Student Financial Aid

Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College offers financial aid from both federal and private sources, as well as facilitates students seeking aid of other sources (e.g., tribal).

American Indian College Fund Scholarships (TCU and Full-Circle Scholarships)

SCTC policy statement on TCU and Full Circle Scholarship Programs:

Each semester, SCTC administers the Full Circle and TCU scholarship programs in partnership with the American Indian College Fund (AICF) on the SCTC campus. In addition to the guidelines set forth by AICF, the SCTC scholarship committee, comprised of members of the college's administration and faculty, considers the following with respect to determining the award of scholarships to individual students:

  • A student's academic standing and persistence;
  • The number of credit hours being taken by a student in the given semester;
  • A student's tribal membership/affiliation (where such is required by the donor);
  • The quality and amount of thoughtfulness evident in the student application essay;
  • The student's academic progress and likelihood to persist;
  • The student's record of attendance and course completion.

TCU Scholarship Policies and Procedures

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Dreamkeepers Emergency Financial Aid Program

Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College's emergency aid program provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies. This assistance was created to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future.

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Federal Financial Aid

Students are able to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for Pell Grant funding. The Pell Grant is a needbased, gift-aid program that will assist students with the cost of higher education.

Applications are available on the web at www.fafsa.ed.gov and SCTC's school code is 037723.

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Resources:

Sample Scholarship Application Outline