Native American Tuition Waiver
(Effective Fall, 2009 Term)
YCCCC offers a tuition waiver to Native American students that is applicable to the expenses associated with the cost of tuition for up to an associate degree credential. Native American students are responsible for paying all other costs associated with attendance, including all fees, books, supplies and personal expenditures.
This program is available to:
- Students whose names are included on the current tribal census, or who have at least one parent or grandparent included on the current tribal census, of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, the Penobscot Nation, the Houlton Band of Maliseet, and the Aroostook Band of Micmac AND who provide the college with official proof (original document) directly from the tribe, Nation or band in a sealed envelope.
- Students who provide a statement of support identifying all financial assistance provided by the tribe, Nation, or bank. This must be official documentation provided by the Tribal office responsible for assisting students with their cost of education.
- Students who complete the FAFSA process, and who meet YCCC’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy requirements.
Procedures for receiving the NATW:
NEW STUDENTS must meet with a college financial aid staff member responsible for student grants, scholarships and waivers to:
- submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application and supporting materials,
- discuss the relationship between the waivers and other federal or state financial aid, and
- sign the required one-time Application/Agreement.
CURRENT STUDENTS enrolled in academic, credit-bearing program required courses at the college must:
- remain academically eligible to register for classes, and
- complete/renew a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)by October 15 for the fall semester and/or academic year, or no later than March 1 for spring semester enrollment, or no later than July 15 for summer semester, and
- maintain satisfactory academic progress in compliance with Title IV Federal financial aid policies.
Allowable Institutional Charges:
The Native American Tuition Waiver will be credited to an eligible student’s bill after the application of available grants and/or scholarships.
When calculating the Native American Tuition Waiver, all sources of gift, grant and scholarship assistance from federal, state, institutional, private and outside agencies, will be applied to the institutional charges FIRST. The Native American Tuition Waiver would cover any remaining allowable tuition charges for the respective semester.
The tuition waiver will be awarded using the cost of attendance established by the College’s Financial Aid Office. In the event of an over-award, the tuition waiver will be adjusted first.
The total funds received by the student from all internal and external sources, including the waiver, may not exceed the total cost of attendance as determined by the federal methodology for determining financial need. If total aid exceeds that cost, the tuition waiver may be reduced or retracted.
Any other charges not covered by the Native American Tuition Waiver, other financial aid, and/or other resources will be the responsibility of the student.
Revised : 07/2009