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MN Indian Scholarship Program – 2014 MAFAA Spring Conference Minnesota GI Bill and Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program Minnesota Association of Financial.

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1 MN Indian Scholarship Program – 2014 MAFAA Spring Conference Minnesota GI Bill and Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program Minnesota Association of Financial Aid Administrators Fall Training Day 2014 October 28 th,

2 MN Indian Scholarship Program – 2014 MAFAA Spring Conference2014 MAFAA Fall Training Day Agenda Overview of Programs Questions 2

3 MN Indian Scholarship Program – 2014 MAFAA Spring Conference2014 MAFAA Fall Training Day Minnesota GI Bill Who is eligible? Provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota service members and eligible spouses and children of deceased or severely disabled eligible Minnesota veterans In general, students must be all of the following: A current Minnesota Resident Student An eligible veteran, non-veteran, spouse or dependent Enrolled in an eligible and participating postsecondary institution located in Minnesota Enrolled in a certificate, diploma, or degree program Making satisfactory academic progress Less than 62 years old at the beginning of the term Current on child support obligations, if applicable 3

4 MN Indian Scholarship Program – 2014 MAFAA Spring Conference2014 MAFAA Fall Training Day Minnesota GI Bill How do students apply? Students apply once each award year Best way is to complete online at Can submit paper application to college, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, the Office or the MN National Guard Education Office Eligibility as a Veteran, Non-Veteran, Spouse or Dependent will be verified by the MN Department of Veterans Affairs MDVA may contact student to provide additional documentation like a DD214 or other discharge documents School may provide documentation to MDVA Students must apply before the end of the term in order to receive the benefit in that term 4

5 MN Indian Scholarship Program – 2014 MAFAA Spring Conference2014 MAFAA Fall Training Day Minnesota GI Bill How much is the award? Any amount student receives in (1) Pell Grant, (2) State Grant and/or (3) federal military or veterans education benefits (except VRAP) is taken into account when award is calculated Enrollment and program level can also impact award amount Students may receive up to $3,000 per award year and up to $10,000 lifetime Maximum amount per term based on chart below: 5 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students Part TimeFull TimePart TimeFull Time Less than 12 credits12 credits or moreAs defined by college Up to $500 per termUp to $1,000 per termUp to $500 per termUp to $1,000 per term

6 MN Indian Scholarship Program – 2014 MAFAA Spring Conference2014 MAFAA Fall Training Day Minnesota Indian Scholarship Who is eligible? Provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota Resident Students who are of ¼ or more American Indian ancestry and demonstrate financial need for an award In general, students must be all of the following: A current Minnesota Resident Student Possess ¼ or more American Indian ancestry Making satisfactory academic progress Have completed the FAFSA and applied for all other state and federal grant and scholarship programs Not be in default on a federal or state student loan Undergraduate students must be enrolled at least ¾ time, qualify for Pell or State Grant (some exceptions) and have unmet need Graduate students must be enrolled at least ½ time and have unmet need (COA-EFC) 6

7 MN Indian Scholarship Program – 2014 MAFAA Spring Conference2014 MAFAA Fall Training Day Minnesota Indian Scholarship How do students apply? Students apply once each award year Best way is to complete online at Can submit paper application to college, the Office or a tribal scholarship office College submits initial school budget sheet Estimated COA, Pell and State Grant amounts may be used if final amounts not available Documentation of American Indian ancestry must be on file Student may need to submit to the Office 7

8 MN Indian Scholarship Program – 2014 MAFAA Spring Conference2014 MAFAA Fall Training Day Minnesota Indian Scholarship School budget sheet College should submit budget sheet if student: Has completed verification and/or resolved conflicting information Has completed application for State Grant including: Submitting transcripts or other documentation, if required (only if student would be eligible at any enrollment level) Has provided documentation to determine if a Resident Student Has completed all necessary steps to receive aid regardless of whether or not college can issue final award letter College should not submit budget sheer if student is not currently enrolled or expected to enroll 8

9 MN Indian Scholarship Program – 2014 MAFAA Spring Conference2014 MAFAA Fall Training Day Minnesota Indian Scholarship How much is the award? 9 Award amounts determined using the following calculation: Maximum Award Amounts: Undergraduate: up to $4,000 per year Graduate and Professional: up to $6,000 per year Title IV Cost of Attendance - EFC - Federal Pell and SEOG - MN State Grant - Tribal Scholarships or Grants - All other gift aid MISP Award (up to maximums)

10 MN Indian Scholarship Program – 2014 MAFAA Spring Conference2014 MAFAA Fall Training Day Minnesota Indian Scholarship How much is the award? Other Award Parameters: Students eligible to receive awards: Up to 5 years of study at the undergraduate level An additional 5 years of study at the graduate or professional level Students in less than 4-year programs eligible to receive awards for no more than three years Reserves remaining two years of undergraduate eligibility for the completion of 4-year degree Students eligible to receive awards for only one degree per level and one doctorate or professional degree 10

11 MN Indian Scholarship Program – 2014 MAFAA Spring Conference2014 MAFAA Fall Training Day Questions?? 11

12 MN Indian Scholarship Program – 2014 MAFAA Spring Conference2014 MAFAA Fall Training Day Contact Information Megan FitzGibbon Manager of Scholarship Programs 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350 Saint Paul, Minnesota (651) (800) (651) (FAX) Dave Bellefeuille MDVA Higher Ed Veterans Programs Director of Veterans Education and Employment (651) Lara Gerhardson MISP Outreach Liaison Bemidji State University American Indian Resource Center, Suite 110A Bemidji, MN Phone: (218)


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