Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver and Tribal Scholarships


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The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver (MITW) is a form of financial aid available to Native American students who meet the following criteria:

  • You must qualify for admission at one of Michigan’s public colleges or universities AND

  • You must be ¼ or more Native American blood quantum as certified by your Tribal Enrollment Department AND

  • You must be an enrolled citizen of a U.S. Federally Recognized Tribe as certified by your Tribal Enrollment Department AND

  • You must be a legal resident of the state of Michigan for no less than 12 consecutive months.

If you meet these criteria, please complete this application.  You will then take the completed application, along with the other required materials, to YOUR tribe’s Enrollment Department.

The MITW covers the cost of a student’s tuition at an applicable college.  Students will only need to complete this application once and it will follow them should they transfer colleges.


Tribal scholarships may be available to students who are tribal members or first descendants.  For more information on available scholarships, students should contact their tribe’s Higher Education department.

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