Sinte Gleska University Student Financial Aid

PLEASE NOTE: SGU Financial Aid Department does not participate in any student loans, Federal, State or private.

ALSO: If a student is married that student will be considered an independent student for financial aid purposes at Sinte Gleska University.

ALSO: Students enrolled full time in Remedial Classes have to be enrolled in a degree program to receive Financial Aid.




In compliance with federal requirements, Sinte Gleska University (SGU) has established the following Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.  In determining student financial aid eligibility for continued financial aid assistance either in GOOD STANDING or FINANCIAL AID WARNING, students MUST complete a minimum number of credit hours each semester, (QUANTITATIVE) with the appropriate CUMLATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE (CGPA) (QUALITATIVE).   Students that are ineligible may appeal their financial aid eligibility based upon their CGPA, completion of hours attempted (the pace of progress to your degree), or based on an unusual circumstance. 

 PACE is measured in two increments:  

1) Complete 67% of hours attempted based on enrollment status.

2) The student(s) must have a CGPA in accordance with their grade level, to continue receiving Title IV aid.  SGU will monitor SAP after the completion of each semester.  To simplify this, a student must complete the credit hours they sign up for, with the appropriate GPA so they graduate in a timely manner.  Please refer to the SGU Policies and Procedures for detailed SGU Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements.        


Sinte Gleska University has a new partner in Financial Aid for University Students:

South Dakota Bridge to Benefits is geared to match each student to all aid available through the State of South Dakota.

If you need information or assistance, please contact either Juanita Roubideaux (605-856-8134)
 or Lesley J Short Bull (605-856-8247).

Should you need to Withdraw, please click on THIS LINK for Guidelines.

The Udall Foundation offers two amazing opportunities for Native American and Alaska Native students:


Native American Congressional Internship: This ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C. is for Native American and Alaska Native students (undergraduate, graduate, law, and recent graduates) who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country. The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program. The application deadline is January 29.


Morris K. Udall Scholarship: This $5,000 is awarded to 80 undergraduate sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to Tribal Public Policy, Native Health Care, or the Environment (you must be a Native American/Alaska Native to be eligible in the first two categories). Udall Scholars also get to attend the Udall Scholar Orientation and are immediately plugged into a growing and active alumni network. The application deadline is March 2, but interested students should contact the Montana State University Udall faculty representative immediately. Please visit our website for a fill listing of Udall faculty representatives.


Please remind Tribal College Librarians members of these upcoming deadlines!  More information is available at