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Each year North Greenville University awards over thirty million dollars in financial aid.  Over ninety percent of our students receive some type of financial aid. We are committed to providing the most current information possible on our website. Please take time to review the pages in this section of our website for more information concerning grants, scholarships, loans, and much more.

Please feel free to call our office at (864) 977-7056 with any questions.

 

General Information on Financial Aid Programs at NGU

 

Student Eligibility and Method of Distribution of Student Aid

At North Greenville University, student aid is generally awarded on the basis of financial need. Simply defined, financial need is the difference between the student's cost of education (tuition, fees, room-board, and books) and the amount the student and family are expected to contribute toward meeting those costs. In order to determine eligibility for financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required. Financial aid forms are available at the university financial aid offices and high school counseling offices.

The Executive Council of North Greenville University passed the following policy:

  • Institutional aid plus all outside grants and scholarships (except for student loans) may not exceed actual school charges for tuition, room, board, fees and books.
  • The costs for university trips are the responsibility of the student.
  • Rent for university apartments, car registration fees, fines and supplies are not included.
  • The Financial Planning Office shall adjust a student's financial aid as needed to implement this policy.
  • Students who receive sufficient grants and scholarships that cover the cost of education will not receive a refund unless all of the grants and scholarships are non-institutional funds, and approved by the granting agencies.
  • For clarification, contact the Financial Aid Office.

 

GENERAL DISCLOSURES:

 
  • A student must file a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to receive any federal aid.
  • Federal workstudy will be paid once a month.  All other federal aid shall be disbursed once a semester. 
  • Students with a credit balance may use the credit to purchase books immediately. 

Contact Us

 

Email Address: finaid@ngu.edu

Phone Number: 864-977-7056 or 1-800-468-6642

Fax Number: (864) 977-7342

FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE: 003441


HOW TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

 

NEW STUDENTS & TRANSFER STUDENTS

You must be accepted by the Office of Admissions and complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the upcoming school year. 

  • The NGU Financial Aid Office will receive your FAFSA electronically within 48 hours.
  • Approximately 1/3 of all FAFSA's are selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education. This means the University must "verify" the FAFSA was completed correctly. We will notify you by email (email address submitted to FAFSA) if you are selected.
  • New Students: Once your financial aid package is complete, you will receive a financial aid award letter in the mail.  Please register for your MyFinAid account at http://myfinaid.ngu.edu
  • Current Students: Once your financial aid package is complete, you will receive a financial aid award letter in your email.  Please register for your MyFinAid account at http://myfinaid.ngu.edu

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING FOR FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID

 

To complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you should complete the following steps:

Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov and complete the FAFSA.  Please enter NGU's school code 003441.  Please select "LINK TO IRS" when submitting the tax information for both the student and parents.  This will automatically enter the tax information from the IRS.

For SC Residents- In order to receive the S.C. Tuition Grant, your FAFSA must be received by the U.S. Department of Education no later than June 30th this year.

 

MYFINAID PORTAL

 

Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, North Greenville University students will be required to "accept" or "decline" their financial aid award package. Students will use MyFinAid Portal to view their financial aid information and interact with the NGU Financial Aid Office. Students will also have the ability to change loan amounts through this portal and view/obtain missing documents.

 PLEASE FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW TO SETUP YOUR ACCOUNT AND BEGIN THIS SIMPLE PROCESS:

  • Please visit: https://myfinaid.ngu.edu
  • Click "First Time User" link (which is underneath the login box)
  • Activate your account
  • If you are an international student, you must contact our office for special login instructions
  • Once account is activated, go back to the home screen and login
  • Click "Accept Awards" and accept/decline your financial aid and submit
  • If you are awarded loans, you can change the amount of loans and submit your request

The NGU Financial Aid Office will be notified of your response electronically. Please submit any missing documents that are needed to complete your file. If you have any questions or you experience technical issues, please contact the NGU Financial Office at (864) 977-7056 or finaid@ngu.edu

Institutional Scholarships with Deadlines

  • ACT II Scholarship - Deadline for 2020-21: March 27, 2020
    Act II is a drama ministry troupe sponsored by the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) and the NGU Theatre Department. They travel and work with approx. 30 churches, schools, and other organizations each semester. The team's focus is to present creative worship and/or creative programming through drama. Act II offers a partial tuition scholarship to selected students to minister on the team. If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Amy Dunlap.
  • Activities Staff Scholarships - Deadline for 2020-21: March 20, 2020
    Scholarships available for rising sophomores, juniors, & seniors at NGU. Students must be in good academic standing and be active in church. Students must have a desire to serve the campus and the student body.  Activities Staff are expected to be good moral, academic, and religious examples. Applications are available upon request in the Student Activities Office. If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Brittany Hendrix.
  • Art Department Scholarships - Deadline for 2020-21: March 1, 2020
    Scholarship money is available and consideration for designation is contingent upon the submission of a current portfolio. Please click on the link for more information.  If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Zac Buser.
  • Christian Ministry Scholarship - Deadline for 2020-21: January 15, 2020
    This scholarship designed for students preparing for full time Christian ministry. Applications must be completed online. Please click on the link above to apply. If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Dr. Steve Crouse.
  • College of Communication Scholarship - Deadline for 2020-21: March 1, 2020
    The College of Communication will award academic/management scholarships and endowed scholarships to deserving Communication and Mass Communication students. Please click on the link to view requirements. All materials should be submitted to Dr. Web Drake.
  • Education ScholarshipDeadline for 2020-21: March 1, 2020
    This scholarship is designed for students who are Education majors. The award will range between $500 to $1,000 per year. Please click on the link to obtain an application. Please return all completed applications & requested materials to the NGU Admissions Office. If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Andy Ray.
  • First Year Experience Mentor Scholarship - Deadline for 2020-21: March 13, 2020
    Students who have already completed at least one full-time semester of coursework at NGU and who have already completed NGU's FYE course are eligible to apply for this scholarship. If you are interested in applying to become a mentor. If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Sara Black.
  • Hagin Family Fund  - Deadline for 2020-21: March 2, 2020 Students chosen will be a rising NGU junior or higher in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and showing a financial need greater than $1,000 after other awards are met.  The student will submit an application letter describing his/her first two years at NGU and how their degree and participation impacted their life.
  • Hendrick's Scholarship - Deadline for 2020-21: March 30, 2020
    Scholarship given to students from Hillcrest & Woodmont High Schools. Scholarship amounts vary. Please submit application to the NGU Admissions Office. 
  • Impact 360 Fellow
    North Greenville University will award a minimum of a 50% tuition discount to new students who have successfully completed the Impact 360 Fellows program and enroll as a full-time residential student.  In addition to this, students may also receive an academic scholarship based on their high school class rank, GPA, SAT or ACT scores.  
  • Joyful Sound Scholarship - Deadline for 2020-21: January 31, 2020
    Joyful Sound is an ensemble of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM). There are two vocal teams, each with an audio technician. There is a five-piece band that rotates among the teams as they travel. Members receive substantial scholarships. Teams are selected through an application process that includes an interview and audition. Please click on the link to apply online. If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Jody Jennings.  
  • Martin Timothy Brashier Scholars - Deadline for 2020-21: TBA
    The Martin Timothy Brashier Scholars program was created to provide scholarships to residents of the upstate of South Carolina or previous graduates of North Greenville University who are pursuing degree programs outlined below through the Tim Brashier Campus at Greer. The scholarship will be awarded at the rate of one credit hour per course for the first 12 hours of enrollment. For example, a new MBA student enrolled for 6 hours in the fall and 6 hours in the spring, a total of 12 hours at $450 per hour, will receive $1800 in scholarship assistance. 
  • Music Scholarships - Audition Dates for 2020-21: February 1, 2020 & February 15, 2020
    Music scholarships are based on audition.  Please click on the link to obtain a music scholarship application. If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Liz Boehm
  • NGU Alumni ScholarshipDeadline for 2020-21: March 1, 2020
    Children and grandchildren of NGU alumni must submit an application to the Alumni Office.  If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Lamont Sullivan.
  • NGU Campus Band - Deadline for 2020: January 31, 2020
    The NGU Campus Band is a ministry of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) and the Campus Ministries department. This band leads worship in chapel weekly and represents the Lord and NGU at student, church, and other ministry events off campus. The band includes, vocalists, acoustic and electric guitars, keyboard, drums, bass, and an audio technician.  Members receive substantial scholarships.  The team is selected through an application process that includes an interview and audition.  Please click on the link to apply online. If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Jody Jennings.
  • Resident Assistant Scholarships - Deadline for 2020-21: March 26, 2020
    Scholarships available for rising sophomores, juniors, & seniors at NGU. Students must be in good academic standing and be active in church.  Students must have a desire to serve the campus and the student body. Resident Assistants will serve in residence halls through the semester and are expected to be good moral, academic, and religious examples.  Please submit the application to the NGU Student Life Office, Attention: Dillon Key (males) or Lorry Green (females).
  • Sport Ministry Scholarship - Deadline for 2020-21: March 1, 2020
    This scholarship is designed for students who will be pursuing a Sport Ministry degree at North Greenville University with plans to continue in a career in Sport Ministry after college. If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Dr. Jeff Briggs.
    • Theatre Scholarships  - Deadline for 2020-21: March 27, 2020
      Students showing outstanding ability in acting, directing, or technical theatre. Interested students should click on the link to obtain an application for scholarships.  Also, please download the Theatre Guidelines.  If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Amy Dunlap.
       
    • The Bryant and Roseanne Fersner Scholarship - Deadline for 2020-21: March 21, 2020 The Bryant and Roseanne Fersner Ministry Scholarship was established in May 2018 to honor the Fersners’ effective and exemplary ministry in Lancaster County, South Carolina. The fund provides financial assistance to students studying to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in the local church and around the world. Students must be enrolled full-time at NGU, majoring in Christian Studies, Youth Ministry or Cross Cultural Missions. The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA. If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Dr. Frankie Melton.

     


    Other Scholarships

    • Acteen / Challenger's (previously: Baptist Young Men) Scholarship - Acteens with Queen Regent Award and Challengers with Missions Service Award will receive $500 per semester. The student's Acteen/Challenger leader at their church must obtain a letter verifying the student has completed the program from the State Acteen/Challenger Director-Cliff Satterwhite at 1-800-723-7242 and submit it to the NGU Financial Aid Office.
    • Awana Scholarship - $500 scholarship to students who earn the Meritorious Trophy or the Citation Award.  The scholarship will be renewable each year as long as the student maintains a 2.5 GPA. Must provide a letter to NGU Financial Aid Office from the National Awana Director stating you have completed the program.  Current Contact: Brannon Marshall (Phone: 630-540-4511) or click on his name to email him. 
    • Boys/Girls State Scholarship - $1000 scholarship a year to students who have participated in the Boys/Girls State Program.  Must provide a copy of the certificate to the NGU Financial Aid Office. 
    • Campus Minister Intern Scholarship - Nine returning students will be selected to serve as interns in the campus ministry office. Interns are selected through an application and interview process. Interested students should contact the Campus Ministry Office. 
    • Church Related Vocation Scholarship - This $1,500 scholarship is offered to full-time students pursuing any major at NGU who desire to use their education in a church related vocation. The scholarship is awarded to new incoming students beginning with Fall 2019 and is automatically renewed. Please see the link above for the required scholarship application and the church leader recommendation form
    • Family Scholarship - When two or more siblings are enrolled full-time in the same semester, each student receives $500 per year. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if this scholarship is not automatically awarded. 
    • International Student Scholarship - $3000 (Residents) and $1500 (Commuters). The student must maintain a 2.0 GPA and possess a F1 Visa. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you do not automatically receive this scholarship.
    • Jessica Sachs Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship will be given in memory of Miss Jessica Sachs to any student who is a member of any Baptist church affiliated with the New England Baptist Convention. Please click on the link to obtain more information.
    • Marching Band and Pep Band Scholarships - Students who have marching band or color guard experience may participate. Please click on the link to obtain more information. Interested students should contact the Band Director, Phil McIntyre.
    • Out of State Residential Grant - Students who are not residents of South Carolina and live on campus may be eligible to receive a grant up to $2000. Students who receive the Employee Tuition Discount Scholarship, Employee Tuition Exchange, Missionary Children Scholarship, Jessica Sachs Memorial Scholarship, or International Scholarships are not eligible. Athletic Scholarship recipients are not eligible. Please contact the NGU Financial Aid Office if this scholarship is not automatically awarded.
    • Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) - North Greenville University students who participate in ROTC through Furman University may receive scholarships to cover tuition and books. Please call 864-294-3402 if you are interested in signing up for the program.
    • South Carolina Baptist Scholarship - Active members of churches affiliated with the South Carolina Southern Baptist Convention will receive $500. Available only to freshmen. 
    • Southern Baptist Employee's Children Scholarship - This $1,500 scholarship is offered to dependent students who are children of full-time employees of a Southern Baptist church, institution or agency. The scholarship is awarded to new incoming students beginning with Fall 2019 and is automatically renewed. Please see the link above for the required scholarship form.  
    • Southern Baptist Missionary Children Scholarship - NGU provides a scholarship to  dependent children of full-time missionaries with the North American Mission Board & the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Please click on the link to obtain more information. 
    • Student Work Program - Students may earn up to $1000 per year for employment on campus. Please review the work study tab on this page for more information.
    • Tuition Exchange Programs - For children of employees of other Southern Baptist Institutions, CCCU, & Tuition Exchange, Inc. Must apply with the Academic Office (Missy Conard). Please see link for policy information.   
    • T. Walter Brashier & Family Scholarship Fund - This $1,000 scholarship is offered to students who have a parent that is a pastor or missionary serving full-time or bi-vocationally at an Evangelical church or organization. The scholarship is awarded to new incoming students beginning with Fall 2019 and is automatically renewed. A recipient of this scholarship will not be considered for the Southern Baptist Employee’s Children Scholarship or the Southern Baptist Missionary Children Scholarship. Preference is given to students from the Upstate of South Carolina. Please see the link above for the required scholarship form.

    NGU Endowed Scholarships

    Recipients of NGU endowed scholarships will be selected through the University's normal scholarship awarding process, coordinated by the NGU Office of Financial Aid. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@ngu.edu.

    • Dick Brooks Honda Greer Community Scholarship - This $1,600 annual scholarship is given in support of students from Greer, SC in pursuing a traditional undergraduate or graduate degree at NGU. In the unexpected circumstance that a student from Greer is not available to receive the scholarship, second preference is given for students from communities contiguous to Greer. The student must demonstrate financial need through the submission of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), maintain full-time enrollment, and a cumulative NGU GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

    *Academic Scholarships effective Fall 2020- Spring 2021

     

    Award

    Criteria

    Amount
    Resident

    Amount
    Commuter

    NGU Fellows Scholarship (SC Residents Only, New first-time students in Fall)

    • Qualify for Palmetto Fellows
    • Apply by Jan 15, 2020 and attend NGU Scholars Weekend, Feb 21-22, 2020
    • Maintain: 3.0 GPA 

    Full Tuition, Room and Board**

     

    Full Tuition**

     

    Trustee Scholarship (New first-time students entering in Fall)

    • 3.8 GPA and 1300 SAT or 29 ACT
    • Apply by Jan 15, 2020 and attend NGU Scholars Weekend, Feb 21-22, 2020
    • Maintain 3.0 GPA

     $17,000

     $8,500

    Founder's Scholarship

    • 3.5 GPA and 1150 SAT or 25 ACT OR 4.0 GPA and top 15% of the class
    • Maintain 3.0 GPA

    $10,000

    $7,000

    President's Scholarship

    • 3.5 GPA and 1100 SAT or 24 ACT OR 3.5 GPA and top 30% of the class
    • Maintain 3.0 GPA

    $8,000

    $6,000

    Dean's Scholarship

    • 3.0 GPA
    • Maintain 2.75 GPA

    $6,000

    $4,000

     

    *The academic scholarship amounts found on this page are for new first-time students entering in the Fall of 2020 or Spring of 2021 only.   

    **Comprised of Federal, State, and Institutional Aid. The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship and SC Tuition Grant will be applied to the cost of tuition. The NGU Fellows Scholarship will be awarded for the remaining cost of tuition and room and board if applicable. 

     

    NGU Transfer Scholarships: Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

     

    A student must have 24 hours (not necessarily transferable hours) in order to receive the amounts listed. If they do not have the required hours, we will request their high school transcript and each awards package will be given on a case by case basis – with consideration to both high school and college transcripts.  

    GPA

    Amount Resident

    Amount Commuter

    2.75 - 3.19

    $6,000

    $4,000

    3.2 - 3.49

    $7,000

    $5,000

    3.5 - 3.79

    $9,000

    $6,000

    3.8 - 4.0

    $10,000

    $7,000

     

    *The academic scholarship amounts found on this page are for new first-time transferring students entering in the Fall of 2020 or Spring of 2021 only.   

    Please remember you are not limited to only applying for these scholarships.  We recommend personal research as well. Please use your own discretion when applying for private scholarships. Also, private scholarship searches may give your information to third parties so be aware of your consent of information.

     

    Private Scholarships, Searches, & Planning

     

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    • Pell Grant - The Federal Pell Grant Program is one source of grant aid sponsored by the federal government. The amount of an eligible student's grant is determined by financial need, cost of education, enrollment status (half, three-quarter, or full time), and congressional appropriation. To be considered, the student must complete the (FAFSA). Under Public Law 115-141, Pell-eligible students whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer may be eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant for the award year for which the determination of eligibility is made (for more information, please contact the financial aid office at finaid@ngu.edu).
    • South Carolina Tuition Grant (SCTG) - Students who are SC residents and are in the top 75% of their graduating class may qualify. (FAFSA) must be completed and received before the deadline of June 30 each year. To retain the South Carolina Tuition Grant you must pass 24 semester hours each year. Students may only receive the SCTG for 8 semesters. Developmental courses only count during the first year in college. For 2013-14: Scholarship amount was $2900. Some higher income families may not receive full SCTG.
    • Life Scholarship (Legislative Incentives for Future Excellence)- SC Residents who graduate from a SC High School must meet 2 out of 3 criteria to qualify -- 3.0 GPA, 1100 SAT score or 24 ACT score, or top 30% of their senior class. To retain the LIFE Scholarship in subsequent years, a student must pass at least 30 credit hours and maintain a 3.0 GPA on a cumulative basis. Scholarship amount is $5000. Development hours do not count towards hour requirement.
    • Hope Scholarship: The Hope Scholarship changes to the Life Scholarship for the sophomore year with at least 30 credit hours and a 3.0 GPA. The Hope Scholarship is for freshmen year only. Scholarship amount is $2800.
    • Palmetto Fellows: Students must apply in the senior year of high school with their guidance counselor. Students must complete a FAFSA. To retain the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, a student must pass 30 college credit hours each year with a 3.0 GPA on a cumulative basis. Scholarship amount for Freshman- $6700, Upperclassmen- $7500.
    • Enhanced Palmetto Fellows & Life Scholarships*: Upperclassmen (Soph, Juniors, and Seniors) Biology and Math majors may be eligible for an enhanced scholarship amount.The student must pass 14 hours of math and/or science courses during their freshman year to qualify and maintain the academic qualifications for Palmetto Fellows or Life Scholarships. The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship increases to $10,000 and the Life Scholarship increases to $7500. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if this enhancement is not automatically awarded. *Health Science major was approved for enhancement beginning with freshman class of fall 2016.
    • Federal Teach Grant- Amounts may vary for education majors-please call the Financial Aid Office to discuss the amount.  Please click on link for more information.

    *Before you begin any of the following processes, our office recommends you print this page*

     

    Federal Direct Loans:

     

    If a Federal Direct Loan is included in your financial aid package. Complete the following instructions to confirm/decline the loan.

    To Accept, or Change the Direct Loan Amount:

    Step 1 - Visit https://studentloans.gov/ and SIGN IN using the student’s information.

    Step 2 - “Complete Counseling”

    Select “Start Entrance Counseling”

    Step 3 - “Complete a Master Promissory Note”

    Select “Complete Subsidized/Unsubsidized Master Promissory Note”

    Step 4 - Go to the MyFinAid Portal for your account. Choose “Accept” for the loan. You may also reduce the amount of the loan.  
     

    Maximum Yearly Loan Amounts: (Dependent)


     

    Dependent

    Independent

    Freshmen

    (0-29 credit hours)

    $5,500

    $9,500

    Sophomore

    (30-59 credit hours)

    $6,500

    $10,500

    Junior

    (60-89 credit hours)

    $7,500

    $12,500

    Senior

    (90+ credit hours)

    $7,500

    $12,500

     

    Dependent Students: If a Parent PLUS loan is denied, freshmen and sophomores may borrow an additional $4000 unsubsidized Direct Loan and juniors and seniors $5000. Parent PLUS Instructions may be found on our website at: Student Loans

    If your grade level changes at the end of the semester, you may be able to increase your loan amount.  

    To Remove the Federal Direct Loan Amount:
    Go to the MyFinAid Portal for your account. Choose “Decline” for the loan.

    You will not be contacted by our office regarding this information. The loan will not appear on your billing statement until you contact the office.

    Dependent Students: If a Parent PLUS is denied, freshmen and sophomores may borrow an additional $4000 unsubsidized Direct Loan and juniors and seniors $5000. Parent PLUS Instructions can be found on this page under loans.If your grade level changes at the end of a semester, you may be eligible to increase your loan amount. Please contact our office to make any changes.

    To Remove the Stafford Loan Amount:

    Please contact the NGU Financial Aid Office at 864-977-7056, 864-663-0276, or email us at finaid@ngu.edu.


    Direct Loans (Parents Loans):

     

    Step 1: Student should file the FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov)

    Step 2: Parent should visit https://studentloans.gov/ & SIGN-IN using the parent's information.

    • Select "Apply for a PLUS Loan"

    • Select "Complete PLUS Request for Parents" and complete the four steps. A credit check will be completed during this process.

    If the credit check is "denied"

    Please continue to Step 3 listed below*If a Parent PLUS is denied, freshmen and sophomores may borrow an additional $4000 unsubsidized Direct Loan and junior and seniors $5000.

    If the credit check is "accepted"

    *If you are a previous Direct PLUS Borrower, skip to step 3 below

    • Select "Complete a Master Promissory Note"

    • Select "Complete a PLUS MPN for Parents"

    Step 3: "Complete a Master Promissory Note"

    • Select Loan Type: "Subsidized/Unsubsidized" for the Stafford Loan

    Step 4: You will be awarded the amount you request at https://studentloans.gov/ for the Plus.

    Questions Regarding the MPN should be directed to the Department of Education Customer Service Center

    Phone: 1-800-557-7394


    Private (Alternative) Loans:

     

    North Greenville University does not have a preferred lender list. Listed below are lender websites (in alpha order) from which you may choose.  These are lenders our students have borrowed from the past three years. You may review the information and apply for an alternative loan for the upcoming school year. There may be others on the Internet that you can find through your own research. Tip: Review their information and benefits before choosing the one that best meets your individual needs.

    Click on the link below:

      We are currently reworking our workstudy program to better serve our students. Please check back June 1 for updated information.

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