Returning students may have to provide an updated application, program agreement and eligibility documentation. If you are a returning student who has been out of school since 2001, you will need to update your file with new tribal documentation dated no earlier than January 2010. Please check with the UMS North American Indian Waiver Office at 207-581-1417 with questions about your return.
Original documentation is required and it is the applicant’s responsibility to obtain clear documentation that proves membership to descendancy to a Wabanaki tribal member. (See Determining Eligibility to learn what documentation is required for your classification – Members of Maine Tribes, Members of Other tribes, Descendants of Wabanaki).
The University of Maine System North American Indian Waiver and Room & Board Grant Office, located at the Wabanaki Center, is able to assist new applicants with any questions they may have about the University and inform applicants of what services are available and how to access them.
You may make an appointment with the Waiver Coordinator at the UMS Native American Indian Waiver and Educational Program, and Room & Board Grant Office at the Wabanaki Center by calling 207-581-1417. During your appointment, we will tell you about the services available to you, and assist you with any questions that you may have about the University.
A reasonable time frame for consideration of the program is as follows:
Each applicant is responsible for all their original documentation. The UMS N.A.W.E.P and Room & Board Grant Office will not consider any documentation not provided by the applicant.