Funding for Indigenous Wildcats
As an Indigenous Wildcat, you may be eligible to apply for scholarships from your tribe, tribal organization, or other scholarship organizations. In addition, you may also be eligible to receive other kinds of financial aid like grants, Federal Work Study, or student loans
The University of Arizona is excited to announce the Arizona Native Scholars Grant (ANS). ANS is an institutional grant program that ensures tuition, mandatory fees, tuition differentials and program fees are fully covered for Native, Arizona Resident, Undergraduate students. ANS will fill in the difference between a student’s tuition, mandatory fees, tuition differentials, program fees and all other gift aid the student receives (Pell Grant, merit scholarships, etc.).
The FNA, or Financial Needs Analysis form, is a key part of your tribal scholarship application and must be completed each semester or year, depending on your tribe/tribal organization. The form contains information on your Arizona cost of attendance (tuition, fees, room/board etc.) and the resources (financial aid, Estimated Family Contribution from the FAFSA) you are receiving for the corresponding academic year or semester.
Your tribe or nation will use the FNA to determine your eligibility for their scholarship and/or grant funding. An FNA is usually included in your tribe's scholarship application. Generally, you must first complete your personal information and sign the FNA form, allowing our office to submit your information.
The following list of Arizona Tribes are federally recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the state of Arizona as eligible for in-state tuition. If you are an enrolled member of any one of the Arizona Tribes listed below, make sure you submit the Native American Exception form to the Office of the Registrar. Proof of tribal enrollment (e.g. Certificate of Indian Blood or tribal ID card) must be submitted to prove tribal affiliation.
The Tribal Enrollment Verification System is for Native students who are enrolled members of a federally- or state-recognized U.S. tribe.
Your tribal enrollment documentation can be requested by a university department or entity as part of your eligibility criteria for institutional funding and/or Arizona residency classification for tuition purposes. This webpage is a one-time, one-stop secure location where you can voluntarily upload your verification document (i.e., Certificate of Indian Blood, Tribal Membership Card, Tribal Enrollment Certificate, etc.), which will be accessible only by authorized University of Arizona personnel.