within the United States.
  4. Be in good standing with the Oneida Higher Education Scholarship Program.
  5. Meet the standards of the financial aid academic good standing.
  6. Be seeking the Scholarship for semesters/terms which have not already ended or been completed.
  7. Be seeking the Scholarship for a degree that is categorized in a higher funding tier than the funding tier of a degree previously earned, based on the funding tiers. Although an applicant seeking a degree that is in the same funding tier or lower as another degree being pursued concurrently and within the funding period allotted for the degree at the higher funding tier is eligible.
 

Length of Funding

There is a limited amount of terms eligible for funding in each degree. Please plan your educational goals appropriately. *(Based on full time funding)

•Vocational/Technical degree = 2.5 years
•Undergraduate degree = 5 years
•Graduate degree = 3 years
•Doctoral/Professional = 5 years

 

 

When and How to Apply

 
When:   
                Recommended Filing Dates:
                          • Fall Term = April 15
                          • Spring Term = October 1
                          • Summer Term = May 1
How:   
1.  Submit a copy of the college/university letter of acceptance/admission for new, re-entry and transfer students. (Students who have not attended school for one or more semester will need to submit a current letter of admissions).   

2.  Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon October 1st of each year at www.fafsa.gov.  If you are completing the FAFSA for the first time you will also need to create a FSA ID (The ID confirms your identity and acts as your electronic signature) for students and parents through the (Federal Student Aid ID site) .

3.  Comply with the school’s financial aid process and requirements.

4.  Complete the following Oneida Higher Education Applications/Forms: 
          a. Oneida Higher Education Application (each academic year).
          b.
Oneida Participant Acknowledgment and Agreement Form (each academic year).
          c.
Oneida Higher Education Academic Plan (each term of funding).  Meet with a school counselor/advisor regarding your class schedule and academic planning. The Oneida academic plan must be signed by the student and counselor/advisor.  

5.  Upon your file being complete, OHE sends a Financial Need Analysis (FNA) to your school’s financial aid office for completion.

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