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GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES
is it for?
Any natural children (or stepchildren who entered the family
before the year 2000) of a brother or sister of ________________________.
For students born in 1975 or before, benefits
are available until the student's 35th birthday. For those
born from 1976 through 1980, benefits are available until
the student's 30th birthday. For students born after 1980,
benefits are available until the student's 25th birthday
or until December 31, 2022, whichever comes first.
The Fund expires on December 31, 2022.
can it be used?
Any accredited public college in the student's state of
residence, such as community colleges, state colleges, and
does it cover?
Tuition and fees for one bachelor's or master's degree per
student. An AA degree from a community college is considered
part of a bachelor's degree rather than a separate program.
The Fund also covers books and supplies required
for courses, and room and board for up to four academic
years in college-run housing, provided the student maintains
full-time enrollment as defined by the college. Money must
be paid directly to the school's finance office or bookstore.
The Fund will not cover living expenses (other than room
and board in college-run housing), transportation, parking,
computer hardware or software. Also, study abroad programs,
distance learning, and extension classes are not covered.
can I receive Fund benefits?
Call or write to the Fund Administrator to let her know
what school you will be attending and what quarter or semester
you will be starting school. She also needs to know the
type of degree program you are planning to pursue (bachelor,
PAYING TUITION AND FEES
Go to the finance office of your school and fill out their
forms to let them know that the College Fund will be paying
for your tuition and course fees (and college-run housing
if you have chosen this option). You need to give them the
Fund Administrator's name and address so that invoices can
be sent directly to the Fund Administrator for payment.
If you pay the fees yourself, the Fund cannot reimburse
PAYING FOR BOOKS AND SUPPLIES
You will probably have to fill out forms in the bookstore
similar to the ones you filled out in the finance office
to open an account and have the invoices sent directly to
the Fund Administrator. The bookstore may require money
in advance to set up the account. If it does, contact the
Fund Administrator with the required amount and she will
write a check payable to the bookstore to open the account.
In all cases, you will need to document that
all of the books and supplies purchased are required for
the courses you are enrolled in. If the bookstore does not
supply an itemized statement, you will have to submit receipts
and a photocopied list of the books and supplies your instructors
Ensure that the school you plan to attend is not operated
by a military or religious organization.
Set up accounts to have tuition, bookstore
and college-run housing statements sent to the Fund Administrator
so that they can be paid directly to the school.
Make sure that the Fund Administrator has
your current address and phone number.
Keep track of tuition payment deadlines and
other important dates. The Fund does not cover late fees.
At the end of each school year (usually June),
send a complete set of transcripts to the Fund Administrator
so that your file can be updated and you are eligible for
continuing tuition coverage.
LOSS OF COVERAGE
Students will become ineligible for benefits from the Fund
if they fail to submit yearly transcripts to the Fund Administrator;
have two or more grades of Incomplete that are not made
up within six months; or drop out part way through a quarter
or semester when fees are not reimbursable. Also, violation
of Fund guidelines or intent may result in loss of coverage.