Aid to Native Americans

The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs offers need-based grants to students who are enrolled tribal members of an American Indian, Eskimo or Aleut tribe, band, or group recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. An application is necessary for each year of study and must be accompanied by an official needs analysis from the Financial Aid Office after submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

First-time applicants also must submit tribal enrollment certification from the bureau, agency, or tribe proving affiliation or membership. For further information, contact the Bureau of Indian Education at (202) 208-6123.

New York State also offers grants to Native Americans who are members of one of the Native American tribes located on reservations within New York State. Applications and program details may be obtained from the Native American Indian Education Unit, Room 1075 EBA, 89 Washington Ave., Albany, New York 12234.