Higher Education

 

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The Yankton Sioux Tribe P.L. 93-638 Higher Education Program is a supplemental program for college students who apply for education assistance; students are encouraged to seek all other available financial aid as well as: Pell grant (FAFSA).  The YST - Higher Education deadline dates for completion are as follows:

OFF-RESERVATION:
July 1st - For the new academic year, starting with Fall semester.
December 1st - For the new students that didn’t attend college Fall semester.
January 1st - (If granted an award for fall semester) Fall semester grades & Spring semester class schedule due to be
considered for second semester award.

ON-RESERVATION:
September 1st - For the new academic year, starting with Fall semester.
January 1st - For new students who didn’t attend college fall semester.
January 31st - (If granted an award for fall semester) Fall semester grades & Spring semester class schedule due to be
considered for second semester award.

The higher education institution that the student elects to attend must be listed as an accredited college as identified in the National Directory/ Registry of Approval and Accredited Colleges.  ANY STUDENT FAILING TO MEET THE CLOSING DATE WILL BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST.

All applicants must submit a COMPLETED application along with all required documents to the Higher Education Office; the following documents are required before an application can be considered:

  1. Higher Education/Adult Vocational Training application.

  2. Financial Needs Analysis form (last page of application packet)
    (This form needs to be completed by your school financial aid office and returned to our office.  It is your responsibility to get this form to your school and returned to the Higher Education office.

  3. Letter of acceptance from the school your attending.

  4. High school transcripts or GED transcripts or

  5. Transcripts from previously attended college/University

  6. Native American Tribal Affiliation certification

  7. Previous semester grades (for returning students)

  8. Class schedule for current semester

     (It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure all required documents are complete and submitted to correct offices.

KEEP COPIES OF EVERYTHING FOR YOUR RECORDS.

 **The Higher Education program can only assist undergraduate program students enrolled in an accredited college. Awards cannot be made for online classes.

 

Contact Information
Misty McBride
Phone: (605) 384-3382

Fax: (605) 384-3100
Email: mmcbride@yanktonsiouxtribe.net