- May 29, 2019
- Posted by: jls
- Category: News
The University of Illinois Chicago recently announced that they will offer in-state tuition for any students who are members of the 537 tribal nations recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Based on UIC’s current tuition, this should mean a savings of $13,000-$14,000 a year!
The vice provost for academic and enrollment services at UIC, Kevin Browne, said, “What we are doing is taking away one of the financial roadblocks, which is out-of-state tuition and recognize the historic tie between Illinois with the American tribal nations… One of the things we wanted to do to create a fairer playing field for Native Americans is to recognize that their nations did not recognize state boundaries.”
Check out the university’s press release here: