Nonresident Tuition Programs

South Dakota Advantage

In South Dakota, we want to ensure our Midwest neighbors see and experience everything our public universities and state offers. By extending our resident tuition rate to our Dakota Advantage states, we’re already rolling out the welcome mat! See who’s included:






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SDBOR to Expand South Dakota Advantage States

The South Dakota Board of Regents (BOR) approved extending the South Dakota Advantage rate to Minnesota residents beginning this summer. Regents also supported the addition of Kansas and Missouri to the South Dakota Advantage program. This existing tuition initiative targets nearby states with a demand for higher education and offers South Dakota resident rates to new out-of-state students. Offering competitive tuition rates to students in neighboring states has proven successful for BOR universities.

South Dakota Minnesota Reciprocity

Did you know that students in Minnesota have access to a reciprocity program established by the legislature in 1978? The Board determines the program rates every year based on the current agreement. Based on the agreement, the visiting students pay the higher amount between their home-state tuition and fees or the tuition and fees of the campus they attend.

Questions on this program?

Contact Wendy Geidel
MN/SD Reciprocity Coordinator

Western Undergraduate Exchange

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE); includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Undergraduate residents of these states qualify for the WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) tuition rate.

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Tuition Rates and Fee Schedule

Investing in education is an important decision, and the South Dakota Board of Regents is committed to providing you with transparent and detailed information about tuition costs, fees, and available financial aid opportunities. Here, you’ll find everything you need to plan for your educational journey, from understanding the breakdown of expenses to exploring scholarship options and financial aid programs.