Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver

The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver (MITW) is a program enacted by Public Act 174 of 1976, which waives the tuition costs for eligible Native Americans in public community colleges or universities within Michigan. The student must be a member of a federally recognized tribe, posses 1/4 BQ, and be a resident of Michigan. The Michigan Department of Civil Rights currently administers the MITW. 


2007 Tribal Position Paper on Constitutionality of the MITW

The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver page has more information including eligibility information as well as the application. 

Sources of Help

If your university or college is denying you access to the MITW or placing additional restrictions upon you, please contact MILS at 231-947-0122 for more assistance.