North Dakota tribal colleges seek state funding

North Dakota's five tribal colleges are supporting a bill that would help them educate students who are not tribal members.

Of the 2,600 tribal college students, about 175 are not enrolled in a tribe. That means the colleges can't receive federal funding to educate them.

To help the colleges, Rep. Jim Kasper, a Republican from Fargo, introduced a bill to provide $700,000 to the five institutions to cover two years' of education for non-tribal members. A hearing takes place next Tuesday before the House Education Committee.

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Tribal colleges ask state for help with non-Native students (The Grand Forks Herald 1/19)

Relevant Links:
American Indian Higher Education Consortium -
Tribal Colleges and Universities -
American Indian College Fund -

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