Students heading back to college this fall will save thousands in interest charges on their loans after they graduate once President Barack Obama signs into law a rare bipartisan compromise.
Interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford student loans doubled on Monday, from 3.4 to 6.8 percent after Congress left for its July Fourth break without reaching a deal. It'll cost the average college student an extra $2,600 in interest unless it's reversed.
Northern State University is dropping golf, tennis and a student service program and shifting the money for those programs to other priorities.
A professor of civil and environmental engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology plans to give something back now that he's retiring.
Cargill Inc. has donated $580,000 to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology's chemical and biological engineering department.
Students in Spearfish are set to get more than $230,000 in new technology next school year.
South Dakota college students will be paying more for their education. The state Board of Regents approved a 4.4 percent tuition hike effective this summer.
Before time runs out in Pierre, lawmakers are looking for ways to increase the state's investment in education.
Augustana today announced that alumni Jim and Myrna Wylie have made a gift of more than $570,000 to the College, a portion of which will be used to support the new science center project.
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