GED Assistance

The Department of Education provides assistance to adult Pokagon citizens wishing to earn their GED. During the current academic year 2020-2021 assistance will be covered under the Special Request program, this pays for GED testing for Pokagon Band citizens at any testing facility in the United States.  Unfortunately, due to our difficult financial situation tutoring and award stipend for passed tests will no longer be available.

The GED tests are now computer-based.  We offer an online program to assist our citizens prepare for the GED tests. Our program is accessible anywhere internet is available.

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  • Any Pokagon Band adult citizen
  • Over 18 years old

Please complete a Special Request form, Educational Release, GED application/Test payment request, and return to: or please call Kristie Bussler at 269-462-4222.

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Department of Education
P.O. Box 180
58623 Sink Rd.
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Kristie Bussler
If you are a Pokagon citizen under the age of 18, wishing to earn your GED or High School diploma.