As part of the University of California’s commitment to recognizing historical wrongs endured by Native Americans, including the appropriation of Indigenous lands, in the Fall of 2022 the UC System is introducing the UC Native American Opportunity Plan. Through this program, Native American students who are California residents and who are members of a federally-recognized Native American tribe or Alaska Native village will be eligible for full system-wide Tuition and Student Service Fees. Additional funds are being set up through the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Scholarship Fund for Native American students from non-federally recognized tribes within California. This program applies to all degree-programs across the 10 University of California Campuses (undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools). The program does not cover extension or continuing education programs nor does it offer retroactive aid.
Details about the Plan’s administration are still unfolding. We continue to update the UCLA American Indian Studies Center and the American Indian Studies Interdepartmental programs’ website with more information. For further information about Financial Aid at UCLA and how this may be impacted by the Plan, call 310-206-0400.
How to establish residency if some of the phone calls are coming from individuals outside of CA looking to apply to UCLA: https://registrar.ucla.edu/fees-residence/residence-requirements/classification-as-a-resident