SDCL 33-6-5 - 33-6-8.1 Provides for Guard members, who meet the requirements for admission, are eligible for a fifty percent (50%) reduction in tuition charges at any state supported school
for undergraduate programs up to 128 credits and graduate programs up to 32 credits.
one program of study, approved by the state Board of Education, at any state vocational school
upon payment of fifty percent (50%) of the tuition charges.
The receipt of federal educational benefits does not
affect eligibility for this program. To qualify the guardmember must:
- Be a resident of this state and a member of the SD Army or Air Guard throughout each semester or vocational program for which he or she applies for benefits
- Have completed required active duty for training
- Attend 90% of drills and training periods and maintain a satisfactory academic grade level
- Provide proper notice to the institution at time of registration for the term in which benefits are sought.