Job Placement And Training Procedures

 
The St. Croix Education/Youth Program offers Job Placement/Training Funding.
 

 The St. Croix Tribal Job Placement and Training Program Procedures

 
The St. Croix Job Placement and Training Program was created to financially assist eligible Tribal members that meet the enrollment requirements (all JPT applicants must be a member of a federally recognized tribe according to 25 CFR Part 26.1).  Any JPT applicant must also fulfill the requirements by developing an Individual Self-Sufficiency Plan (ISP), and meet the need. For the educational assistance portion of the application, students must be enrolled in an accredited institution for vocational training to pursuing a degree/ certificate.  The purposes of these policies are set forth rules to govern the awarding of the BIA funds administered by the Education/Youth Program.
 

*2/3 YEAR TECHNICAL/VOCATIONAL TRAINING*

 
Costs Covered under the Job Placement & Training Program for 2/3 Year Technical
  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Institutional fees
  • Text Books and or Ebooks (if required by institution)
  • Supplies required by course and covered in syllabus
  • On/Off campus-housing (dorm/lodging) for the individual student only
  • Childcare
  • Transportation (bus fare, gas, mileage reimbursement)
  • Rent
  • Disability services
  • Vehicle repair
  • Tools/equipment
  • Uniform/shoes
  • Licenses/fees
  • Tutoring
  • Exam Fees
  • Online Courses
  • AP/Youth Options Courses
 
Costs not covered by the JPT Program will include, but not to be limited to for 2/3 Technical:
  • Retakes due to low/passing grade
  • Extra-curricular Activities
  • Basic school supplies (note books, pens, etc.)


Enrollment Process

The JPT Program is awarded for the full duration of school, for each semester providing the student continuously meets all academic requirements and provides all information requested.  All applications will be screened by the St. Croix Education/Youth Program for completeness and eligibility.
 
*Application Deadlines for 2/3 Year Technical/Vocational Training
 
Applications are required to be submitted to the St. Croix Education/Youth Program on or before the following dates:
  • July 1st for the Fall semester
  • November 1st for the Winter or Spring semester
  • April 1st for the Summer semester
 
*St. Croix Education does not have to adhere to these deadlines, since technical institutions terms may vary, depending on course of study.
 
  1. Application for new students:
    • Fully completed JPT Application.
    • Copy of High School Transcript and/or diploma, or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) from an accredited institution.
    • Letter of Acceptance or proof of registration from institution.
  2. Process for continuing students
    • Students must confirm with St. Croix Education/Youth Program that all “personal information” is up to date.
    • The student must be in good standing (not suspended).
 
*For students previously suspended or placed on probation from the JPT Program and/or had dropped/withdrawn from the program without approval or proper notification may be required to adhere to certain criteria for recertification to receive scholarship again.
 

I. JOB PLACEMENT AND TRAINING ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • All students must submit their class schedule on or before the first two weeks of classes.
  • For every semester/term students must submit a copy of their transcript/grades to St. Croix Education/Youth Program for continuous eligibility.  
  • Continuing students must also confirm personal information is current.
Academic Requirements
Students will receive funding for each semester and remain eligible for the JPT Program under the following requirements:
 
Grade Point Average (GPA) and Credit Hours
  • Full-time student:  must earn a minimum of 12 credit hours or more with a cumulative semester/trimmest GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 at the end of the semester/trimester.
  • Half-time student:  Must earn between 6-11 credit hours with a cumulative semester/trimmest GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 at the end of a semester/trimester.
  • Part-time student:  Must earn a minimum of 6 credit hours or more with a cumulative semester/trimester GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 at the end of the semester/trimester.
  • Summer student:  Must earn a minimum of 6 credit hours or more with a cumulative semester/trimmest GPA of 2.0 on a scale of 4.0 at the end of the summer session.


II. AWARD AMOUNTS BASED ON CREDIT HOURS, FOR EDUCATION ASSISTANCE.

Undergraduate students:
  • Full-time (12 credits or more) may receive up to $1500.00
  • Half-time (6-11 credits) may receive up to $750.00
  • Part-time (less than 6 credits) may receive up to $375.00
*St. Croix Education may reserve the right to change credit requirement, depending on required terms set by technical institutions which may vary, depending on course of study/certifications.
 
*St. Croix Education encourages students to apply for all scholarships and grants, since technical institutions may be costly, depending on course of study.   


III. BILLING AND ANY ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • The JPT Assistance can be applied towards a current/final balance while attending. 
  • An itemized invoice/bill from the institution for each semester.  This invoice must be from the institution that has the list of charges in detail; it must include the student’s name, student I.D. and name of the college/university attending. 
  • It is highly suggested to submit bills prior to applying school loans to qualify for the full amount allowed based on credit hours.
  • Fines, credit card bills, late fees/charges, or bill in collections will not be covered by the grant.


IV. JOB PLACEMENT/TRAINING ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE

  • JPT funding can be utilized for additional assistance, depending on the need of the applicant; certain needs may exceed beyond basic educational needs. Some of these include:  On/Off campus-housing (dorm/lodging) for the individual student only, childcare, transportation, rent, disability services, vehicle repair, tools, equipment, uniform/shoes, licenses/fees, tutoring, and exam or state testing fees.


V. ACADEMIC PROBATION AND SUSPENSION POLICY 

If a student fails to adhere to the Job Placement and Training Requirements, preferably to GPA requirements, they can be placed on probation for the following semester.
 
Academic Probation
  • Students who do not meet the minimum JPT requirements for one semester will receive an Academic Probation letter from the St. Croix Education/Youth Program, placing the student on probation for the following semester/trimester.
  • Students who fail to meet the requirements after being placed on Academic Probation will be suspended and ineligible for the JPT program. 
Suspension
  • Students can be suspended from JPT Program for any of the following reasons:
    • Failure to submit official transcripts or grade reports to the St. Croix Education/Youth Program within one month of the end of the semester/trimester.
    • Failure to notify any changes of information or update contact information. 
  • Once a student’s JPT Assistance has been suspended, the student will not be eligible for future funding or reinstated until the student earns a minimum of 12 credit hours (over any time frame), and a GPA of 2.5 (3.0 for post graduate) or better for each class. 
  • Upon reinstatement, if the student fails to adhere to the JPT rules and requirements, they will be automatically suspended and may be ineligible for future funding.

Automatic Suspension/Denial of Scholarship
Students will be automatically suspended and rendered ineligible for Job Placement and Training Assistance (with no probationary period) and will be required to reimburse costs and fees awarded for any of the following reasons:
  • Failure to complete the semester/trimester without notifying St. Croix Education/Youth Program.
  • Failure to notify the St. Croix Education//Youth Program of ‘withdrawal/drop’ status within 5 working days after the separation.
  • Suspension or dismissal from the school/institution for policy violations.
  • Providing false/misleading information.

Dropping or Withdrawing from a class or classes
  • Students must notify the St. Croix Education/Youth Program of their intent to drop or withdraw from a class, as it may put you under a different status for funding (half-time or part-time).

Withdrawal from school
 
Any student intending to withdraw from school is required to adhere to the following procedures:
  • Students must notify St. Croix Education/Youth Program of their intention to withdraw from school within 7 working days.
  • Failure to notify St. Croix Education/Youth Program may result in the student having to reimburse funding received from the JPT Program.

Academic Improvement Plans 
 
In order to remain eligible, students must submit a copy of their recent official transcripts or grade reports to the St. Croix Education/Youth Program.  At that time the student will be required to submit and updated educational plan (goals) to show how they plan to improve and maintain good academic standing.  The students are then reminded that completion of degrees must adhere to the following required:
 
  1. Under the full-time, half-time, and part-time status, the respective degrees or programs must be completed within the time frame allowed:
    • certificate-24 months
    • 36 months for nursing 
  2. If a student requires more than three years earning an certificate, the student may be financially responsible for the costs (tuition, fees and books) associated and /or incurred thereafter. 


VI. DEAN’S/PRESIDENT LIST

St. Croix Education/youth Program promotes academic success which may include providing an additional award for those achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and above.  This amount may be determined by the Financial Aid Award Committee, and may include but is not limited to personal expenses.