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13-55-11Free tuition and fees for visually impaired persons--Credit hours to which entitled--Qualifying degree of impairment.

Any visually impaired resident of this state who possesses the entrance requirements for admission to any educational institution of the state under supervision of the State Board of Regents shall be permitted to enter and pursue any course of study offered by such institution without payment of tuition, library fees, registration fees, or any other fees that other students are required to pay directly to such institution until he or she has received two hundred twenty-five semester hours of credit or its equivalent. Any person shall be deemed to be visually impaired within the meaning of this section who cannot, with use of correcting glasses, see sufficient to perform ordinary activities for which eyesight is essential.

Source: SL 1939, ch 52, §§ 1, 2; SL 1957, ch 48; SDC Supp 1960, § 15.0717-1; SL 1970, ch 110, § 1.

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