Tuition Benefit of the MN Reciprocity Program
SD Resident: $8,235
MN/SD Reciprocity: $8,680
Minnesota has agreements with neighboring states to provide lower tuition for Minnesota residents to attend public colleges and universities in those states. This is called reciprocity. Typically, non-resident admission fees and tuition are reduced (or eliminated) if you're a reciprocity student.
Minnesota's reciprocity agreement with South Dakota covers nearly all students, including full-time, part-time, undergraduate, graduate, and professional (some professional programs are excluded).
If you are a Minnesota resident, you are eligible for reciprocity benefits if you attend the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. This means that non-resident admission fees and tuition are reduced for undergraduate and graduate students. Your tuition and fees will be about the same as if you were attending a similar MN school.
Reciprocity tuition rates are reviewed yearly, so students should directly contact SDSM&T to determine the exact tuition rate. Students should apply for admission and then apply for reciprocity directly to SDSM&T. As long as you are continuously enrolled, your reciprocity benefits will automatically be renewed. In certain cases, SDSM&T may choose not to renew reciprocity benefits if you are no longer considered a Minnesota resident.
Find more information at
Minnesota Office of Higher Education