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Fees

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 prior to registering for classes. Fees will be collected during registration as indicated on the academic calendar.

The preferred method is to make payments electronically via Pay.gov at: https://pay.gov/public/form/start/361908347   Pay.gov accepts payments from a Checking/Savings Accounts, Debit and Credit Cards, Pay Pal and Amazon Pay. 

Money Order will also be accepted and should be made payable to BIA/SIPI.   Other forms of acceptable payment for fees are federal and/or tribal government checks and official financial aid award letters.
 
Student Fees

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



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

 
  • 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.
  • Students with outstanding balances to the college must clear the debt before transcripts or grades are requested.


Delayed Payment Option:
Minimum amount due at the time of registration:

  • Lodge Residents: $75.00
  • Commuters full-time and part-time: $50.00 with an additional $25 for food service option
  • Financial Aid Students: 
      • If a student has been awarded financial aid and has been given a SIPI Financial Aid Award Letter, it can be submitted in lieu of payment of the minimum amount due. The award will then be used to collect all fees required by the college for enrollment.

    The balance of all accounts is due no later than the third week of instruction, as indicated on the SIPI Academic Calendar.

    Please note: commuter students, both full-time and part-time, will now have an opportunity to purchase food service for $100.00; this will cover 3 meals a day Monday – Friday and 2 meals a day Saturday and Sunday.

For further inquiries, please contact admissions at 1-800-586-SIPI (7474). 

Financial Aid 2017-2018 Cost of Attendance