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2012-2013 Scholarship Check List


Tribal Citizenship (Blue Card & CDIB)

--2012 Student Aid Report (All pages)FAFSA What is this? See Federal Student Aid

--High School Transcript GED scores (not required if college hours earned exceeds 30)

--Undergraduate Transcript with most recent semester grades (if applicable) GRADUATE

--Tribal Citizenship (Blue Card & CDIB)


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Students may apply for both the CNF scholarships as well as the Cherokee Nation Government scholarships and work study. Please vist the Cherokee Nation College Resource center: Cherokee or e-mail at: Click Here



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What is Federal Student Aid ? (Information from the FAFSA website)

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Applications for 2011-2012 Academic year are available now. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form prepared annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) to determine their eligibility for student financial aid (including the Pell grants) The U.S. Department of Education begins accepting the application beginning January 1 of each year for the upcoming academic year. Each application period is 18 months; most federal, state, and institutional aid is provided on a first come, first served basis. Students are advised to submit a FAFSA as early as possible for consideration for maximum financial assistance. Applicants who have completed a FAFSA in previous years may submit a renewal FAFSA. The FAFSA consists of numerous questions regarding a student's (and their family's) assets, income, and dependency. These are entered into a formula that determines the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). A number of factors are used in determining the EFC including the household size, income, number of students from household in college, and assets (not including retirement and 401(k) funds). This information is required because of the expectation that parents will contribute to their child's education, whether that is true or not. For more information Please visit the FAFSA website:

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