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Si Tanka University assures students of financial aid

Students at Si Tanka University are not in danger of losing federal financial aid, officials in South Dakota said.

About 20 students complained that their checks bounced. But the school and the Education Assistance Corp., which oversees federal loans in the state, say the checks are all being honored.

Si Tanka, a charter of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is undergoing financial problems due to the assumption of the former Huron University off the reservation. The school lost Bureau of Indian Affairs funding because Native student enrollment dropped below 50 percent when the tribe acquired Huron.

Without federal funds, tribal and Si Tanka officials say the school will close by the end of the semester. Officials are in Washington, D.C., this week to ensure that doesn't happen.

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Bounced Si Tanka checks no crime (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 3/9)

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