AIHEC is the collective spirit and unifying voice of our nation's 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)a unique community of tribally and federally chartered institutions working to strengthen tribal nations and make a lasting difference in the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Since 1973, AIHEC serves its network of member institutions through public policy, advocacy, research, and program initiatives to ensure strong tribal sovereignty through excellence in American Indian higher education.
TCUs were created in response to the higher education needs of American Indians and generally serve geographically isolated populations that have no other means accessing education beyond the high school level. TCUs have become increasingly important to educational opportunity for native American students and are unique institutions that combine personal attention with cultural relevance to encourage American Indiansespecially those living on reservationsto overcome the barriers they face to higher education.
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AIHEC AIMS 2014
The 2014 data collection cycle is underway! If your institution would like to schedule a session for updates and training, or if your institution has new staff responsible for AIHEC AIMS, please e-mail Katherine Page.
The AIHEC AIMS reports will be due Monday, December 22, 2014
Please check the portal for updates. PORTAL
TCUs Offer American Indians/Alaska Natives Debt-free Opportunities for Higher Education
TCUs choose to make higher education affordable and accessible through very low tuition rates and comprehensive support systems. MORE
The U.S. Department of Labor awarded SBC and TMCC $1.7 million and $2.1 million respectively to support job-driven energy and related industry training programs. MORE
CCCC has received $675,000 in federal funds to establish a Native American Research Center for Health (NARCH) at the college's campus in Fort Totten, ND. MORE
SBC Library has been designated the first digital-only member of the Federal Depository Library Program. The library is opting to meet their community's needs by developing an online Government information collection. MORE