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Paying for College

Resources that will help you pay for college

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

This form is used to determine the amount of money a family is expected to contribute to the price of attending a postsecondary institution. The results of the FAFSA are used in determining student grants, work study, and loan amounts. The FAFSA application is critical because it is used for Federal Pell Grants as well as state grants and other financial aid offered by colleges and universities. It is often required that you complete the FAFSA even if you are eligible for a tribal scholarship.  http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

National Indian Education Association’s Scholarship Listing

NIEA wants to make sure that every Native student knows about other funding opportunities to help them succeed in their academic career. Below is a listing of other organizations who offer scholarships and internships.  http://www.niea.org/Scholarships/Scholarship-Listing.aspx

American Indian College Fund Handbooks

The handbooks take students step-by-step through the process of deciding to go to college and, once enrolled, help them learn about financial aid and money management. For Native American students, the series uniquely promotes success in college by featuring stories of personal struggle and showing how educational and cultural success is intertwined. http://www.collegefund.org/students_and_alumni/content/handbooks_and_guides

American Indian College Fund Scholarships

The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian students and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values. The American Indian College Fund also provides scholarships to students attending non-tribal colleges and graduate students attending all colleges. http://www.collegefund.org/students_and_alumni/content/scholarships