SD Board of Regents
306 East Capitol Ave
Suite 200
Pierre, SD 57501
605 773 3455
Reduced Tuition - Persons 65 Years of Age and Older

Background Information:


Senior citizens who are residents of South Dakota are eligible to receive a greatly reduced tuition rate.  To qualify, you must be at least 65 years of age or will celebrate your 65th birthday during the calendar year of enrollment.  The reduction in the cost of tuition is equal to 75%.  See additional notes below:

  • This reduction in assessment of cost applies only to tuition, not to fees.
  • The program allows for either undergraduate or graduate course work.
  • Courses of interest must entail face-to-face instruction provided on a main university campus (that is, coded as state support).  Courses that are offered at learning centers or other off-campus locations and those that entail distance learning are not included in this program. 

Application Process:


For this particular program, you do not need to submit a formal application.  Eligibility is determined based on information provided on the application for undergraduate admission; approval is automatically conferred at the point of processing and then documented in the student information system. 

For any questions pertaining to your status, please contact the specified office at your chosen university:

  • Black Hills State University - Spearfish:  Admissions:  642-6343
  • Dakota State University - Madison:  Cashier's Office:  256-5271
  • Northern State University - Aberdeen:  Admissions:  626-7600
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology - Rapid City:  Admissions:  394-2414
  • South Dakota State University - Brookings:  Michelle Kuebler, Admissions:  688-4121
  • The University of South Dakota - Vermillion:  Registrar's Office:  677-5339