The Tribal College Dual Enrollment Program provides Arizona’s high school students the opportunity to take college courses for both high school and college credit. Course costs are free to the student. Participating tribal colleges are reimbursed for tuition and fees associated with participating students. Effective September 24, 2022, the Arizona state legislature passed SB1300 allowing the Arizona Department of Education to reimburse the cost of books and instructional materials as well.
College courses may be counted toward both high school and college graduation requirements With the help of lottery funds, tribal colleges can be reimbursed for credit hours taken by high school students. Arizona high school districts interested in participating in this program, enter into an agreement with the participating Tribal Colleges.
Diné College, in Tsaile, AZ , 928-724-6922, DC Website
Navajo Technical University satellite campuses in Chinle, AZ and Teec Nos Pos, AZ , 505-387-7364, NTU Website
Tohono O’Odham Community College, in Sells, AZ , 520-479-2300, TOCC Website
High school freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors.
At this time, accredited tribal colleges in Arizona eligible for dual enrollment funds include:
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.
Baboquivari High School
Chinle High School
Ganado High School
Kayenta High School
Monument Valley High School
Page High School
Pinon High School
Poston Butte High School
Red Mesa High School
San Carlos High School
Tuba City High School
Window Rock High School
Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Schools
Many Farms High School
Tohono O’odham High School
St Michael Indian School
If your school is interested in participating in the Tribal College Dual Enrollment Program, please contact the tribal colleges listed on this page or e-mail [email protected] or [email protected].
Arizona Revised Statute 15-1821.01 governs the general requirements for dual enrollment in Arizona.
The tribal college dual enrollment program was enacted in the 2015 Legislative session. ARS Title 15, chapter 2, was amended by adding section 15-244.01 Tribal College Dual Enrollment Program Fund. ARS 15-244.01 establishes the Tribal College Dual Enrollment Program Fund which receives 15% of unclaimed lottery prize money with a cap at $325, 000 (increase from $250,000 in previous years). 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 any 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. A.R.S 15-244.01 was revised in 2022 to include technical assistance from the Office of Indian Education and guidance related to tribal language, government, and cultural courses.
The program ensures a student’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is protected via the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.