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                                                                                                     87-500
                                                                                     BOT 05-27-10, 06-20-18

                              STUDENT GAS VOUCHER PROGRAM (POLICY)

The Oglala Lakota College Gas Voucher program is a privilege extended to students by the College and is 
to be treated as such.

1.   Eligibility
     a.   Students who could have a course scheduled in their home college, but must travel to 
          another college center to take the class due to course schedule conflict or lack of space. 
     b.   Students who are not fully packaged for financial aid. 

2.   Ineligibility
     a.   Students who receive a stipend from a grant that Oglala Lakota College receives.
     b.   Students who are fully packaged. 
     c.   Students who are interns at Piya Wiconi or who work for Oglala Lakota College. 
     d.   Students who have graduated with an AA, BS, MA are not eligible to receive assistance for 
          additional lower or equivalent degree or certificate at a later date. 

3.   Procedure
     a.   A student completes a form requesting gas voucher assistance. 
     b.   The College Center staff contacts the Financial Aid Office to establish that the student is not 
          fully packaged for financial aid. 

4.   Guidelines
     a.   The gas voucher is issued from the studentís home center and the amount is determined 
          based on the current gas voucher chart. 
     b.   Students must drive their own vehicles.
     c.   If a student is riding with another student or in someone elseís vehicle, they are not eligible 
          to receive a voucher. 
     d.   Gas vouchers are based on travel from a studentís home center to the center where he or 
          she is attending class. 
     e.   If a student, for example, has three classes at three different centers in any given day, they 
          will be given a gas voucher from their home center to the center which is the longest 
          distance from their home center. 
     f.   Students must turn in the signed voucher before requesting another voucher. 
     g.   Students must request their voucher prior to their class, NOT after the class or the following 
          day(s) or week. 
     h.   Students may receive no more than three vouchers per week. 
     i.	  Mileage for students driving from the Rapid City College Center is determined from the 
          reservation line to the college center where they will have their class. 
     j.   Mileage for students driving from district college centers to the Rapid City College Center is 
          determined from their home center to the reservation line. 
5.   Fraudulent Uses 
     Any student who obtains a gas voucher under any of the following circumstances will barred    
     from the gas voucher program: 
     a.	  If a student is given a gas voucher and then fails to attend the scheduled class;
     b.	  If a student is given a gas voucher for his/her own but uses it for someone else; or 
     c.	  If a student forges an instructorís name.

6.   OST Transit System 
Students are encouraged to use the OST Transit System as a way to attend class at different 
centers. The procedure for using the Transit System is the same as listed above for the gas 
voucher system. 

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