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Higher Education Programs are available to students that are continuing their post-secondary education at a college or university.

Programs are:

• Scholarship Opportunities
• Grant Opportunities
• Self Sufficiency Fund
• Other Programs

Scholarship Opportunities:

Scholarship opportunities are available based on a variety of eligibility criteria. A list of all scholarships available for the 2022-2023 school year will be available at a future date. Scholarship applications open in the spring of each year.

Grant Opportunities:

Grants are available for students for the upcoming school year, 2022-2023. They are a need based program based on results of a student’s FAFSA report. All students must be enrolled FULL time and be in undergraduate status. All students applying will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before any determination can be made. Grants applications open in the summer of each year for the fall and/or winter semester.

Self Sufficiency Funds (Fall Grades):

Students can submit their College/University Grades from the fall term (fall term only) for a monetary incentive. Applications open Dec. 1 - Jan. 31 each year. Determinations are made in mid-February as applications can be received up until Jan. 31.

Self-Sufficiency Application

Other Programs:

The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver is a state funded program paid for and ran by the State of Michigan, not the Sault Tribe. Please visit the FAQ’s page for more information provided by the State of Michigan including criteria to qualify. One-quarter Blood quantum certification can be obtained from the Sault Tribe Enrollment Department. The Higher Education Department does not do Blood Quantum Certification.

State of Michigan MITW Frequently asked Questions

Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver Application


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