Minnesota State Mankato to Honor Resident Tuition Rates to Students Affected by Recent South Dakota Decision

March 19, 2024 | News Story

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato President Edward Inch announced that Minnesota State Mankato will honor the Minnesota resident tuition rate for prospective students from South Dakota who are enrolling at the University for the fall of 2024 and are affected by the recent termination of the Minnesota-South Dakota Public Higher Education Reciprocity Agreement.

On Jan. 30, the South Dakota Board of Regents notified the Minnesota Office of Higher Education of its intent to terminate the tuition reciprocity agreement between the states beginning with the 2024-2025 academic year.

Inch said the University’s decision ensures that South Dakota students considering enrolling at Minnesota State Mankato in the fall of 2024 would not suddenly be impacted by an unexpected higher out-of-state tuition rate.

“New undergraduate students from South Dakota will still be able to enroll at Minnesota State University, Mankato in the fall of 2024 at the same tuition rate as the previous reciprocity rate,” said Inch. “They will have this rate honored until completion of their degree.”

David Jones, Minnesota State Mankato’s vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, said any University increases in tuition in future years would not exceed increases in residential rates for students from South Dakota who enroll in the fall of 2024.

In addition, Jones said, all current Minnesota State Mankato students from South Dakota will also receive the current reciprocity rate until the completion of their undergraduate degree.

For more information, please contact Brian Jones, interim assistant vice president for enrollment management at Minnesota State Mankato, by email at admissions@mnsu.edu or by phone at 507-389-2422.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,635 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 26 colleges and seven universities.

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