Financial Aid
Native American Tuition Waiver

The Native American Tuition Waiver is awarded to students who are at least ¼ Native American, are an enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized tribe, and have been residents of the state of Michigan for at least one year. The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver Application must be completed by the student and his/her tribe and returned to the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, along with proof of residency.


After the student has been certified as eligible, The Michigan Department of Civil Rights will send Ferris State University a letter confirming the student's eligibility.


Students receiving the Native American Tuition Waiver are subject to Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards, must be enrolled in a degree granting program/certificate (certificate must be at least 24 credit hours for financial aid purposes — per Dept. of Education guidelines).