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Thumbnail Image for Article 17093Choctaw Higher Education Program Deadline
Posted Date: 01/02/2018

Higher Education Program



The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma's Higher Education Program is now accepting spring 2018 applications. The HEP is a scholarship and grant program designed to provide tuition assistance to enrolled Choctaw Tribal Citizens attending an accredited college or university. Students must be working towards a minimum of an Associate degree.  March 1, 2018 is the deadline. Any applications received after the deadline or incomplete will not be accepted (applies to first-time and renewal applicants.)


Paper applications will not be accepted. Students must have an email address that they check regularly. 


Required Documents:


  • Copy of high school transcript if student has less than 12 college credit hours (must show student and high school name, graduation date and cumulative GPA)
  • Copy of all college/university transcripts if student has more than 12 college credit hours (must show institution and student name, all course titles, cumulative GPA and cumulative hours earned)
  • Copy of upcoming semester class schedule (must show institution and student name, number of credit hours enrolled and course titles)
  • Copy of valid Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) and Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Adult Tribal Membership cards (students who are under 18 years of age can apply with their Minor Tribal Membership and CDIB cards)


Full-time enrollment: Undergraduate students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours or Graduate students enrolled in 9 or more credit hours.


Part-time enrollment: Undergraduate students enrolled in at least 6-11 credit hours or Graduate students enrolled in 6-8 credit hours.


The HEP determines if a student is Scholarship or Grant. Students who receive a Grant are required to complete an additional form called the Financial Needs Analysis (FNA) Form. If the FNA document is required, the student will be notified and sent an FNA form by email. 


*Students, if the Financial Aid Office will not return the FNA form, you will need to contact HEP as soon as possible.


Concurrent students can visit www.choctawhighered.com for more information. 


Students, allow 6-8 weeks for processing.


For more information, visit www.choctawhighered.com or call 1-800-522-6170 ext: 2518