North Dakota tribal colleges seek state funds

Fort Berthold Community College President Rusty Mason testifies in support of HB 1395 at a hearing before the North Dakota House Education Committee. January 23, 2007. Photo © United Tribes News.
Leaders of North Dakota's tribal colleges testified in favor of a bill that would give them a share of state funds for educating non-Indians.

The five colleges receive federal funds to educate tribal members. But they don't get any money for non-Indians so they absorb the costs.

HB 1395 would change that by granting $700,000 for the five colleges. That would cover the cost of educating their non-Indian students for two years.

The House Education Committee is likely to act on the bill on Monday.

Get the Story:
Split vote looks likely on N.D. tribal college funds (The Grand Forks Herald 1/24)
Tribal college bill supported (The Bismarck Tribune 1/24)
Tribal colleges seek $700,000 in funding (The Fargo Forum 1/24)

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

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