The Snoqualmie Tribe’s Education Department supports Tribal Member life-long learning, from cradle to elder.
Jarrod Da, Education Director
Jerry Warren, Education Assistant
P: 425.888.6551 ext. 1119
Back to School Supplemental Assistance
The Back to School Supplemental Assistance is a General Welfare program and was developed to help students with the costs associated with meeting clothing and supplemental education costs associated with attending school for Higher Education and Adult Vocational Snoqualmie Tribal Member Students and Snoqualmie Scholarship recipients.
The application is broken into two cycles. The first closed in August 2021 and the second will open for application in the month of February 2022. An application and proof of enrollment in a eligible education program are required.
Early Education (Pre-Kindergarten)
Ensure children receive essential development and learning support. Contact us for information and resources, or for assistance in enrolling in early learning programs such as Head Start.
Update 8/24/2020: Homeschooling now eligible type of schooling and up to $7,500 of the benefit can be used towards supplies and curriculum.
Support and advocacy at schools including attendance at Individualized Education Programs and disciplinary meetings.
Update 8/24/2020: Kindergarten is now eligible for homeschooling and updates have been made to homeschooling allowances for ease of access.
CCDF - Early Learning Program
The Tribe’s CCDF program can cover costs associated with the following:
- Early Learning tuition-State Licensed Center/Program/School must be under Kindergarten grade level
- Before & After School Care or Summer Camps/Care-Licensed Facility, licensed family/group home, or in home care by a relative provider
To qualify the applicant must:
- The applicant and child must reside in King, Snohomish, or Pierce county;
- The minor for which serves are being rendered must be: enrolled or a direct descendant of an enrolled member of a U.S. Federally recognized tribe;
- Minor be under the age of 13; and
- Must reapply every 16 months and utilize a provider that meets the criteria below.
To qualify the provider/school/program must:
- Be a state licensed child care or early learning program Must be willing to accept 3rd party payments by the Tribe, this program does not allow for reimbursements;
- Must be willing to provide invoices and/or timesheet;
- Payment can be issued monthly or quarterly; but cannot be issued as a yearly lump sum.
Adult Learning - UPDATED
Support for adults and elders continuing to learn and grow academically.
- Adult Vocational Training Benefit Application (PDF) – For enrolled members of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe
- Adult Vocational Training Scholarship Application (PDF) – For all Snoqualmie descendants
- Adult Educational Enrichment Activities Benefit (PDF)
- Descendancy Verification Form (PDF)
Higher Education - UPDATED
Assistance and support for those attending higher education courses, including financial aid advice and resources.
- Higher Education Benefit Application (PDF) – For enrolled members and minor biological children of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. The Education Department will now provide funding through this benefit for eligible students in Running Start programs.
- Higher Education Scholarship Application (PDF) – For all Snoqualmie descendants
- Descendancy Verification Form (PDF)
Student Loan Repayment Assistance
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe provides a one-time benefit up to $25,000 USD (Twenty-five Thousand and 00/100 U.S. Dollars) for student loan repayment assistance to adult eligible Tribal Members (18 or over) to be used towards a single transaction/lump sum payment on an outstanding student loans for tuition, the degree for which has been completed. The student loan repayment assistance benefit will be mailed directly to the lender.
Please review all the details of the program on the application prior to applying.