SD Board of Regents add three states to their Advantage rate program

PIERRE, S.D.(KELO)- Add three more states to the South Dakota Board of Regents’ Advantage rate program.

Minnesota, Kansas and Missouri students are now approved for in-state tuition rates.

Regents President Tim Rave calls the program a win-win.

Rave says the hope is that when the students graduate they’ll stay, work and raise a family in South Dakota.

University officials are excited about actions by the board of regents to expand the Advantage Tuition Rate program.

Regents President Tim Rave says that will help head off the problem of declining enrollments facing most of the nation’s colleges and universities.

The South Dakota Board of Regents is building the student base for the future.

Regents President Tim Rave says they also approved a 50-percent tuition break for state employees to enroll in online courses.

The tuition reductions take effect next month for state employees, and next summer for the non-resident program.