Indian Post Secondary Schools


To provide postsecondary educational opportunities for American Indian Students.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Indian Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Haskell Indian Nations University received $12,057,558; Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute received $7,553,442. Fiscal Year 2015: : Haskell Indian Nations University received $12,153,500; Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute received $7,613,500. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.
Snyder Act of 1921 Public Law 67-85, 25 U.S.C. 13.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
Beneficiary Eligibility
American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
Application must be accompanied by a verification of Tribal affiliation. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Interested applicants may obtain a Standard Form 5-6621 from a local BIE Education Line Office or Tribal Government education office, or applicants may contact the schools directly.
Award Procedure
Applications will be reviewed by the colleges' admissions committees.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
HINU: Fall Semester - June 30; Spring Semester - November 15; Summer School - (if funds are available) - April 15. SIPI: Fall Trimester - September 1: Spring Trimester - December 29; Summer Trimester - May 5. Students will be notified within 4 weeks of having submitted a completed application packet.
Not Applicable.
HINU: Lodging full time: $215 per semester for housing, student activities, and textbooks, $110 for students living off campus; SIPI: Lodging full-time: $280.00, Commuter full-time: $225.00, Commuter part-time: $150.00. All Fees are non-refundable. HINU and SIPI may periodically increase their fees.
How are proposals selected?
To the extent that space is available, all applicants meeting the eligibility criteria and demonstrating the ability to benefit from post-secondary education will be accepted.
How may assistance be used?
Students may attend one of two post-secondary schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs with minimal charge for tuition, room and board. Married student housing is not available on campus. For more information contact the headquarters office.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Applicants are to submit official transcript from high school or other institution attended or certificate of GED.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended by the recipient. Financial assistance grants to individual students are based on each student's certified financial aid requirements as identified in the Department of Education's Student Financial Assistance programs. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payments may be made in advance or by way of reimbursement. The timing of the payments will be negotiated with the Indian tribe.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Haskell Indian Nations University, 155 Indian Avenue, Lawrence, Kansas 66046 Phone: (785) 749-8454.
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, 9169 Coors Blvd, NW., Albuquerque, NM, 87120 (505)-346-2348.
Headquarters Office
Juanita Mendoza 1849 C Street, N.W.
Bureau of Indian Education, MS 4657-MIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: Phone: (202)208-3559
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Training) FY 14 $19,611,000; FY 15 est $19,767,000; and FY 16 est $19,900,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not identifiable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR Part 40; Haskell Indian Nations University Catalog; Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Catalog.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.