Child of Alumnus/Alumni


Background Information


The regental system values its graduates; consequently, the Board of Regents devised a tuition program for undergraduate students who are children of alumni.  Eligibility requirements include the following:

  • One or both parents graduated from a regental university (Black Hills State University, Dakota State University, Northern State University, South Dakota School of Mines, South Dakota State University, and/or University of South Dakota)
  • Residency in a state other than South Dakota
  • Additional eligibility criteria differ between institutions and may be obtained by contacting the Admissions Office of the university the student plans to attend.


  • The special tuition rate applies only to state support courses – primarily those courses that are campus-based, centers and involve face-to-face instruction.
  • The regental system employs a standard fee structure; state of residence does not factor into calculation of fees. 




To expedite the application/approval process, a short section specific to this program has been incorporated into the Undergraduate Application for Admission; no separate application is required.  Eligibility will be confirmed when the application is processed.