Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture

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Tribal Colleges and Universities: These colleges are, with few exceptions, tribally controlled and located on reservations. They are all members of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium.

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe, NM, 87508-1300

(505) 424-2331    

The IAIA is a multi-tribal center of higher education dedicated to the preservation, study, creative application, and contemporary expression of American Indian and Alaska Native arts and cultures.

Public, 4-year or above 


Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for students' children

Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2014 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
In District $3,800 $3,560 $3,320
In State $3,800 $3,560 $3,320
Out of State $3,800 $3,560 $3,320
Books and Supplies $2,816 $2,616 $2,616
On Campus      
Room and Board $7,952 $6,896 $6,368
Other Expenses $4,200 $3,000 $2,784
Off Campus      
Room and Board $12,500 $12,468 $10,946
Other Expenses $5,400 $3,000 $2,784
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $3,000 $1,644
Sport Conference
Cross Country/Track

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
72.0 % $3,608
State/Local Grant
13.0 % $625
Institutional Grants
94.0 % $1,441
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