Connections Spotlight — UArizona to provide tuition-free education for Native American undergraduates in Arizona

| June 28, 2022

Graduates listen to speakers at the convocation ceremony for Native American Student Affairs on May 6. Courtesy photo by Chris Richards/University of Arizona

By Kyle Mittan, University of Arizona

Undergraduate students from the state’s 22 federally recognized Native American tribes will no longer have to  pay tuition and mandatory fees at the University of Arizona main campus in Tucson.

Beginning in the fall, new and continuing full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates will be eligible for the Arizona Native Scholars Grant, the first program of its kind in Arizona. The program, funded through a reallocation of financial aid dollars, will be administered by UArizona Enrollment Management.

“Serving Arizona’s Native American tribes and tribal students is a crucial part of the University of Arizona’s land-grant mission, and the Arizona Native Scholars Grant program is another important step among many to do that,” said University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins. “I am so proud that that this university has found a way to help hundreds of students more easily access and complete a college education, and I look forward to finding ways to take these efforts even further.”

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