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Education Resources

South Dakota is home to over 20 colleges and universities, both public and private, that offer special programs and assistance to military members, veterans and their families. The links below connect you with the military service departments at higher-education institutes in South Dakota.

Veterans who have served on active duty for no less than 90 days and who were honorably discharged are classified as resident students without meeting the 12 month residency requirement as stated in South Dakota law 13-53-29.1.

Augustana University

Black Hills State University

Dakota State University

Dakota Wesleyan University

Globe University

Lake Area Technical Institute

Mitchell Technical Institute

Mount Marty College

National American University

Northern State University

Ogalala Lakota College – Please call Leslia Mesteth in the Registrar’s office at (605) 455-6033.

Presentation College

Sinte Gleska University

Sioux Falls Seminary

Sisseton Wahpeton College

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

South Dakota State University

Southeast Technical Institute

University of Sioux Falls

University of South Dakota

Western Dakota Technical Institute

Starting or returning to school can be a difficult process; below are some links to help you find support and services that can help you in that process.

Back to School: Guide to Academic Success After Traumatic Brain Injury

VA G.I. Bill Comparison tool

Understanding your Education Benefits

The US Servicemember’s Guide to Academic Programs and Aid

National Military Family Association: Military Spouse Scholarships

Chase Military Scholarship for Servicemembers and their Dependents

New Scholarship for the Children of Some Deceased veterans

FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship

Scholarship Finder