“We see this as an opportunity to attract students who already have a connection to South Dakota back to South Dakota," said Jim Moran, USD provost and vice president of academic affairs. "This tuition incentive program encourages them to return to the state not only for a top quality education but also for their professional and work-related futures.”

Qualification is simple. If the child of an alumnus is accepted at USD his or her tuition will be at the in-state rate of $138.80 per credit hour rather than the $208.20 per credit hour paid by other out-of-state students. That's a savings of $79.60 per credit hour, which makes a 120-credit degree program cost $16,656 instead of $24,984.

"If you are already accepted at USD, give me a call at 605-658-6220 or send me an email at mark.petty@usd.edu to see whether you qualify for the child of alumni rate," said Mark Petty, dean of enrollment. "And if you haven't considered USD, we'd love to talk to you about getting a great liberal arts education for the same price as a South Dakota resident."

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