Lawmakers reintroduce tuition-waiver measure

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Lawmakers reintroduce tuition-waiver measure

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Byron Tsabetsaye, a member of the Navajo and Zuni tribes and Fort Lewis College student president, participates at an FLC Board of Trustees meeting at FLC. Tsabetsaye testified last summer at a field hearing about the Native American tuition waiver. Colorado lawmakers are pushing legislation that would make it the federal government’s responsibility to pay tuition for out-of-state Native American students.
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Fort Lewis College student President Byron Tsabetsaye, third from left, participates at the FLC Board of Trustees meeting Friday at FLC. Tsabetsaye, a member of the Navajo and Zuni tribes, testified last summer for the Native American tuition waiver.
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Lawmakers reintroduce tuition-waiver measure

Byron Tsabetsaye, a member of the Navajo and Zuni tribes and Fort Lewis College student president, participates at an FLC Board of Trustees meeting at FLC. Tsabetsaye testified last summer at a field hearing about the Native American tuition waiver. Colorado lawmakers are pushing legislation that would make it the federal government’s responsibility to pay tuition for out-of-state Native American students.
JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald

Fort Lewis College student President Byron Tsabetsaye, third from left, participates at the FLC Board of Trustees meeting Friday at FLC. Tsabetsaye, a member of the Navajo and Zuni tribes, testified last summer for the Native American tuition waiver.
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Behind the tuition waiver

Fort Lewis College is one of two schools in the country – the other is the University of Minnesota, Morris – that admits Native American students from across the country tuition-free because of a federal mandate.
FLC’s program began in 1911, when Colorado accepted a 6,279-acre land grant from the federal government. In exchange for the property, the state agreed to keep the land and buildings there as an institution of learning and enroll Native American students tuition-free.

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