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Section F
Student Financial Assistance and Employment Programs

F-20: Student Financial Assistance and Employment Programs

Adoption Date: 06/15/92  |  Revision Date: 05/18/92

 Prairie State College shall provide financial assistance to students through institutional, state, federal, and other externally-funded programs. Such aid shall include, as available but not be limited to, grants, loans, scholarships, work opportunities, and veterans' benefits. Additionally, programs and services shall be provided to aid students in seeking full- and part-time employment.

The College President shall cause to be established a Student Financial Aid and Scholarship Manual which includes informational and procedural details for the awarding of student scholarships, tuition waivers and other financial assistance programs. Such student awards may be in recognition of financial need, distinctive personal accomplishment, service to the institution, special skill, or other appropriate criteria. All student awards shall be administered in accordance with the Student Financial Aid and Scholarship Manual procedures which outlines details regarding: funding sources and limitations, eligibility, availability, application procedures and deadlines, expectations upon receipt of the award, and other matters as deemed appropriate.

The Student Financial Aid and Scholarship Manual shall be made available for review by prospective and current Prairie State College students in the College’s Office of Financial Aid and Veterans’ Affairs.

The authority to recognize student scholarships, tuition waivers and other financial assistance awards, is hereby delegated by the Board of Trustees to the College President. Only student scholarships, tuition waivers, and other financial assistance identified in the Student Financial Aid and Scholarship Manual shall be recognized as official scholarship awards of Prairie State College. The College President is authorized to refuse or reject a scholarship offer to the College if the proposed award is determined to be discriminatory, prejudicial, or not in the best interests of the College.

All Prairie State College student awards shall be managed through the PSC Foundation and/or the College’s Office of Financial Aid and Veterans’ Affairs.

The College President shall provide the Board of Trustees with an annual report on current student scholarships, tuition waivers and financial assistance programs.