The Higher Education Grant Program is designed for students who plan to obtain an undergraduate degree (associates or bachelors) and/or a Graduated degree from a regionally accredited public college or university.  This program is both funded by the Tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, with separate guidelines for both.

Eligibility, Guidelines, and/or Requirements

You can apply for an FSA Higher Education Grant if:

  • You are an enrolled member of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe.
  • You have been accepted as a student with a Regional Accredited College or University.
  • You have been applied for financial aid at a college or university.
  • Each student must apply for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.

We base our funding to each student from a completed Financial Needs Analysis (FNA) that is submitted to us by the financial aid office of the School they are attending (the school fills out FNA based on FAFSA).

Full-Time Students

Full-time students must meet the following requirements for academic progress for continued grant awards:

  • All Students must complete 12 or more semester hours per academic term.
  • All students must achieve and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 grade point scale.

Failure to meet academic standards shall result in a probation period. Failure to meet academic standards for the probation period will result in suspension.  Students suspended from the Tribal funding shall not considered for future funding until they, utilize other funding resources, complete a minimum of 12 credit hours per term with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0

Grants shall be paid by the FSA Tribe with a check to the College or University’s Financial Aid Office, the school will deduct institutional expenses and then shall disburse any remaining funds to the student in accordance with the disbursement policy of the school

Part-Time Students

In order to be eligible to receive a FSAHE Grant a student must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours and be a degree seeking student. If a person is enrolled between 6 and 11 credits, they are considered part-time students.  Must maintain Part-time status and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Part-time students are only allowed funding for books, tuition, and fees.

Priority Dates

Fall Term: June 15th

Spring Term: October 15th

Summer: April 15th

(If you can’t meet the priority date, send in the application when complete along with a letter explaining why it is late. Late applications may not be funded.)