33-6-7. Member tuition benefit--Eligibility.

To be eligible for one hundred percent of in-state resident tuition without cost or reimbursement, a national guard member shall:

(1)    Be a member of the South Dakota Army National Guard Unit or Air National Guard Unit throughout each semester or vocational program for which the member applies for benefits;

(2)    Have satisfactorily completed required initial basic training;

(3)    Have satisfactorily performed duty upon return from basic training, including a minimum ninety percent attendance on scheduled drill dates and at annual training with the member's parent unit;

(4)    Maintain satisfactory academic progress; and

(5)    Provide proper notice to the institution at the time of registration for the term in which the benefits are sought.

Source: SL 1975, ch 147, § 3; SL 1981, ch 253; SL 1985, ch 269, § 2; SL 2004, ch 222, § 1; SL 2023, ch 110, § 6.

Effective July 1, 2024

SDLRC - Codified Law 33-6-7 - Member tuition benefit--Eligibility.

33-6-7. Member tuition benefit--Eligibility.

To be eligible for a tuition benefit under § 33-6-5, 33-6-5.1, 33-6-6, or 33-6-5.6, an individual must:

(1)    Be a member of the South Dakota Army National Guard Unit or Air National Guard Unit throughout each semester or vocational program for which the member applies for benefits;

(2)    Have satisfactorily completed required initial basic training;

(3)    Have satisfactorily performed duty upon return from basic training, including a minimum ninety percent attendance on scheduled drill dates and at annual training with the member's parent unit;

(4)    Maintain satisfactory academic progress; and

(5)    Provide proper notice to the institution at the time of registration for the term in which the benefits are sought.

Source: SL 1975, ch 147, § 3; SL 1981, ch 253; SL 1985, ch 269, § 2; SL 2004, ch 222, § 1; SL 2023, ch 110, § 6; SL 2024, ch 123, § 3.