Established in 1998 in Mount Pleasant Michigan, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College (SCTC) is open to anyone, not just tribal members. SCTC offers 2 year Associate of Arts programs in Liberal Arts, Business, and Native American Studies. The college is fully accredited and offers financial aid through Pell Grants, the Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP), Michigan Tuition Waiver Program, Tribal Scholarships, and other sources.
SCTC degrees are structured primarily to allow students to transfer to baccalaureate programs at 4 year colleges and universities. The school maintains small class sizes of 25 students or less at a very affordable cost. Tuition for the 2013/2014 school year is $60 per credit hour with an additional $25 per credit hour student fee. According to the SCTC website, this compares very favorably with Mid-Michigan Community College’s $171 per credit hour and Central Michigan University’s $363 per credit hour. SCTC has no on campus housing at this time.
By any standard SCTC is small in size. In 2013 the graduating class was under 25 students. The small student population allows the school to better focus on its central mission to educate the whole person in a nurturing environment. SCTC is built on Native American cultural values including truth, wisdom, bravery, humility, respect, love, and honesty.
These values are reflected in the SCTC Student Services Center that not only provides personal attention to course selection and academic advice, but also offers a full range of tutoring services available to students seven days a week, including evenings.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $25 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $1,400-$1,700 for both state residents and nonresidents
- For part-time students, charges are between $60-$72 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||88%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||88%||$6,299|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College.
- Nebraska Indian Community College in Macy, NE (263 miles away)
- Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College in Baraga, MI (286 miles away)