Pertinent CSS Policies

Students who are called into active military service

Issued By: Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students 
Approved By: President's Staff 
Effective Date: November 1990 
Revised: May 1999, April 2000, July 2002 

Students who are called into active military service will be allowed to drop (no record) all classes for which they are then registered. Further, upon receipt of the drop notice at the office of the Registrar, all tuition and fees paid for the term then in progress will be refunded and charges for future terms will be canceled. If the active service is to begin in the third or later week of the term, the student has an alternative available in addition to the no record drop described above. The student may choose to take an incomplete grade ("I") or an in-progress grade ("IP") for a course. The registrar may request a copy of the student's active duty notice prior to processing either of the options described.

Equal Access Statement

Revised: August 2012

Students with disabilities, students who sustained injury in active military service, and students with chronic medical conditions are entitled to appropriate and reasonable auxiliary aids and accommodations through The Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  It is the student's responsibility to notify the Center for Equal Access as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.  For more information or to request academic accommodations, please contact The Center for Equal Access in Tower Hall 2126, by phone at (218) 723-6747 or (218) 625-4891, or via e-mail at access@css.edu.

Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Yellow Ribbon, and Chapter 31 Certifying & Awarding Policy

Created: July 25, 2012; Revised: September 8, 2016

Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Vocational Rehabilitation, & Yellow Ribbon Awarding Policy
Created July 25, 2012
Owned by Jon Erickson, Director of Financial Aid

Pursuant to Public Law 111-377, The College of St. Scholastica is specifically designating the following funds for the sole purpose of defraying tuition and fees. Thus, these amounts are deducted from student's total reported tuition and fees. (Note: This is particularly important for students with the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and vocational rehabilitation.) The College reserves the right to add to this list as new funds are created.

• Academic Plus Program Award
• Access Awards
• Access Scholarships
• Alumni Referral Scholarships
• BA Completion Discount
• Benedictine Scholarships
• BHC Facility Discount
• BSBA Discount
• Catholic Educators Discount
• Catholic Referral Scholarships
• Circle of Excellence
• Clinical Agency Discount
• Continuing Student Awards
• Cooperative Site Discount
• CSS Alumni Discount
• CSS College Readiness Scholarship
• CSS Credit Overload Discount
• CSS Inclusion & Diversity Scholarship
• CSSYES Scholarship
• CLEAN Recovery Award
• Dean Referral Scholarship
• First Class Scholarship
• Free Class Discount
• FYDP Scholarships
• Ge-naadamaagoyan - Native American Scholarship
• General Education Discount
• Horatio Alger Scholarship Match
• Legacy Award
• Meaningful Work Award 10% Discount
• Meaningful Work Award 15% Discount
• Multiple Family Member Discount
• PTK Benedictine Scholarships
• Sr. Mary Rochefort Community Scholarship
• Sr. Tim Kirby Social Justice Scholarship
• St. Scholastica Grant
• Study Buddy Discount
• Summit Scholarships
• TAG Discount
• Tower Award
• Transfer Achievement Grants
• Transfer Nursing Awards
• Trio Scholarship
• Tuition Exchange Scholarship
• Tuition Remission
• We Believe in Saints Scholarship


Per our Yellow Ribbon Program Agreement with the VA, Yellow Ribbon Awards will be granted to a maximum of 125 undergraduate students and 20 graduate students on a first come-first serve basis. (Note: We have never turned away eligible students. That is, we have never reached this maximum.) The yearly max CSS contribution is $9,000 for undergraduates and $5,000 for graduates. (Very rarely do students reach this maximum.) We do not have a separate application process for a Yellow Ribbon Award. A submitted certificate of eligibility listing 100% eligibility for Post 9-11 GI Bill® is sufficient, and the Yellow Ribbon Award will be listed on your student bill and Financial Award Letter. Financial Aid may request updated Certificates of Eligibility throughout your time at CSS to verify the months remaining on your award. Not sure what the Yellow Ribbon covers? Check out this website - http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/yellow_ribbon.asp.

Questions about any policies can be directed to Jessica Johnston at jjohnsto@css.edu or VAbenefits@css.edu.