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The graph shows a few examples of the number of students  at each regional university awarded certain kinds of financial aid, according to the South Dakota Board of Regents FY 2023 Facebook.

Opportunity Scholarship gets bump in award money from legislature

Brayden Byers, Reporter March 21, 2023

A movement to increase the dollar amount for the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship has passed through the South Dakota Legislature and is waiting to be signed by Gov. Kristi Noem. House Bill 1055...

Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head

Five tips to build your credit as a college student

KELLICIA CARR, SDSU Extension volunteer February 14, 2023

There are many advantages to having good credit. Businesses might review your credit report to determine approval for a car loan, home loan, personal loan, renting an apartment or even getting a job. Additionally,...

Officials are hopeful for Bold & Blue campaign after national success

Officials are hopeful for Bold & Blue campaign after national success

Madelyn Murphy, Reporter February 14, 2023

South Dakota State University Foundation’s Bold & Blue campaign has raised 90 percent of its half-billion-dollar fundraising goal and officials are optimistic the giving will continue due to recent...

Sodexo issues refunds up to $200

Sodexo issues refunds up to $200

Jacob Boyko, News Editor November 8, 2022

Students with meal plans at South Dakota State University will receive additional flex money in their meal plans as soon as this week to help make up for limited dining hours, options and related services...

South Dakota, at last, launches freedom scholarship

South Dakota, at last, launches freedom scholarship

Greta Goede, Assistant News Editor October 18, 2022

A new South Dakota scholarship given out for the first time ever this fall has reached over $225 million in donations.  The Freedom Scholarship endowment was created in 2021 and this fall is the first...

Beth Vollan

FAFSA applications open

Shelby Lang, Reporter October 4, 2022

A federal program that can give college students up to $23,395 a year in financial aid has opened its application period. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid – or FAFSA – program began...

Lorna Wounded Head is the Family Resource Management Field Specialist at SDSU.

How to protect your financial information from scammers

ORNA SABOE-WOUNDED HEAD, Family Resource Management Field Specialist, SDSU Extension March 1, 2022

College students are a prime target for identity thieves. Scammers believe young adults are not aware of the crime and don’t know how to protect their personal information. By following a few easy-to-implement...

Lorna Wounded Head is the Family Resource Management Field Specialist at SDSU.

How to develop good saving habit

Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head, Family Resource Management Field Specialist, SDSU Extension February 8, 2022

You may feel that saving money is hard to do. Having savings set aside for unplanned expenses can help to reduce financial stress. This type of stress can get in the way of focusing on your academics....

Lorna Wounded Head is the Family Resource Management Field Specialist at SDSU.

Strategies to Save for a Goal

Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head, Family Resource Management Field Specialist, SDSU Extension February 1, 2022

Saving is a financial behavior that will always be a good habit to develop. Why you are saving will change throughout your life. There are different strategies to use depending on your savings goal.  Video...

ISSUE: Noem’s new mansion at expense of our taxes

ISSUE: Noem’s new mansion at expense of our taxes

Editorial Board November 30, 2021

A report was released by the Argus Leader announcing that Gov. Kristi Noem spent more than $68,000 of taxpayer money on decorations for the Governor’s mansion.  The reports date back to Jan. 5, 2019,...

Lorna Wounded Head is the Family Resource Management Field Specialist at SDSU.

Debt basics: What students need to know

Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head, Family Resource Management Field Specialist, SDSU Extension October 26, 2021

Debt is often considered a negative financial issue. It is important to recognize that not all debt is bad. For example, student loans are an investment in yourself, and a home mortgage helps with acquiring...

Students receive up to $1,100 through new federal grant

Students receive up to $1,100 through new federal grant

Brina Sturm, Assistant Lifestyles Editor September 14, 2021

Signed into law March 11, 2021, the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is providing $39.6 billion to institutions and students in order to ensure higher education continues during the...

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