Spokane Tribe Education Department mission statement:

To enhance the Spokane Tribe's ability to protect and maintain culture, values, and resources for the present generation and generations yet unborn by encouraging Spokane Tribal members to further their education.

Spokane Tribe Education Department objectives:

To provide financial assistance and student services to eligible Spokane Tribal Members who wish to further their education by attending institutions of higher learning or vocational training, and to acknowledge college level students based on academic achievement.

The Spokane Tribe Education Department consists of the Higher Education, Adult Vocational Training, General Education Development (GED), and Johnson O'Malley (JOM) Programs.

Please contact the local school district in regard to K-12th grade information as the local school district is separate from the Spokane Tribe Education Department and is not a Tribal Program.

For Youth Services, please check for an overview of Spokane Tribal Programs or for information regarding Youth Employment and Training as the STOI Education Department does not oversee Youth and Adult E&T.

Higher Education Program

Adult Vocational Training Program

General Education Development Program (GED)

Johnson O'Malley Program (JOM)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a degree plan and where can I get one?
A degree plan is a list of classes a student is required to take in order to complete their chosen degree. A degree plan can be found online, in the college catalog, or obtained from the student advisor.

What is a Needs Analysis Form?
This form lists your cost to attend college per academic year, it also lists your financial aid so that we are able to determine your unmet need. The Spokane Tribe Education Program covers the costs that are not covered by Financial Aid and scholarships within the allowable CAPS.
How do I know when the term is going to start?
Typically classes begin in late August for Fall and January for Winter/Spring terms each year. However the deadlines to register for credited classes are set by the college.

Why do I need a student advisor?
All students should be assigned a student advisor to help guide you and answer any questions you may have while on campus. Advisors also assist you with choosing classes and maintaining a schedule so that you are on target for graduation in a timely manner.

What if I need help with problems at the school?
If you have any questions or concerns with your college that you are unable to handle, you can call your academic advisor to answer questions, or request assistance in getting the problem resolved.

Why do I need to fill out a FAFSA?
FAFSA is federal aid that assists all eligible applicants with funding for college. It helps to reduce the amount of money that the tribe pays out toward your tuition/books, allowing for our department to assist as many Spokane Tribal Members as we can.

Financial Aid FAQ's Powerpoint

Printable documents                       


Release of Information (ROI)

This form differs from ROI enclosed in Higher Education/AVT application. This ROI allows us to release information about your higher education application to individuals listed such as a parent or a family member. Regardless of students age, we cannot release information to the parent without this consensual form signed by both the parent and listed individuals. Please find the ROI document  here                           

Scholarship Links

College Links

Other- Internships/Native Information


Micaela N. Carroll                                                  
Education Program Manager       
PO Box 358 - Wellpinit, WA 99040                                                     
Office: 509.458.8005                                     

Sasha Reuben
Outreach Coordinator
PO Box 358 - Wellpinit, WA 99404
Office: 509.458.8009

Office hours 8:00 a.m. - 4: 30  p.m. Monday thru Friday
*Tribal & Federal holidays we will also be closed for. Early closures due to road conditions, weather, etc., that the Tribe closes for we will also be closed for*.       

Facebook page

Please do not submit personal information to the Facebook page. This is merely meant for dates and deadlines and scholarship information not to inquire about application, status, etc.