Native American students attending Northern Michigan University will no longer need to be enrolled in a degree-granting program to receive the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver.
NMU President Fritz Erickson announced the change during a meeting with members of the Hannahville Indian Community.
He said it is meant to assist Native students who want to take one or more courses, but have not officially selected an academic program or may not need to complete a full degree.
There were 222 Native American students enrolled full or part time at NMU during the 2014-15 academic year.
Of those, 121 qualified for the waiver, which NMU funded at $765,000.