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EDUCATION PROGRAMS

(Continued Education)

Welcome to Education Programs!

Are you a NEW student, continuing education, need a reimbursement or looking for a certificate program?

You’re in the right place!

We have a variety of programs to assist you in your educational journey.

If you have questions, please reach out to us!

Contact: info-education@cowcreek-nsn.gov

To start any Education Benefit Program application, select the program below.



Higher Education 

The Purpose of this program is to provide funding to Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians Tribal members pursuing one of the following (from an accredited College or University):

  • Vocational Degree or Certificate
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

All educational institutions are subject to review and approval by the Education Programs Manager prior to providing funding for Tribal member participation.


**This program falls under the Indian General Welfare Act and is NOT a taxable benefit. You will NOT need to report this on your federal or state income taxes.


The award amount is based on financial need identified in the financial aid award letter/student aid report from the college or University. A recipient who has utilized the Higher Education Program funding to obtain a Vocational degree or certificate, Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree is not eligible to reapply for funding for a second degree of the same level.

ALL higher education students MUST submit a new student application

at the beginning of every academic year.

(Please note, our academic year runs from Fall to Summer.)


Higher Education  - Grade & Schedule Uploader

To upload your grades and schedules in PDF format, click the Grades & Schedules button below.

Please note, Continuing Education Students MUST submit their grades at the end of each term/semester to continue to receive funding.

Please do not submit until you have both your grades and schedule.

Book Reimbursement

The Purpose of this program is to provide partial reimbursement of books to Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians Tribal members pursuing a Vocational Degree or Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, or Graduate Degree from an accredited college or University. Books must be required by instructional institution for currently enrolled courses. All educational institutions are subject to review and approval by the Education Programs Manager prior to providing funding for Tribal member participation.

When providing your receipts, please upload as a clear and readable PDF document. The receipt must show: date of purchase, proof of payment (Visa #), and students name.

To submit a Book Reimbursement click the button below:

Higher Education Due Dates - Downloadable PDF

Lifetime Learning

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians Education Division administers a Lifetime Learning Program that provides funding to Cow Creek Tribal members that would like to take classes to enhance their lives. This benefit is for tribal members 18 years and older. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • art
  • music
  • photography
  • dance
  • physical conditioning
  • information technology
  • cooking
  • and cultural classes
  • other life enhancing opportunities.
Certification & License Program

This program is intended to assist Tribal members pursuing an occupational certificate, short-term training, and/or updated licensure. Certificates and short-term trainings are non-degree, non-credited, and

non-transferable awards or coursework for completing and educational program of

study. A high school diploma or GED is not necessary for this program. 

All educational facilities are subject to review and approval by the Education Program Manager prior to providing funding for Tribal member participation. Programs generally funded from this program testing fees, CDL, beauty (nails/hair/esthetician/tattoo), linemen, EMT, real estate, and notary.

Award amount is based on the request and budget of the program.  The maximum lifetime funding a Tribal member may receive is $7500.

College Computer

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians Education Division administers a College Computer Program that provides up to $500 towards the purchase of a computer, laptop to Cow Creek Tribal members pursuing a Certification, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Graduate Degree on a full-time basis from a regionally accredited Title IV institution.


All educational institutions are subject to review and approval by the Education Director prior to approval for the program. Eligible applicants must still have at least 3 terms or 2 semesters remaining prior to completing their degree.


This program falls under the Indian General Welfare Act and is NOT a taxable benefit. You will NOT need to report this on your federal or state income taxes.

Adult Education

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians Education Division administers an Adult Education Program that provides funding to Cow Creek Tribal members that would like to take any of the following:

  • Driver Education Course
  • High School Completion Courses
  • GED Preparation Classes
  • Assistance with GED Testing Fees

YOUTH EDUCATION PROGRAM

(Preschool - High School)

Youth Education Program

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians Education Division administers a Youth Education Program that provides funding to Cow Creek Tribal members that incur parental costs associated with their child's education endeavors or activities.

Expenses generally funded by this program are school fees, sports fees, educational activities, education summer camps, driver education, workshops, and field trips.* Funding is based on individual requests and the budget of the program.

The funding program limits are as follows:

  • $775/Calendar Year (Jan - December)
  • Reimbursement will be for school or educational related items subject to prior review and final approval by the Education Program Manager.

*Please note, this program no longer offers school clothes as an eligible expense.


The following documents must be submitted to receive reimbursement for parental costs:

  • Completed Youth Education Program application.
  • Official proof of payment for reimbursement for approved expenditures (contact for approval questions).


Deadline

  • Documentation must be submitted by December 20.


If you have questions regarding Youth Education Programs, please contact us at info-education@cowcreek-nsn.gov


To start the Youth Education Program application, click the link below.



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2371 NE Stephens Street Suite #100

Roseburg, OR 97470

Email: info-education@cowcreek-nsn.gov

Phone: 541.677.5575

Fax: 541.677.5574

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