The Spokane Tribe Higher Education Program assists Spokane Tribal Members in acquiring their Associate of Arts Degree or Bachelors Degree in their chosen field of study. Recipients can attend classes part time or full time. Services may include assistance with tuition and fees, books and mandatory supplies, and a monthly living stipend. Applications can be found on the Spokane Tribe Education main page, or picked up at the Spokane Tribe Education Department located in the Alfred E. McCoy Administration building in Wellpinit, WA.
The Spokane Tribe Higher Education Program does not fully defray the entire cost of education support and requires the student and parents to financially contribute. Additionally, the Spokane Tribe tuition assistance portion comes into play after the student has fully utilized all other sources of financial aid, including State Aid, Grants, and Scholarships, as listed in the Spokane Tribe Education Policies & Procedures Manual and is awarded based on established Financial Need as established by the Department of Education based off of the information that is provided on a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.