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Green Square Means In-State Tuition is Least Difficult Diffculty

The differences between in-state tuition and out-of-state tuition at Universities in South Dakota is tiny!  It’s not nothing, but it’s little enough to make the effort required to earn in-state status not worth it for most people.  So if you’re looking for a super-affordable out-of-state school, South Dakota might be for you.  Move there are you’ll effectively be paying close to in-state tuition instantly and automatically.


South Dakota Reciprocity Agreements:

South Dakota is a member state of the Midwest Student Exchange Program which is a limited regional reciprocity agreement among select Midwestern States. Favorable college tuition rates in nearby states are sometimes possible through reciprocity although many restrictions apply.

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See Tuition Reciprocity Agreements Overpromise & Under-Deliver


University-Specific Overviews Below:

Below please find links to in-state overviews for select universities in South Dakota. If your college is not highlighted, then please consider buying a University-Specific Nutshell Report or see all available university-specific in-state overviews.


Popular Universities in South Dakota:

South Dakota State University-Brookings

University of South Dakota-Vermillion


Other Universities in South Dakota:

Black Hills State University-Spearfish
Dakota State University-Madison
Northern State University-Aberdeen
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota-Vermillion
South Dakota School of Mines & Tech-Rapid City

Every College in South Dakota Is Unique

Just as every state has its own in-state regulations, each college in the state has its own interpretations. Learn everything important about how to actually earn in-state tuition at the university in South Dakota you’re most interested in.

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University-Specific Nutshell Report

Everything important you need to know about actually earning in-state at your university.