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Tribal Higher Education Program

Assistance is available for students from tribal backgrounds

The Native American Alumni Scholarship Application is part of the General Scholarship Application available in MyNEVADA, Student Center, Supplemental Forms annually between November and February 1.

Tribal Contacts

Higher Education Program

Center for Student Cultural Diversity
Coordinator: Saundra Mitrovich
Joe Crowley Student Union 314/MS 144
Reno, Nevada 89557
Telephone: (775) 784-6499 or Fax: (775) 682-8977

Tribal Higher Education Program
Financial Needs Analysis Form

The Northern Nevada American Indian Higher Education Collaborative has approved a needs-analysis form to be used to apply for tribal financial assistance. It is a common form that will be used by most of our Northern Nevada Tribes. Prior to submitting this form to our office, be sure that you have successfully submitted your FAFSA.  Click on the link above and save the form to your computer.  Open the saved copy on your computer and then print.  The document is not currently a fillable pdf, so you must be handwritten and submitted.  A fillable pdf has been requested from the collaborative.

  • Checklist:
    • Submit your FAFSA application for the new academic year.
    • Check MyNEVADA to be sure you have a completed financial aid file.
    • As an entering freshman or transfer student, be sure you have been admitted to the institution
  • Timeline for the University's document submissions
    • The FAFSA is available annually on January 1st and eligible students who submit before March 1st receive priority for state and institutional need based grant funds.
    • On February 1st, the General Scholarship Application located within MyNEVADA at the Student Center/Supplemental forms closes
      • New Freshman and transfer students who accept admission to UNR in mid January or earlier may complete the General Scholarship Application a minimum of 24 hours after accepting admission within MyNEVADA by February 1.  New admits are eligible for scholarships based on their application to UNR; however, the essay responses included in the general scholarship application allow for a better understanding of each student.
    • June 15 – Deadline for students admitted prior to June 1st to accept admission in MyNEVADA and to submit documents on the To Do List to Student Financial Aid & Scholarships in order to obtain a financial aid offer prior to the fall fee due date.
    • Expect document processing in the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships to take 10 business days.

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