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Private Scholarships

There are agencies outside the University that provide financial assistance to qualified students with special needs. If you are applying for financial aid, you also are required to apply for the benefits described below if you meet the conditions listed.

It is the student's responsibility to contact donors regarding receipt of private scholarship checks. As a general rule, the Office of Scholarships & Financial Assistance does not bill for private scholarships.

Private scholarships do not credit to a specific installment but are applied to the entire semester's charges and the resulting balance is divided by the remaining installments.

Unless specific instructions indicating the method of disbursement are given, or information is given that a second check is coming, private scholarships less than $1,000 will be applied to the fall term (first or current term of enrollment).

If private scholarship recipients also are receiving federal financial assistance, any private scholarship dollars received could result in the adjustment (reduction) of some federal aid programs, such as work-study or the loan programs.

Vocational Rehabilitation

If you have any physical, mental or emotional problems which could negatively affect your academic or vocational ability, you may be eligible for educational benefits. Contact your local vocational rehabilitation office for more information.

Benefits for veterans and dependents of veterans

If you are a veteran who served on continuous active duty for 181 days or more after Jan. 13, 1955, you may quality for educational benefits under the G.I. Bill. If you are a dependent of a veteran who died or is permanently disabled as a result of military duty, you may be eligible for educational benefits. For more information, contact the local Veteran's Administration Office.

Bureau of Indian Affairs

If you are of Native American descent, you may be eligible for educational benefits. Contact your tribal council for information.

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