Iowa college students will soon get in-state tuition rates in South Dakota

Yankton, South Dakota  – Students from Iowa and several other states will soon be able to pay in-state tuition rates at South Dakota’s public universities. That state’s Board of Regents approved the new policy for the so-called South Dakota Advantage earlier this month.

Regents President Kevin Schieffer  says there’s already a reciprocity agreement with Minnesota.


He says 30-percent of students who go to South Dakota end up joining the state’s workforce upon graduation from college.

Schieffer says they have some targets to hit with incoming students from Iowa and the others.


Schieffer says the expanded policy could help control in-state tuition rates, at least that’s the goal.


The new program is for students from Iowa as well as Wyoming, North Dakota, Nebraska and Colorado. The policy begins with the 2019 summer term.



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