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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are members of any federally recognized tribe eligible for this Tuition and Fee Program?
No. Currently, only members of Idaho’s Five Tribes are eligible. Those Tribes are:
Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai, Nez Perce, Shoshone-Bannock, and Shoshone-Paiute

Do I have to provide documentation of membership?
Yes. You must provide a copy of your tribal membership.

Will I automatically be enrolled in this Tuition and Fee Program if I am a member of one of Idaho’s five Tribes?
No. You must complete an Application for the Idaho State University Native American Tuition and Fee Program.

Once I have completed the application, must I complete the application each semester/year?
No, you do not need to complete the Application for the Tuition and Fee Program each semester, provided you are continuously enrolled and remain in good academic standing as outlined by the Office of Financial Aid.

What does it mean to be continuously enrolled?
You must enroll in one-credit or more in fall and spring semesters each year. If you do not enroll each year in both semesters, you would no longer be considered continuously enrolled.

Can I complete the application at any time?
To be eligible, you must have completed the Tuition and Fee application and been approved, no later than the 10th day in the semester in which you’re applying.

Can I be enrolled part-time?
You may be enrolled part-time or full-time. You must be degree-seeking, and you must be continuously enrolled in one credit or more to be eligible.

Can I use the Tuition and Fee Program for any program?
Yes, however some programs require an additional application process or additional fees that you may be responsible for.

What does eligible to enroll mean?
Students who are eligible to register as a degree-seeking student, (i.e. not dismissed and not non-degree seeking). This is applicable to Undergraduate and Graduate students.

When do I need to complete the FAFSA? 
You must complete and submit the FAFSA each academic year you are requesting enrollment in this program.