Cowlitz Indian Tribe Tuition Assistance Program

Cowlitz Tuition Assistance Program

170 Cowlitz students have received awards for the 2018-19 academic year. Funding for the 2018-19 academic year was exhausted on July 21, 2018.

We are now accepting applications for a 2018-19 Waiting List. Experience tells us education plans and financial aid needs change.   When an award recipient notifies us they will not need all or part of their 2018-19 academic year award, funds from their award will be reassigned to the next Cowlitz member on the waiting list.

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe awards assistance for tuition and fees to enrolled Cowlitz members attending accredited trade/vocational schools or post-secondary institutions. Tribal funding will support one of each of the following certificates/degrees:

 Trade/Vocational/Professional Certificate
 Associates
 Bachelor
 Master
 Doctorate

Students applying for a Cowlitz Tuition Assistance Award are urged to seek outside sources of funding for their education costs. To assist you, links to scholarship programs and other educational opportunities are provided on the Tribe’s website.

2018-19 Academic Year (June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019)

170 Cowlitz students have received awards for the 2018-19 academic year. Funding is exhausted but we continue to accept applications for a 2018-19 Waiting List. As education plans and financial aid needs changed for current award recipients, funds have been reassigned to the next Cowlitz student on the waiting list. Funding may be available for those applying for assistance for the remainder of the 2018-19 academic year (January 1, 2019 through May 31, 2019). Apply today!

Please review and download the forms and documents below.  If you have questions, please e-mail the Education Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2018-19 Application for Tuition Assistance
2018-19 Instructions for Application for Tuition Assistance
2018-19 Education Goals Form
2018-19 Request for Payment of Approved Tuition Assistance Award Form

Download the 2018-19 Instructions, Application, and Education Goals Forms. Submit your complete application with all required components to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the 2018-19 Instructions, Application, and Education Goals Forms. Submit your complete application with all required components to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. you have questions, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Carol Burnison, Tuition Assistance Coordinator, at 360-353-9588.

2019-20 Academic Year (June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020)

The 2019-20 Academic Year funding will provide assistance for tuition and tuition related fees to 200 Cowlitz students in accredited full-time or part-time vocational, undergraduate, and graduate programs. Funding is limited…apply today!

2019-20 Cowlitz Tuition Assistance Award Application

If you have questions or comments, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Carol Burnison, Tuition Assistance Coordinator, at 360-353-9588. 


Download the 2019-20 Application. Submit your complete application with all required components to education @ cowlitz.org.  Download the 2019-20 Application. Submit your complete application with all required components to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. you have questions, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Carol Burnison, Tuition Assistance Coordinator, at 360-353-9588.