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Committed to serve the Native American Community

Whether you are a high school student interested in pursuing a college degree or a working professional interested in career advancement, Grand Canyon University offers over 60 degree programs to help you meet your educational goals. Established in 1949, GCU has over a 60-year reputation for helping its students succeed. GCU has also maintained a relationship with many of the federally recognized tribes, especially among the 21 Native American tribes in Arizona!

Native American History at GCU

Native American students have an established history with GCU, including over 200 alumni and approximately 1,500 current students with a tribal affiliation.  

Whether you're a high school student, working professional or tribal leader, GCU is sure to offer a degree program that is a perfect fit for you. With Arizona representing the highest percentage of Native Americans across the nation, it is convenient to have the option to complete your program at the Phoenix campus, through our evening cohorts which meet just one evening per week, or online.

Your steps to becoming a GCU student:

  • Contact your Tribal Higher Education Office and start the process needed to successfully complete the tribe's funding program requirements. 
  • Contact GCU at 1.800.800.9776 and request to speak to a Tribal Enrollment Counselor. Please be prepared to discuss your preference to attend our Main campus, an evening cohort, or online classes. Also, be prepared to indicate your program of interest and which Native American Tribe you are affiliated with.
  • Remain in contact with your Tribal Higher Education Office through the enrollment process so you are aware of tribal scholarship and funding deadlines.

GCU has a dedicated team of university development representatives, as well as enrollment, finance and academic counselors specific to serving our tribal students. In addition, we have a Tribal Affairs Liaison who works with Tribal Higher Education offices as part of our commitment to serving the Native American communities.