Access to quality local education is a critical issue for many indigenous communities. The
University of Minnesota college system has recently enacted a tuition assistance program that
will allow indigenous students from Minnesota to access higher education for minimal to no
cost, a move that will hopefully empower more young Native students to attend and finish
college. The University would not have made these sweeping changes in their tuition assistance
program without many years of advocacy from Native leaders and allies throughout Minnesota.
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The University of Minnesota has announced a substantial expansion of Native American student tuition support, placing its free and reduced tuition program for Native American students among the most comprehensive in the nation. Beginning in the fall of 2022, the U of M will offer free or reduced tuition on all of its five campuses—Twin Cities, Rochester, Morris, Duluth, or Crookston—to students who are enrolled citizens in one of Minnesota’s 11 federally recognized Tribal Nations.https://mspmag.com/arts-and-culture/u-of-m-tuition-assistance-native-american-students-mn/