Native American Tuition Waiver Cited on Indian Country Today Media Network.com
The University of Maine was listed as one of several universities nationwide that offer free tuition to American Indian residents, in an online piece in Indian Country Today Media Network.com. In February, two Colorado senators introduced the Native American Indian Education Act; it would provide funding to states to fulfill the federal mandate that colleges and universities cover the cost of tuition for out-of-state American Indian students. The mandate was a condition under which the college or state received its original grant of land and facilities from the United States. The bill, it was reported, has 37 co-sponsors from 17 states.