American Indian College Fund Releases College-Going Guidebook

A new resource is available to help American Indian students navigate the college admission process.

Native Pathways: A College-Going Guidebook was released this spring by the American Indian College Fund. The organization is asking counselors and others for help getting the free publication into the hands of students.

The 57-page booklet—developed through the College Fund’s successful Native Pathways to College Program—includes information on preparing for higher education, applying to schools, and paying for college. It also includes tips to help students get their college career off to the right start.

“This culturally-relevant guide was developed to empower Native students to prepare, plan, and successfully take the first steps of their higher education journey—with their identity firmly in hand,” according to the guide’s creators. “…With contributions from Native graduates, professionals, and artists, this familiar platform presents voices that inspire, while creating a foundation for future success.”

Download the guide and read how higher education is strengthening Native communities in NACAC’s Journal of College Admission.

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