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Cultural Diversity Waiver

Cultural Diversity Waiver Application/Procedure

Pursuant to SBHE Policy 820, BSC may offer a waiver to BSC to students meeting certain eligibility requirements.
Cultural Diversity Waivers are intended to encourage enrollment of a culturally diverse student body for the benefit of all students and the academic community.
Waiver Details:
  1. Waiver will not exceed 50% of tuition only 
  2. Award is limited to 4 semesters
  3. Student is responsible for fees, textbooks, and other costs
  4. Student must be enrolled in courses and making progress toward a degree
  5. Student must register for a minimum of 12 credits
  6. Awards are first-come, first-served
  7. Fall applicants must apply by August 1 of the academic year in which they will enroll
  8. Spring applicants must apply by January 1 of the academic year in which they will enroll
Eligibility Requirements:
  1. Must be a member of a culturally diverse group who are defined as historically underrepresented: African American/Black, Alaska Natives, Asian American, Hispanic, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Latino/a/x, Multiracial, and Pacific Islander. Students qualifying under Jay Treaty are also eligible 
  2. International students do not qualify
  3. Applicants must apply and be accepted for admission
  4. Student must be degree seeking at BSC
  5. Student must be registered for a minimum of 12 credits
  6. Conferred high school diploma or GED
  7. Students who have third-party aid (tribal funding, Job Service, employer or other scholarships) above the cost of tuition, fees, books, housing, tools and supplies may not qualify
  8. Must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Renewal Criteria:
  1. Must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  2. Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress each term of enrollment
  3. Award can be applied up to 4 semesters to complete an Associate degree and up to 8 semesters to complete a Bachelor degree
Application Process:
  1. Student must meet all BSC admission requirements and be accepted for enrollment.
  2. Completed waiver is submitted to Admissions for review. 
Selection and Awarding Process:
  1. Admissions will select applicants based on eligibility criteria.
  2. Admissions will notify Student Finance to apply waivers.
  • Students who withdraw will be subject to the refund policy consistent with NDUS policy 830.2 and will be responsible for any outstanding balance on their student account.
  • Renewal/Continuation of the waiver program will be at the discretion of the VP of Academic Affairs.
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