Special Native American Residency Policy

Dr. Picotte

Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte, Omaha Nation, The first Native American woman M.D. in 1889

Honoring the Indian way of respect and caring

UNMC offers in-state tuition to Native Americans

Native American tribes are woven into the diverse fabric of Nebraska. Respecting this, the University of Nebraska Medical Center offers in-state tuition rates to enrolled members of the 25 tribes listed below who have historical and contemporary ties with Nebraska, whether they are currently living in Nebraska or not. These Native American students applying to UNMC will be considered Nebraska residents - a significant advantage both financially and for admission when applying to our competitive programs.

Are you an enrolled member of one of these tribes?

Arapaho Comanche Kickapoo Otoe Dakota Sioux
Arikara Crow Kiowa Pawnee Lakota Sioux
Blackfeet Hidatsa Mandan Ponca Nakota Sioux
Northern Cheyenne Iowa Missouria Potawatomi Santee Sioux
Southern Cheyenne Jicarilla Apache Omaha Sac and Fox Winnebago

UNMC programs at a glance