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Tuition reciprocity for South Dakota students to end at U of M

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The University of Minnesota campus

College-bound South Dakota students will no longer receive tuition reciprocity with the University of Minnesota system.

This comes after the South Dakota Board of Regents ended a similar agreement for Minnesota students in favor of including the state in the South Dakota Advantage program.

However, interim UM president Jeff Ettinger said it won’t be an immediate change.

“Currently enrolled students are grandfathered in - we are thus committed to ensuring that current South Dakota students will have their reciprocity rates continued through their graduation," Ettinger said. "Because this news comes so late in the admissions cycle going forward, we are planning to allow South Dakota undergrads who enter in the fall of 2024 to pay the reciprocity rate as well.”

The UM system is a popular destination for the state’s students, particularly graduates from the Sioux Falls School District.

C.J. Keene is a Rapid City-based journalist covering the legal system, education, and culture