ERIC Number: ED180722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Graves, Mary A.
This workbook assists college and vocational school bound American Indian students in determining their financial needs and in locating sources of financial aid. A checklist helps students assess the state of their knowledge of financial programs; a glossary defines terms pertinent to the realm of financial aid (i.e., graduate study programs, stipend, tuition waiver); a budget form permits students to determine their exact financial expense and income; steps direct students to read catalogs of colleges to select the right school for their needs and then to discuss plans with minority counselors; and directions explain how and when to apply for financial aid, including the completion of the Financial Aid Form. Separate sections outline eligiblity requirements, maximum amount, and percentage rates (where applicable) for various forms of financial aid: federal loans (National Direct Student Loan, Guaranteed Student Loan, Nursing Student Loan, Health Education Assistance Loan, Law Enforcement Education Program, and Health Professions Student Loan); grants (Basic Educational Opportunity Grant, Supplemental Educational Grant, Student State Incentive Grant Program, and Law Enforcement Education Program); the College Work-Study Program; Veterans Administration and Social Security benefits; and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) grants. A sample letter requesting funding, a directory of BIA agency and field offices, and a bibliography of financial aid publications provide additional assistance. (NEC)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Educational Finance, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Grants, Guidelines, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Postsecondary Education, Scholarships, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Tuition Grants, Veterans Education, Vocational Education, Work Study Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, Seattle, WA.