SD Board of Regents
306 East Capitol Ave
Suite 200
Pierre, SD 57501
605 773 3455
Reduced Tuition - Minnesota Residency

Background Information:


The South Dakota Board of Regents and the Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board maintain a tuition reciprocity agreement.  Minnesota students will be charged the current tuition rate established through this agreement (see SDCL 13-53B-1). 



  • This special tuition rate applies only to state-support courses - for the most part, these are campus-based and involve face-to-face instruction.  It does not apply to self-support courses - those offered at learning centers and other off-campus locations or entail distance learning. 
  • The regental system employs a standard fee structure; state of residency does not factor into calculation of fees. 




For this particular program, no formal application is required.  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 follow-up questions pertaining to your status, please contact the specified office at your chosen university:

  • Black Hills State University - Spearfish:  Admissions:  (605)642-6343
  • Dakota State University - Madison:  Admissions:  (605)256-5139
  • Northern State University - Aberdeen:  JoEllen Lindner, Student Affairs/Enrollment Services: (605)626-2544
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology - Rapid City:  Toni Schauer, Registrar and Academic Services Office:  (605)394-2400
  • South Dakota State University - Brookings:  Joella Anderson, Student Affairs:  (605)688-6328
  • The University of South Dakota - Vermillion:  Registrar's Office:  (605)677-5339