UC system to cover California Native American tuition

Students participate in an activity near Royce Hall (background) on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Los Angeles, California, March 11, 2020. – Starting this week, many Southern California universities including UCLA w

Beginning in the fall semester, Native Americans living in California will have their education fully paid for.

University of California System President Michael V. Drake announced the launch of the UC Native American Opportunity Plan, a new program that will expand diversity and make UC schools more affordable.

Beginning in Fall 2022, UC campuses will fully cover in-state tuition and student services for California residents who are members of recognized Native American, Native American, and Alaska Native tribes. the federal government.

According to the president, the plan will be funded through a combination of existing state and university financial aid programs as well as other resources.

Students from non-federally recognized California tribes may be eligible for scholarships.

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“The University of California is committed to acknowledging and acknowledging the historic wrongs suffered by Native Americans. I am proud of the efforts the University has made to support the Native American community, including the creation of the Opportunity Plan for UC Native Americans. I hope this new program benefits our students and continues to position the University of California as the institution of choice for Native American students,” President Drake said in a letter.

Nohemi M. Moore