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American Indian Tuition Waiver

The University of Minnesota, Morris makes its home on a nearly 130-year-old campus. The first buildings housed an American Indian boarding school, first administered by the Sisters of Mercy order of the Catholic Church and later by the United States Government. The school closed in 1909, and the campus was transferred to the State of Minnesota with the stipulation that American Indian students “shall at all times be admitted to such school free of charge for tuition.”

Today Morris continues to admit American Indian students qualified for admission free of charge for tuition, as mandated in federal law and state statute.

For this waiver, American Indian is defined as:

  • an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe, Alaskan Native Village, or Canadian First Nation
  • a direct descendant of a parent or grandparent who is an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe, Alaskan Native Village, or Canadian First Nation
  • a direct descendant of a tribally verified member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe, Alaskan Native Village, or Canadian First Nation, other than parent or grandparent

American Indian students do not need to:

  • establish residence on trust lands
  • be Minnesota residents

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Visually or Hearing Impaired Tuition Waiver/Assistance

Minnesota resident students who are blind or deaf may be eligible for a tuition waiver or partial tuition assistance. More information.