Regents to expand South Dakota Advantage states
South Dakota Board of Regents

The South Dakota Board of Regents is proposing to expand its resident tuition program.  By utilizing the existing South Dakota Advantage rate, the Board of Regents proposes expanding the resident tuition program to Illinois and Wisconsin at the beginning of the 2023 academic year.  These states were specifically identified as potential target markets due to their proximity to South Dakota and the level of demand for higher education. The South Dakota Advantage rate currently applies to Colorado, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wyoming students.

The Regents partnered with an education company earlier this year to study price sensitivity and enrollment patterns to help inform future tuition pricing decisions.  

Another outcome of that study was to expand the South Dakota Advantage and Child of Alumni rates to qualifying students pursuing graduate programs at state Board of Regents’ campuses.   Currently, these rates only apply to undergraduate courses. 


December 12, 2022