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Tribal Enrollment for Residency

PSU offers residency classification or other tuition benefits to enrolled members of some federally recognized Tribes. You can learn more about the criteria, programs, and financial assistance below.Ìý

Federally Recognized Tribes in Oregon

  • Eligible for in-state tuition through resident classification regardless of where you are currently residing
  • Eligible for the based on FAFSA or ORSAA application submission and criteriaÌý
  • May be eligible for the based on application submission and criteria

Review the list below of eligible Oregon Tribes.

Federally Recognized Tribes with Traditional Ties to Oregon

  • Eligible for in-state tuition through resident classification regardless of where you are currently residing
  • Eligible for the based on FAFSA or ORSAA application submission and criteria

Review the list below of eligible Tribes and bands with traditional and customary boundaries that include parts of the state of Oregon.

Any Federally Recognized Tribe

  • Eligible for the Native American Tuition Program, a discount that ensures enrolled members of federally recognized Tribes will pay the equivalent of resident tuition
  • An enrolled member of any federally recognized Tribe who completed high school in Oregon is eligible for the equivalent of in-state tuition through SB 312

Review the list of .


Eligible Oregon Tribes and Bands

  • Burns Paiute Tribe
  • Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians
  • Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon
  • Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon
  • Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
  • Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation of Oregon
  • Coquille Indian Tribe
  • Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians
  • Klamath Tribes

Oregon Tribal Student Grant

Through the , the state of Oregon will cover the cost of attendance (total estimated expenses for one year including tuition, room and board, books, supplies, transportation, loan fees, and other miscellaneous expenses) for the 2022-2023 academic year for enrolled members of one of the nine Oregon federally recognized Tribes who meet the state's eligibility criteria.
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To be considered for this grant, you must and (and include PSU as one of your schools) by August 1, 2022. The Oregon Tribal Student Grant is currently only funded for the 2022-2023 academic school year.


Eligible Tribes with Traditional Ties to Oregon

  • Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute Reservation
  • Big Bend Rancheria
  • Big Lagoon Rancheria
  • Blue Lake Rancheria
  • Bridgeport Indian Colony
  • Cedarville Rancheria
  • Fort Bidwell Indian Community of the Fort Bidwell Reservation of California
  • Hoopa Valley Tribe
  • Karuk Tribe of California
  • Likely Rancheria
  • Lookout Rancheria
  • Lytton Rancheria
  • Melochundum Band of Tolowa Indians
  • Montgomery Creek Rancheria
  • Pit River Tribe
  • Quartz Valley Indian Community of the Quartz Valley Reservation of California
  • Redding Rancheria
  • Roaring Creek Rancheria
  • Smith River Rancheria (Tolowa Dee-Ni' Nation)
  • Susanville Indian Rancheria
  • Tolowa-Tututni Tribe (Tolowa Dee-Ni' Nation)
  • Winnemucca Colony
  • XL Ranch
  • Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation
  • Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho
  • Shoshoni-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation
  • Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation
  • Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony
  • Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation
  • Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony
  • Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation
  • Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
  • Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada
  • Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River ReservationÌý
  • Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada
  • Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch
  • Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation
  • Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
  • Quinault Indian Nation
  • Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation
  • Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation

Proof of Tribal Enrollment

To be eligible for these tuition benefits, students must verify their Tribal enrollment. In recognition of the sovereignty of Native nations, we can accept either a Tribal identification card or a letter issued by a Tribe as proof of enrollment and membership in the Tribe. Documentation of descendancy alone can not be used to verify Tribal enrollment.