Indian Post Secondary Schools

To provide postsecondary educational opportunities for American Indian Students.

Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

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.
Website Address

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Information Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

American Indians and Alaskan Natives.

Beneficiary Eligibility

American Indians and Alaskan Natives.


Application must be accompanied by a verification of Tribal affiliation. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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 Procedures

Applications will be reviewed by the colleges' admissions committees.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Snyder Act of 1921 Public Law 67-85, 25 U.S.C. 13.

Range of Approval/Disapproval 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.

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.

Post Assistance Requirements


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Applicants are to submit official transcript from high school or other institution attended or certificate of GED.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Training) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

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.

Information Contacts

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

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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.

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