Contact:
Joe Carpio
Director of Admissions & Records
505-346-2324
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Barbara Chino
Admissions Technician
505-346-2372
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Alice Platero
Office Automation Assistant
505-346-2338
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Admissions and Financial Aid

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) accepts as students American Indian and Alaskan Natives, who must meet one of two tribal affiliation criteria:

  1. verification of US Federal tribal membership from a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) agency or tribal census office; or
  2. must be one-quarter percent or more blood quantum of a federally recognized tribe(s), verified by either a BIA agency or tribal census office.
  • Minimum age of acceptance to SIPI is 17 years of age; accepted students who are 17 years of age are not eligible to reside in the lodges until their 18th birthday.
  • Minimum age of acceptance into the GED® Program is 18 years of age.

Documents needed for Admission:

  • Admission Application
  • Verification of Tribal Affiliation
  • Official High School Transcript (showing graduation date)
  • Transfer students must provide all official College transcripts
  • Health Physical (can be turned in 30 days after instruction begins)
  • Immunization Record (can be turned in 30 days after instruction begins)
  • DD 214 Form (if claiming veteran status)

Reporting any false information on a student’s application may be grounds for denying admission or suspension form the institution. The Admissions Office will not be able to copy, transfer, or return documents submitted for admission to SIPI. All accepted new and transfer students are required to take the ACT Compass Test for placement. Based on the student’s placement and individual minimum test scores, the student may be required to enroll in Developmental Studies or Technical Preparation courses.

Admitted students are required to register for each trimester they attend. The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) provides tuition, room board, and books to students at minimal charge. Students must pay required fees prior to registration for classes. All fees must be paid in full (money order only) prior to registering for classes. Fees will be collected during registration.

Fees: Spring/Summer 2014

Lodge Full-Time Student - 12 Credit hours or More: $280.00

Commuter Full-Time Student - 12 Credit Hours or More: $225.00

Commuter Part-Time Student - 11 Credit Hours or Less: $150.00

Fees: Beginning Fall 2014

Lodge Full-Time Student – 12 Credit Hours or More: $590.00

Student Activity Fee

$50.00

Library Fee

$70.00

Academic Enhancement Fee

$20.00

Lodge Resident Fee

$125.00

Food Service Fee

$100.00

Textbook Fee

$145.00

Identification Fee

$5.00

IT Fee

$75.00

TOTAL FEE

$590.00



Commuter Full-Time Student – 12 Credit Hours or More: $365.00

Student Activity Fee

$50.00

Library Fee

$70.00

Academic Enhancement Fee

$20.00

Textbook Fee

$145.00

Identification Fee

$5.00

IT Fee

$75.00

TOTAL FEE

$365.00



Commuter Part-Time Student – 11 Credit Hours or Less: $290.00

Student Activity Fee

$50.00

Library Fee

$70.00

Academic Enhancement Fee

$20.00

Textbook Fee

$70.00

Identification Fee

$5.00

IT Fee

$75.00

TOTAL FEE

$290.00


(optional for commuter students-Food Service Fee)……..$100.00

Program Specific Fees:
Culinary Arts ..................................................................... $525.00
(one-time fee for supplies to be given to the student)

  • The student accounting office accepts MONEY ORDERS ONLY.
  • Other forms of acceptable payment for fees are federal and/or tribal government checks.
  • REFUNDS: Fees, excluding $50.00 registration fee, are refundable (for status changes such as withdrawals, changes from CFT to CPT, or checkout from a lodge) until close of business on the last day of the trimester add/drop week (see trimester calendar). After that, students are obligated to pay fees according to their status on that date Fees become non-refundable on that date. All fees and/or refunds will be verified by the Student Accounting Office and will be processed through the Federal Accounting System according to policies. The processing time for refunds is approximately six (6) weeks.
  • Transcript request should be in writing and include the student’s social security number and birth date or use the from below.
  • Official transcripts cannot be faxed.
  • Students with outstanding debts to the college must take off the debt before a transcript is requested.

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN AMOUNT REQUIRED FOR DELAYED PAYMENT OPTION
In preparation for pre-registration and the fall 2014 fee increase, the minimum amount students will be required to pay in order to take advantage of the delayed payment option will change as follows:
  • Lodge Residents…full-time students will pay $275.00 - (student activity fee $50.00, lodge resident fee $125.00, food service fee $100.00). The balance of $315.00 will be due by the third week of instruction.
  • Commuters… full-time students will pay $150.00 - (includes $100.00 optional food service fee) or $50.00 (with no food service.). The balance of $315.00 will be due by the third week of instruction.
  • Commuters… part-time students will pay $150.00 - (includes $100.00 optional food service fee) or $50.00 (with no food service). The balance of $240.00 will be due by the third week of instruction.

Please note: commuter students, both full-time and part-time, will now have an opportunity to purchase food services, which will include 3 meals a day Monday – Friday and 2 meals a day Saturday and Sunday.

Related Links:

SIPI Application for Admission (in PDF format)
Transcript Request Form (in PDF format)
Housing Application Form (in PDF format)
Golden Eagle Lodge & Four Winds Lodge Policies & Procedures (in PDF format)
SIPI FERPA Brochure (in PDF format)
Student Request for Non-Disclosure of Directory Information (in PDF format)
Financial Aid Office

External Links:

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)