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Residency by Aboriginal Right for American Indian/Native American Students

Students who are enrolled members of federally recognized tribes of Oregon or who are enrolled members of a Native American tribe which had traditional and customary tribal boundaries that included parts of the state of Oregon or which had ceded or reserved lands within the state of Oregon shall be assessed resident tuition regardless of their state of residence.


Students seeking to be assessed resident tuition under the provisions of this rule shall submit a photocopy of tribal enrollment which documents current tribal membership, or other official document, or a letter that provides evidence of current tribal membership. This information shall be submitted to the Office of Admissions

Recognized Tribes


  1. Burns Paiute
  2. Confederated tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw
  3. Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
  4. Confederated tribes of Siletz
  5. Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation
  6. Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
  7. Coquille Indian Tribe
  8. Cow Creek band of Umpqua Indians
  9. Klamath Tribes


  1. Benton Paiute
  2. Big Bend Rancheria
  3. Big Lagoon Rancheria
  4. Blue Lake Rancheria
  5. Bridgeport Indian Colony
  6. Cedarville Rancheria
  7. Fort Bidwell Indian Tribe
  8. Hoopa Valley tribe
  9. Karuk Tribe of California
  10. Likely Rancheria
  11. Lookout Rancheria
  12. Lytton Rancheria
  13. Melochundum Band of Tolowa Indians
  14. Montgomery Creek Rancheria
  15. Pit River Tribe
  16. Quartz Valley Indian Community
  17. Redding Rancheria
  18. Roaring Creek Rancheria
  19. Smith River Rancheria
  20. Susanville Rancheria
  21. Tolowa-Tutuni Tribe
  22. Winnemucca Colony
  23. XL Ranch


  1. Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho
  2. Shoshoni-Bannock Tribes


  1. Duck Valley Shoshone-Paiute
  2. Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe
  3. Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone
  4. Lovelock Paiute Tribe
  5. Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
  6. Summit Lake Paiute Tribe
  7. Walker River Paiute Tribe
  8. Winnemucca Indian Colony
  9. Yerington Paiute Tribe


  1. Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma


  1. Chehalis Tribe
  2. Colville Confederated Tribes
  3. Quinault Indian Nation
  4. Shoalwater Bay Tribe
  5. Yakama Indian Nation

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