Minnesota/South Dakota Reciprocity Agreement

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Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. In 2013, there were 3,180 Minnesota residents enrolled in South Dakota institutions under this program.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be an incoming or current undergraduate or graduate student.
  3. Must be a resident of Minnesota.
  4. Must plan to attend an eligible South Dakota public college or university.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This program is open to Minnesota undergraduate and graduate students who are planning to attend a public college or university in South Dakota. The program allows students to pay a reduced tuition rate.

Application requirements for the Minnesota/South Dakota Reciprocity Agreement are:

  • Application form
Additional Information: Minnesota has agreements with neighboring states to provide lower tuition for Minnesota residents to attend public colleges and universities in those states. This is called reciprocity. Typically, non-resident admission fees and tuition are reduced (or eliminated) under a reciprocity agreement. If the student is a Minnesota resident, he/she is eligible for reciprocity if he/she attends any South Dakota public college or university. If the student is a South Dakota resident, he/she is eligible if he/she attends any Minnesota public college or university.

Award Amount: This award provides reduced out-of-state tuition options at an eligible South Dakota public college or university. A student attending South Dakota State University, the University of South Dakota, or another South Dakota public four-year school pays the same tuition and fees as if he/she were attending a similar Minnesota school. A student attending a South Dakota technical school in Watertown, Mitchell, Sioux Falls, or Rapid City pays the South Dakota resident tuition and fee rate (students should contact the school directly for residency and tuition rates). A student attending a professional program at the University of South Dakota pays no more than 150 percent of the South Dakota resident tuition and fee rate. Reciprocity benefits will be automatically renewed each year as long as the student continues to attend an eligible school and earned credits in the previous 12 months from the same school.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $3,306.

About Minnesota Office of Higher Education:
Contact Information: Phil, Communications
Address: 1450 Energy Park Drive Suite 350 Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108-5227

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