American Indian Studies at Black Hills State University.

Many American Indian tribes offer higher education aid to students who are enrolled in the tribe and are pursuing a college degree. Every tribe is unique in the types and amounts of higher education aid that it may offer, so always check with your tribe's education services office for the most up to date information. The contact information for several regional tribes is listed below, for your convenience.

South Dakota Tribal Higher Education

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Education Services
PO Box 590
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
Phone: 1-800-898-2778
Fax: 605-964-7881
Tribal Website


Full academic year due: June 15
Spring semester only due: November 15
Summer session due: April 15


Maintain a 2.0 GPA; Complete a semester with no less than 12 credit hours

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
BIA Crow Creek Agency - Higher Education Grant Program
Po Box 139
Fort Thompson, SD 57339
Phone: 605-245-2356
Fax: 605-245-2101
Tribal Website


Fall semester/quarter due: July 15
Winter quarter due: November 1
Spring semester due: November 15
Spring quarter due: January 15


Mantain a 2.0 GPA; Enrolled as a full-time student (12 credit hours)

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe - Higher Education Committee
Po Box 283
Flandreau, SD 57028
Phone: (605) 997-2859
Tribal Website

Spring Quarter due the first week in February
Summer Semester/Quarter due the first week in June
Fall Semester/Quarter due by the first week in august
Spring Semester/Winter Quarter due by the first week in December

Mantain a 2.0 GPA; Enrolled as a full-time student (12 credit hours)

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe - Post Secondary Education programs
Lower Brule, SD 57548
Phone: (605) 473-9232
Fax: (605) 473-5462
Tribal Website

Fall SemesterQuarter due by June 15
Winter Quarter due by November 1
Spring Semester due by November 30
Spring 2nd Quarter due by January 15
Summer session current seniors only

Full time student (12 credit hours)
2.0 GPA

Oglala Sioux Tribe
Po Box 562
Pine Ridge, SD 57770-0562
Phone: (605) 867-5338 or 1-800-832-3651
Fax: (605) 867-1390
Tribal Website

Academic Year- June 15th
Spring Term Only- November 15th
Summer Session- April 1st

Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Po Box 130
Rosebud, SD 57570-0130
Phone: (605) 747-2375 or 1-877-808-3283
Fax: (605) 747-5274
Tribal Website

Fall Semester- July 15th
Spring Semester- December 1st
Summer Session- April 1st

Apply for a Pell Grant
12 or more credit hours

Sisseton- Wahpeton Dakota Oyate
Po Box 689
Sisseton, SD 57262-0689
Phone: (605) 698-3966
Fax: (605) 698-3132
Tribal Website


Fall Semester- June 15th
Spring Semester- December 15th
Summer Session- No fund available

Freshmen need to keep a GPA of 1.5, other years need to keep a 2.0
9 or more credit hours

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Office of Higher Education
Po Box D
Fort Yates, ND 58538
Phone: (701) 854-8546
Fax: (701) 854-2175
Tribal Website

Fall Semester- June 1st
Spring Semester- November 30th
Summer Session- April 30th

Yankton Sioux Tribe
Ihanktonwan Community College
Po Box 295
Marty, SD 57361
Phone: (605) 384-3997
Fax: (605) 384-3994
Tribal Website

Regional Tribal Higher Education

Northern Cheyenne Tribe
Northern Cheyenne Tribal Education Department
PO Box 307
Lame Deer, MT 59043
Phone: (406) 477-6567
Tribal Website

Fall Semester/Quarter- March 1st
Winter/Spring, Quarter/Semester- October 1st
Summer Session (Seniors needing credits to graduate from college if funding is available) - April 1st

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
Education department, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
Po Box 687
Winnebago, NE 68071
Phone: (402) 878-3202
Fax: (402) 878-2963
Tribal Website

Fall Semester Application and CIB due by April 15
Winter/Spring letter of admission, App, and CIB due by October 15
Summer Session Application and CIB due by April 15

Omaha Sioux Tribe
Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
Education Department
Po Box 368
Macy, Nebraska 68039
Phone: (402) 837-5357
Fax: (402) 837-4027
Tribal Website

Full Academic Year- July 1st
Second Semester- November 15th

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
Department of Education
201 Miller Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701
Phone: (402) 371-8834
Fax: (402) 371-7564
Tribal Website

Fall Semester- August 30th
Spring Semester- January 1st
Summer Session- June 1st

12 ore more credit hours
2.0 or higher GPA

MHA-Three Affiliated Tribes
414 Frontage Road
New Town, ND 58763
Phone: (701) 627-4112
Fax: (701) 627-2295
Tribal Website

Fall Semester- March 15th
Spring Semester- October 15th


12 credit hours
2.0 GPA

Crow Tribe
Baacheeitche Avenue
Po Box 159
Crow Agency, Montana 59022
Phone: (406) 638-3700
Fax: (406) 638-3881
Tribal Website

Eastern Shoshone Tribe
14 North Fork Road
Po Box 538
Fort Washakie, WY 82514
Phone: (307) 332-3532
Fax: (307) 332-3055
Tribal Website