(UTN) – United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) has renewed its
Native American Tuition Waiver program for the 2017-2018 academic
program was launched last year on a trial basis for students who are
enrolled members of federally-recognized tribes.
a press release, UTTC President Leander McDonald says that the school
's goal is to help make higher education attainable for people with
some of the lowest annual income averages in the entire nation.
says the move was aimed at helping students avoid relying exclusively
on student loans. UTTC ended its participation in the federal student
loan program in 2016. Experience shows that student loans are a
burden on families that are without savings accounts or access to
credit, according to McDonald.
Wendland, UTTC Vice President of Student Services, says there was a
22% rise in enrollment, and increases in GPA, class completion and
waivers’ impact on college finances has been offset by greater
income brought about by having more students on campus, according to
next application deadline is Thursday, June 29. It's for Fall
Semester 2017. Students are urged to move forward on the enrollment
application process as soon as possible.
students and those students who wish to return to school are required
to complete an admissions application and the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid. Returning students must meet the same
requirements and also be pre-registered for classes.
UTTC Native American Tuition Waiver is based on unmet financial need.
It applies only to tuition and not to other college costs such as
fees, books, housing, and meals.
The college has placed a
helpful checklist of application requirements and a step-by-step
application form under the ‘GET STARTED’ tab of the UTTC website,