Scholarship support for ROTC members is typically available through the federal government. If this funding is unavailable, however, the Board of Regents has a dependable safety net. Junior and senior students who have attained the rank of senior ROTC cadet are eligible for a partial tuition waiver. This allows them to be charged 50% of the current resident tuition rate for up to four semesters. To qualify, applicants will need an established residency in South Dakota, validated senior ROTC status and satisfactory academic progress (as defined by the US Army or Air Force Cadet Command).