The Tribal College Dual Enrollment Program provides thousands of Arizona’s Native American high school students the opportunity to take college courses for both high school and college credit.
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How it works
With the help of lottery funds, tribal colleges can be reimbursed for credit hours taken by high school students.
Who it serves
At this time, accredited tribal colleges in Arizona eligible for dual enrollment funds include:
- Diné College, in Tsaile, AZ
- Navajo Technical University satellite campuses in Chinle, AZ and Teec Nos Pos, Az
- Tohono O’Odham Community College, in Sells
San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation’s recently established community college is currently seeking accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. It could be eligible once accreditation is received.
Current participating high schools are:
- Baboquivari High School
- Casa Grande Union High School
- Chinle High School
- Pinon High School
- Red Mesa High School
- San Carlos High School
- Tohono O’odham High School
- Window Rock High School
- Greyhills Academy (BIE)
- Many Farms High School (BIE)
If your school is interested in becoming a participating in the Tribal College Dual Enrollment Program, please e-mail [email protected] or [email protected].
ARS 15-244.01 establishes the Tribal College Dual Enrollment Program Fund which receives 15% of unclaimed lottery prize money with a cap at $250k. The fund can also receive additional appropriations if the legislature choses to do so. The money is subject to legislative appropriation, meaning that the final budget decides how much of that money can actually be used for Tribal College Dual Enrollment. The fund is administered by the state treasurer. The fund is also subject to lapsing, so all the funding that goes unused in one Fiscal Year, or isn’t approved to be used in the budget, will revert back to the general fund.
Funding breakdowns since the program began:
FY16: $160,000 approved/$160,000 actual
FY17: $250,000 approved/$123,000 actual
FY18: $250,000 approved/$211,000 actual
FY19: $250,000 approved/$250,000 actual
FY20: $250,000 approved/over $250,000 actual
FY19: $250,000 approved/