33-6-5.5. Member tuition benefit--In-state, private, nonprofit postsecondary institution--Participation--Estimate submission.

Any private, nonprofit postsecondary institution located in this state, recognized as an exempt organization under 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3) as of January 1, 2024, and authorized to provide educational programs pursuant to chapter 13-48, may participate in the state's tuition benefit program for members of the South Dakota National Guard. To participate in the program, the institution must agree to accept the amount of the state tuition benefit for an undergraduate degree program under § 33-6-5 or for a graduate degree program under § 33-6-5.1 and the amount of any federal tuition benefit as full and complete payment of tuition for any student who meets the institution's admission requirements and the eligibility requirements of § 33-6-7. The participating institution shall collect the tuition benefit on behalf of an eligible student by submitting a request for payment to the Department of the Military on a form prescribed by the department. The department shall send the tuition benefit to the institution within sixty days of receiving the request for payment.

Each participating institution shall submit an estimate of the total number of students who will be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, pursuant to this section, at the institution and eligible for the state tuition benefit to the department annually by July first.

Source: SL 2024, ch 123, § 1.