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Indian Tuition Waiver

The Ferris Indian Tuition Waiver and aid from the Bureau of Indian Affairs are available to American Indian students attending Ferris State University. Any student who is 25% North American Indian and qualifies for admission as a full or part-time student and who has been a legal resident of the state of Michigan for at least 12 consecutive months may apply. Credit for the tuition waiver can not be given until a verification letter from the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan has been received in the financial aid office. This can be a lengthy process, so the student should be prepared with alternate funding methods. If you have difficulty establishing Indian blood quantum, contact the financial aid office for a list of authorized certifiers of tribal affiliation for Michigan tribes.