State Aid to Native Americans

Are you an enrolled member of a New York State tribe or the child of an enrolled member of a New York State tribe?  You may be eligible for an award through the Aid to Native Americans Program.

Who Is Eligible?

Enrolled members of a New York State tribe and their children who are attending, or planning to attend, a college in New York State and are New York State residents.

Awards are made to all eligible applicants. There is no qualifying examination. Awards are available for 2, 4 or 5-year programs.

What Awards Are Available?

Awards for full-time students are up to $2,000 annually, $1,000 per semester. Part-time awards are approximately $85 per credit hour.

When Should You Apply?

Postmarked by July 15 for the fall semester; December 31 for the spring semester; and by May 20 for summer session. There are no fees for application. Students must apply for each semester (not annually).

How Do You Find Out More Information?

Specific eligibility criteria and information can be found by writing to:

Native American Education Unit
NYS Education Department
Room 374 EBA
Albany, New York 12234
(518) 474-0537

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
99 Washington Avenue
· Albany, New York 12255 · (888) NYS-HESC