University of California

UC System to Cover Tuition for Native American Students

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The University of California system is removing a barrier for Native American college students.

Starting this fall, tuition and student fees will be covered for some 600 graduate and undergraduate students. 

UC President Michael Drake announced the plan Tuesday morning. For now, it only covers students from federally-recognized tribes.

But Drake said that eventually, scholarships would be available for others. 

The university hopes this can bridge enrollment gaps for Native Americans.

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