Service members actively participating in the Reserves or National Guard may be eligible for special education benefits and tuition rates.
South Dakota Tuition Rates
The South Dakota Board of Regents establishes tuition rates for all South Dakota public universities. The 2022-2023 tuition rate for National Guard members attending Northern State University courses are:
On-Campus Guard STA $126.95 per credit hour
Off-Campus Guard STA $227.85 per credit hour
On-Campus Guard STA $166.65 per credit hour
Off-Campus Guard STA $470.45 per credit hour
NOTE – National Guard Members must apply for South Dakota state tuition assistance each term using the South Dakota Tuition Assistance link below.
Military Tuition Assistance Programs
Department of Defense (DOD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) - The DOD website provides general information about the Military Tuition Assistance Program and lists Education Institutions approved to participate in the TA Programs.
Tuition Assistance (TA) Decide – School Name Field - enter Northern State University or 00346600
US Military Services Tuition Assistance (MTA) Programs
US Navy – Tuition Assistance (TA)/Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) - Reservists may be eligible if on active duty.
US Coast Guard - MyCG – Reservists may be eligible if on active duty.
South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs Education Benefits
South Dakota Tuition Assistance (STA)
South Dakota Air/Army National Guard - SDCL 33-6-5 - 33-6-8.1 Provides that Guard members, who meet the requirements for admission, are eligible for a 100 percent reduction in tuition charges at any state supported school for undergraduate programs up to 128 credits and graduate programs up to 32 credits.
US Department of Veteran Affairs Education Benefits
Educational and Career Counseling – Chapter 36 - Personalized Career Planning and Guidance (PCPG), or VA Chapter 36, offers free educational and career guidance, planning, and resources to Veterans and their dependents who are eligible for a VA education benefit.