School Operations & Management Services

The Indigenous Education Unit allocates State funding and provides assistance to public school districts that educate Native American children residing on reservations throughout the State. It also administers the New York State Indian Aid program, which provides funding for Native American students attending postsecondary schools.

NYS Indian Aid Program Information

Please note … that our address has changed to:


New York State Education Department

Indigenous Education Unit

Room 1075 EBA

 89 Washington Ave

Albany, New York 12234

Information About the New York State Indian Aid Program

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the Program

New Application for New York State Indian Aid PDF ICon
(To apply for aid for the first time)

Request Form for New York State Indian Aid PDF ICon
(For those who have been approved and have received aid at least once)

FERPA Release Form PDF ICon

Last Updated: August 8, 2022