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Veterans Affairs at BHSU

Tuition Reduction

Black Hills State University offers reduced tuition rates for all current and active military men and women enrolled in courses at the University Center-Rapid City (UC-RC).

The reduced tuition rate will begin in January 2015.

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The Veterans' Services at BHSU are extended to current members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces as well as their dependents. Our staff will aid in researching and receiving education benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the State of South Dakota, as well as state/federal organizations. We are here to offer a place for independent study and a safe atmosphere where veterans can feel free to share military experiences.

At BHSU, we offer over 60 degree programs including associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees with options to participate in classes from multiple locations including Spearfish, Rapid City, Souix Falls, Yankton, and online. BHSU is a VA approved school, and a member of the Service Members Opportunity College consortium. BHSU is proud to have been named a Military Friendly School by the G.I. Jobs magazine every year since 2011. 

The Veterans' Services office is located within the Student Success Center in Woodburn Hall. 

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BHSU approved to offer reduced tuition rate for military at the University Center-Rapid City

Black Hills State University has been approved to offer a pilot program with reduced tuition rates for all current and active military men and women enrolled in courses at the University Center-Rapid City (UC-RC).


BHSU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Tea at Three discussion series

Black Hills State University hosts a “Tea at Three” discussion series to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.  The next discussion topic, The Search for Ethnic Identity, will be held Oct. 8 followed by Honoring Latino Veterans on Oct. 15.  Both discussions are open to the public and will begin at 3 p.m. in BHSU’s Jonas Hall room 105.  

BHSU assistant professor donates artwork to newly remodeled Student Vets Center
Jace DeCory, a long-time assistant professor of history and American Indian studies at BHSU, donated artwork to the Student Veteran Center, in honor of her late husband Sam DeCory. Sam was a 1984 BHSU graduate and served in the 5th Special Forces Green Beret.
BHSU honors Student Veteran Center at grand re-opening
The Black Hills State University Student Veterans Center celebrated its grand re-opening yesterday with a public ceremony in the Student Union.

The on-campus student veteran facility was recently remodeled with a $75,000 Veteran Services Higher Education Grant from the South Dakota Governor’s Office.

BHSU named Military Friendly School for fifth consecutive year
Black Hills State University was named to the 2015 list of Military Friendly Schools by Victoria Media, a veteran-owned company and publisher of GI Jobsmagazine.

Enrollment increases at Black Hills State University
Enrollment at Black Hills State University is up slightly this fall with a total of 4,489 students.
BHSU Student Vet Center to host grand re-opening
The Black Hills State University Student Veteran Center will hold a grand re-opening from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 24 in the BHSU David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union, lower level.
RSVP group at Black Hills State University serves up sweet treats for vets on Patriot Day
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Black Hills State University served cookies to veterans in honor of Patriot Day on Sept. 11.
BHSU Dean of Students receives national ESGR 2014 Patriot Award
Dr. Mike Isaacson, Dean of Students at Black Hills State University, was awarded the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) 2014 Patriot Award on Monday for his outstanding leadership to National Guard and Reserve employees.
BHSU students present summer research at symposium in Pierre

Three Black Hills State University students presented summer research projects at the South Dakota Undergraduate Research Symposium in Pierre last month.

More than 100 undergraduate students from universities across the nation presented at the symposium, which was sponsored by the South Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and National Science Foundation.