Higher Education



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The Salt River Higher Education Program provides financial aid, scholarship, recruitment/retention and advising services to students interested in furthering their education. Participants of the program must be officially enrolled tribal members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The program serves vocational, undergraduate and graduate college/university students as they pursue their educational goals by providing academic/career advising. Program participants are enrolled in several different post-secondary education settings including vocational schools and community colleges, along with private and public state institutions. Program advisors work with program participants to evaluate transcripts, select institutions, assist with completing scholarship and federal financial aid applications while ensuring students with progressing toward completion of their program. The Program provides resources, guidance and advisement as Community Members make life choices to achieve their educational goals.



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Contact Information

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - Friday
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Closed all Tribal Holidays
    • Please note, office hours will remain the same during the summer (open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 


  1. Individuals must be enrolled members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
  2. Individuals must be admitted or enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education or vocational school.
  3. Applicants must have graduated from high school or have obtained a GED equivalency certificate to be eligible to apply for and receive grants through this program.
  4. High school students whom are dually enrolled in High School and an approved College/University to receive academic credit are also eligible for the SRP-MIC Higher Education program (excluding credit hour incentives).  Dual enrollment students are subject to all applicable policies, procedures and guidelines contained herein. 
  5. Individuals who are unable to obtain an original high school diploma and/or transcript from a school that is no longer in existence may submit a written statement regarding the problem to the Scholarship Program staff.  The staff will review the justification and provide a written decision to the applicant.
  6. Students who provide proof of an Associates, Bachelors or Master degree are not required to submit a high school diploma/GED/proof of graduation when applying for financial assistance.
  7. All continuing vocational and undergraduate students must maintain a CUM GPA of 2.0 to remain eligible for a Scholarship, CUM GPA of 3.0 if the applicant is a graduate student, or can show successful academic progress where grades are not applicable.
  8. Scholarship recipients must meet and maintain all eligibility requirements of the institution they are attending, as well as Scholarship Program requirements.  The Scholarship Program will evaluate satisfactory progress and determine eligibility requirements for funding.

*All SRP-MIC Higher Education funded students are required to disclose any additional financial aid received in the same term in which they are funded by Higher Education. 

** A scholarship recipient is entitled to complete only one degree or certificate at each level: associate, bachelor, professional and doctoral degree.  This prohibition does not apply to a more advanced vocational certificate in the same field in which the first certificate was earned.



Application Deadlines:                 

  •  College/University Application Deadlines:
    • Fall Semester:  June 30 | Spring Semester:  November 30 | Summer Semester:  April 30
  •  Vocational Schools Application Deadlines:
    • July 31 | October 31 | January 31 | April 30 


Credit Hour Payout Dates:

  • August 30th: Summer-2nd semester/Fall-1st semester
  • January 30th: Fall-2nd semester/Spring-1st semester
  • June 30th: Spring-2nd semester/Summer-1st semester


*Effective June 30, 2015, credit hour payments for program participants attending Arizona academic institutions such as ASU, UofA, NAU and Maricopa Community Colleges will be remitted to students three times per year in an effort to provide consistency and better customer service to program participants.