Higher Ed Program Orientation

Higher Ed Program Orientation
Posted on 08/31/2021
This is the image for the news article titled Higher Ed Program OrientationThe Higher Education Orientation reviews the types of financial assistance offered by our program, including important deadlines, credit hour incentives, in state/out-of-state tuition, a vocational funding example, application requirements, pathways, and important terms.

This orientation originally aired live on 8/13/21. Questions? Call 480-362-2547 or email [email protected].


Hello and welcome to the Higher Education Program orientation.

Today we will be going over types of financial assistance, important deadlines, credit hour incentives, in state/out-of-state tuition, a vocational funding example, application requirements, important terms pathways, and answering any questions.

Ske:g Tas... Good Day! We are so happy you are here! The Salt River Higher Education Program provides financial aid, scholarship, recruitment, retention and education/career advising services to Community members interested in furthering their education. Participants must be officially enrolled tribal members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

The Higher Education Program staff includes the Higher Education administrator, our accountant, four program advisors, and one career guide coordinator.

Now let's go over the types of financial assistance offered by the Higher Program. We assist with tuition and fees, required books and supplies. We offer a credit hour incentive and we assist students that are parents pay for childcare while and we also include time for them to study and their commute time.

Now let's go over some important deadlines. The Higher Education program has seven application deadlines throughout the year. For vocational student the deadlines are April 30, July 30, October 30, and January 30. For students attending a college or university the deadlines are June 30, November 30, and April 30. If a deadline falls on a then your application will be accepted on the following business day. We ask that you please try your best to turn in your applications in on time as it gives us enough time for us to process your application and to make sure your tuition is posted by your due date.

Now let's go over the credit hour incentives. Undergrad students have the opportunity to earn $275 per credit hour. Students pursuing a professional or master's degree $350 per credit hour. Students pursuing a doctoral degree $475 per credit hour. Now there are two payouts per semester. For the fall the first payout is August 30 and the second payout is January 30. For the spring semester the payout dates are January 30 and June 30. Lastly for the summer the first payout date is June 30 and the second payout date is August 30. Students must submit official transcripts with a "D" or better grade. The second payout can be adjusted based off of completed credits.

Let's go over a credit hour incentive example for an undergrad student. Undergrad students are paid at $275 per credit. So let's say a student is taking twelve credits during the fall semester. Twelve credits at $275 gives us a grand total of $3,300. Students receive two payouts per semester or term. So the first payout of $1,650 would be given out at the beginning of the term. The second payout of $1,650 would be given out at the end of the term as long at the student submits official transcripts with a "D" or better grade. The second payout can be adjusted based off of completed credits. All this means is let's say the students only passes three out of four of their classes, the second payout would be adjusted to reflect the number of classes they passed. Now sometimes we get students who are worried that they will end up owing the program money back if they do not do well or pass all of their classes as long as the student passes at least 50% of their classes the student will not owe the program back any money.

Arizona In-State Tuition. Arizona in-state tuition is covered at 100% for these schools. What does that mean? Let’s take a look at the examples below. Let’s say a student is attending ASU where the tuition is $5,355 Higher Ed would cover the full $5,355. Same if the student goes to the U of A, Higher Ed would cover the full $5,649.50. Now let’s say a student is going to Mesa Community College where the tuition is $620, Higher Ed would pay the full $620. Tuition is covered at 100% at all Maricopa Community College.

Now let’s go over an out-of-state tuition example. This is for an undergraduate tuition for an out-of-state academic school;. Let’s say the out-of-state tuition is rate is $26,381.50 we would apply the max Arizona tuition rate of $5,649.50 which would leave us a balance of $20,732. Higher Ed would cover an additional 75% of the balance of $15,549 so the total costs covered by Higher Ed would be $21,198.50. That would leave the student with a total out-of-pocket cost of $5,183.

Now let's go over a vocational funding example. The Aesthetics tuition for the Aveda Institute which is a vocational school. Aveda's at 750 clock hours is $10,000. The aesthetics tuition rate at EVIT is $6,210. So we would take the difference of those two which would leave us a balance of $3,790. So the total covered costs by Higher Ed is $6,210. This would leave the student with a total out of pocket cost of $3,790.

Now let's go over what is covered by the Higher Education Program and what is not. We cover tuition and mandatory fees for most in-state Arizona schools. Out-of-state schools the max Arizona max rate is applied and then an additional 75% of the tuition. We cover required books and supplies, as listed on the syllabus. Childcare during the time that the student is enrolled in courses. Now let’s go over
Now let’s go over rooms, or places to live. Meal plans, phones, certification test fees, or classes. Parking passes, bus passes, and transportation. Health insurance, co-payments, late fees, payment plan fees and recommended books.

The Higher Education application can be found on our website at he.saltriverschools.org

Now let's go over the application requirements. A completed and signed SRP-MIC scholarship consists of the W-9 form, authorization letter, acknowledgement letter, disclosure letter, and completed financial needs analysis, also known as the FNA. From the student we will need a copy of your social security card and tribal ID card. A copy of your high school diploma or G.E.D. Your student aid report. Official transcripts from the last semester attended or any other schools previously attended in an official sealed envelope. From the school, we ask that students to please send this to your advisor. We need an itemized tuition statement, class schedule, academic plan of study from the institution you will be attending. And we ask that you turn in your list of required books and supplies two weeks prior to the start of your class.

Here are some tips for success. One: please make sure you're checking your email as it is our primary method of communication. Two: please submit documents in a timely manner, this includes transcripts. Three: start the FAFSA as soon as possible. Number four: contact your advisor with any changes to your schedule, and five please don't be afraid to ask questions, we're here to help.

Now let's go over some important terms. The FAFSA is the free application for federal student aid. SAR is the student aid report. The FNA, financial needs analysis. Tuition, fees charged by education institutions to attend their school. Academic school, institutions; colleges or universities that offer undergraduate and graduate programs within a variety of disciplines.

Here are some more important terms. Vocational school, schools offering job-specific trainings which tend to be manual or practical programs, usually non-academic and primarily related to a specific trade or vocation such as cosmetology, refrigeration, or welding. The W-9 form, this form is required by SRP-MIC finance. Credit hour incentive, funds earned per successful completion of credit hour or clock hours within a term.

Here is a list of some of the schools our students have attended. Arizona College, California Institute of the Arts, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University, Scottsdale Community College, and the University of Arizona. Now this is just to name a few. As you can see we've had students attend schools all throughout the U.S.

Now we'll be going over the guided pathways. Guided pathways provide a specific academic roadmap for each program so that students have a clearer understanding of what courses they need to take and when they will graduate. Having a Guided Pathway in mind first can help students be successful and not waste time. The Salt River Higher Education Program has advisors that each cover a Guided Pathway. For example, if you were interested in business, entrepreneurialism, and management or computer and information technology your assigned advisor would Erica Outcalt. If you were interested in education, visual and performing arts, or applied technology your assigned advisor would be Mario West. Now let's say you were interested in STEM or Health Sciences your assigned advisor would be Joyla Gates. If you are interested in behavioral science and human services or culture and society you assigned advisor would be Denelle Prieto.

Thank you so much for attending today's orientation, please let us know if you have any questions.
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