ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University students who reside in South
Dakota will not see their tuition rise this fall.
The same is true for resident students who attend other public universities in the state, thanks to action by Gov. Dennis Daugaard and the state Legislature. The South Dakota Board of Regents took action last week to set the tuition and fee schedule for the 2014-15 academic year.
The nearly $4 million included in the Board of Regents’ base budget for the coming year allows public universities to hold the line on state-support tuition and mandatory fees for resident students, as well as program and delivery fees. This does not apply to non-resident tuition rates or to self-supported tuition rates paid at off-campus centers and for distance-delivered courses.
“State policymakers recognized the importance of providing a higher education to all eligible South Dakotans, while keeping cost at an affordable level,” said Regents President Dean M. Krogman. “We applaud these efforts and thank state policymakers for their work on behalf of the public university system and its students.”
NSU President James Smith said the tuition freeze is great news for the university and its students.
“A significant number of our students rely on financial aid and hold jobs while maintaining a full courseload, so a tuition break like this will be immensely beneficial to them,” Smith said. “We greatly appreciate the cooperative efforts of the regents, the Legislature and the governor in making this happen for our students.”