ADULT / HIGHER EDUCATION
P.O. Box 307
Pueblo of Acoma, NM 87034
||TELEPHONE: (505) 552-5121|
FAX: (505) 552-6812
ACOMA HIGHER EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM
The Pueblo of Acoma contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to administer the Higher Education Grant Program. Funds are annually appropriated by Congress to aid eligible Acoma Tribal members enrolled on the Pueblo of Acoma Censes Roll, seeking two year Associate (Liberal Arts) or four-year Bachelor Degrees at accredited post-secondary institutes.
The Acoma Higher Education Grant Program is a supplemental program to ALL campus-based financial aid, which includes: Pell Grants, SEOG and SSIG grants, work study, student loans, etc., using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). These federal applications are available in our office or at the University/College’s Financial Aid Office and MUST be submitted by March 1 to the University/College for full campus-based aid consideration.
The Higher Education Grant Program considers eligibility after the following supporting documents are received:
1. AHE Grant Application
2. Letter of Undergraduate Admission
3. Certificate of Indian Blood and Tribal Enrollment
4. Two Letters of Recommendation
5. Official High School or Post-Secondary Transcript (dependent on last attendance)
6. ACT/SAT Scores
7. Student Aid Reports (SAR’s are forms that come after completing and mailing the FASFA)
8. Copy of class schedule
| DEADLINE DATES FOR FILING APPLICATIONS ARE:|
FALL SEMESTER: MAY 1 SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS DUE JULY 1
SPRING SEMESTER: OCTOBER 1 SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS DUE DECEMBER 1
We encourage you to visit with your high school counselor, financial aid advisor and the Acoma Higher Education Grant Office for assistance and sincerely commend you for your endeavors to continue your education. We look forward to working with you and can be reached at the address and telephone number listed above.
Staff: Lloyd D. Tortalita, Director
Janet Riley, JOM/Higher Education Liaison