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(SD)-SD Regents Approve Resident Tuition For Neb Residents

By: John Axtell Posted at: 12/07/2017 12:47 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved several tuition programs that will start next fall and are aimed at recruiting students from outside the state.

      The regents normally set tuition in March, but say that acting now on the specialized rates will give the school more time to recruit attendees from nearby states. .
    Regents President Bob Sutton says the6 state schools are continuing to look for new opportunities to grow enrollments and better utilize the capacity of existing campus facilities, so bringing in more non-resident students helps lower costs for all students and helps grow the South Dakota workforce.

      Sutton says the biggest of the new tuition programs grants first-time freshmen and transfers from Nebraska the equivalent of the resident tuition rate for who attend 5 of the 6 state schools.

      The exception is Black Hills State, which is getting a similar program for new students from Colorado and Montana.

     A new program at the School of Mines will provide resident tuition  First-time freshmen and new transfers from Colorado at the School of Mines with at least a 27 ACT score and 3.5 GPA will be eligible for resident tuition

     At the USD School of Law, the regents approved offering the equivalent of resident tuition rates to high-achieving law school students with a LSAT examination score of 155 or higher.


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