North Dakota tribal colleges seek state funding
North Dakota's five tribal colleges are supporting a bill that would help them educate students who are not tribal members.

Of the 2,600 tribal college students, about 175 are not enrolled in a tribe. That means the colleges can't receive federal funding to educate them.

To help the colleges, Rep. Jim Kasper, a Republican from Fargo, introduced a bill to provide $700,000 to the five institutions to cover two years' of education for non-tribal members. A hearing takes place next Tuesday before the House Education Committee.

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Relevant Links:
American Indian Higher Education Consortium - http://www.aihec.org
Tribal Colleges and Universities - http://www.ed.gov/about/inits/list/whtc/edlite-index.html
American Indian College Fund - http://collegefund.org

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