Protesters Want Expansion of U of M Native American Promise Tuition Program

Published On: March 17th, 20230.5 min readCategories: Covid-19, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News

Protesters will be on the University of Minnesota campus later today (Friday 5:30pm) calling for an expansion of the Native American Promise tuition program.  Sorcha Lona   with Students for a Democratic Society says only 18 freshmen received aid in the program’s first year:

“We know that the university has the funding necessary to provide all Native students with free tuition even before grants, scholarships, and aid. Eighteen students with partial funding is a laughable number.”

Lona says the program itself does not fully cover tuition.  They are also urging the U of M to fully fund the American Indian Studies Department.

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