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SD Board of Regents raises tuition again, students to feel the increase

University of South Dakota students will be experiencing more strain on their wallets as the South Dakota Board of Regents approved a raise of tuition and required fees by 6.5 percent March 29.

The financial impact? Students within the South Dakota public university system will pay an average increase of $463.97 per year. For undergraduate students at USD, BOR approved differential tuition rates requiring USD, South Dakota State University and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology students to pay more per credit hour compared to the three other regental universities.

According to the BOR, in-state undergraduate students taking 30 credit hours next year will pay $7,563.67 for tuition and two required fees.

Last year, tuition and mandatory fees within the six public universities increased by an average 6.9 percent.