User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


53° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

SD Students May Pay More For College

March 31, 2010, 4:57 PM by Katie Janssen

State budget cuts to higher education in South Dakota will likely translate into higher tuition costs for college students.

College students are just learning about the possible increases. While some say they're expected given the current economy, others are uneasy, knowing they may have to make some sacrifices to stay in school.

University Center student Trisha Herr just found out that she may be paying more for school in the near future.

"I'm very nervous about that,” Herr said. “I'm barely making it the way it is."

She's studying to be a physician's assistant and has two kids at home, so she doesn't have time for a job. It's a typical situation for students at University Center, and Herr says it'll be especially difficult for students here to absorb a tuition increase.

"I have less than a year left to my bachelor's degree, but then I have two years of grad school after. I'm just going to have to cut corners everywhere," Herr said.

Students at public universities pay $253 per credit, so being a full-time student costs at least $3,000 per semester. Tuition goes up a little bit every year, based on the rate of inflation, but the Board of Regents is considering an even higher increase.

Some say it's not totally unexpected.

"I don't think it'll affect the decision to go to school in South Dakota that much. People already expect higher education costs the way it is," University Center student Brandon Johnson said.

"At USD, we've had a couple professors jump to other jobs because they're afraid of getting cut, so we kind of saw it coming,” Jaime Spomer, also a student at U.C., said.  “But it's disappointing because school's hard enough to get funding for as it is."

The Board of Regents will decide on a tuition increase in the next week or two.

Previous Story

Next Story


Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

ISIS 'Kill List' Said To Include Target In Rapid City

3/24/2015 2:30 PM

CBS News confirms ISIS has a target in South Dakota.

Full Story
Family: Crow Creek BIA Superintendent Stabbed At His Office

3/25/2015 4:36 PM

An investigation is underway into the stabbing of the Crow Creek BIA Superintendent.

Full Story
Empire Mall Burger King Closes

3/22/2015 2:30 PM

The Burger King inside The Empire Mall in Sioux Falls is closing Sunday, March 22.

Full Story
Four Arrested On Drug Charges, Accused Of Making Hashish Oil

3/23/2015 1:32 PM

Four people are accused of making drugs just a block away from from the Clay County sheriff's office.

Full Story
Huron Man Dies In Rollover Crash

3/22/2015 11:42 AM

A Huron man was killed Saturday morning in a rollover crash at the intersection of 216th Street and SD Highway 45 in Hand County, near Miller.

Full Story


Events