Need-based financial aid program in the works for South Dakota
Monday, February 18, 2019
South Dakota is one of the only states that doesn’t offer a need-based financial aid program.
The South Dakota Board of Regents has been working on a program, Dakota’s Promise, to change that.
Dakota’s Promise is a five phase, state-funded aid program that could support 6,000 students once fully implemented. SDBOR has sent a recommendation to Gov. Dennis Daugaard to include the plan in the fiscal budget.
Josh Sorbe, a Student Government Association senator, sponsored a recommendation in support of the plan. It was passed unanimously by SGA.