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Waived Application Fees During November 2023

Nov 8, 2023

During November, the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is participating in the New Mexico Higher Education Department’s “No Fee November” initiative, a month-long promotion to waive application fees for New Mexico residents in order to promote college application and enrollment. Additionally, IAIA will also be waiving fees for all applicants during November.

The fee waiver code for prospective applicants to IAIA is NOVFEE. To apply to IAIA, visit

For questions about admissions, contact the IAIA admissions office at (505) 424-2325 or reach out to Veronica Bustamante, Interim Admissions and Recruitment Director, at or (505) 424-2311.

For more information on “No Fee November,” read the press release on the New Mexico Higher Education Department website.

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We invite you to explore our degree programs and certificates to find out which program is right for you. Below are the programs we offer at IAIA.

Broadcast Journalism
Business and Entrepreneurship
Cultural Administration
Cinematic Arts & Technology
Creative Writing
Indigenous Liberal Studies
Museum Studies
Native American Art History
Native American Studies
Performing Arts
Studio Arts
Key: Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Fine Arts (AFA), Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Certificate (CT), and Online (ON)


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Institute of American Indian Arts

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is the only college in the world dedicated to the study of contemporary Native American and Alaska Native arts. IAIA offers undergraduate degrees in Cinematic Arts and Technology, Creative Writing, Indigenous Liberal Studies, Museum Studies, Performing Arts, and Studio Arts; graduate degrees in Creative Writing, Studio Arts, and Cultural Administration; and certificates in Broadcast Journalism, Business and Entrepreneurship, Museum Studies, and Native American Art History. The college serves approximately 500 full-time equivalent (FTE) Native and non-Native American students from around the globe, representing nearly a hundred federally recognized tribes. Named one of the top art institutions by UNESCO and the International Association of Art, IAIA is among the leading art institutes in our nation and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).