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 South 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

The reciprocity agreement between South Dakota and Minnesota is not being renewed for the academic year 2024 – 2025. New Minnesota students enrolling at a BOR universities beginning in Summer 2024 will receive the in-state rate, which is a better rate than they would have received under the reciprocity agreement. For students currently enrolled under the existing reciprocity agreement, the process for setting reciprocal rates will remain in effect as they work towards completing their degree(s).

New South Dakota students looking to enroll at an institution in Minnesota starting in Fall 2024 will be charged the rate set by Minnesota for those students.  South Dakota has no part in setting rates for South Dakota students attending Minnesota institutions.

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.