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Active Duty Military Taking Distance Courses Qualify for Reduced Rate





             

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, March 29, 2018

 

Active Duty Military Taking Distance Courses Qualify for Reduced Rate

 

SPEARFISH, S.D. – Active duty service members enrolled in distance courses offered by all six public universities in South Dakota will soon qualify for a reduced tuition rate. As approved this week by the South Dakota Board of Regents, the new rate is effective beginning in the summer 2018 term.

 

The new tuition rate is $250 per credit hour, compared to a regular internet course rate of $335.

 

In December, the regents approved a pilot program offered by Dakota State University at Madison for active duty military members taking online courses. The rate was set at $250 per credit hour to equal a federal tuition assistance benefit for service members, which is capped at $250 per credit hour.

 

University officials across the state later recommended setting a consistent statewide tuition rate for active duty military students who take online courses. “Following action on the DSU pilot, finance officers at the six public universities agreed $250 per credit hour is competitive and recommended it be adopted as the rate for internet-delivered courses throughout the system,” said Monte Kramer, the regents’ system vice president of finance and administration.