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$20 in your pocket: BHSU waiving application fee at Downtown Friday Nights

Author: BHSU Communications/Thursday, July 12, 2018/Categories: Events, Students, Alumni, College of Business and Natural Sciences, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, Community, Events, Staff, Bill Payment, 2018

Black Hills State University will waive the application fee for all new students who apply for admission to the University during Downtown Friday Nights in Spearfish.

“If you stop by our booth and apply that night, we’ll waive your $20 application fee,” said Beth Oaks, director of admissions.

A laptop will be available for online applications as well as paper applications.

“The application is short and easy,” said Oaks.

And there is great potential for saving much more than $20. Oaks says scholarships are still available to incoming students especially students from the local region who are involved in We The People, High School Honors, and High School Debate.

“We are very appreciative of being part of the Spearfish community and are waiving the application fee to provide extra incentive to local students to see all that BHSU has to offer,” said Oaks.

The $20 waived application fee at Downtown Friday Nights is valid for BHSU students taking classes at both the Spearfish and BHSU-Rapid City locations.

Classes begin Aug. 20 and it’s not too late to enroll. Learn more by contacting BHSU Admissions at or call 605-642-6343. There is a team of helpful admissions representatives ready to answer any questions and help get students set up for fall classes.

About BHSU
Black Hills State University is a masters-level state university with 4,200 students. The campus leads the region in sustainability efforts and maintains top academic programs in business (AACSB Accredited), exercise science, natural sciences, social sciences, the arts, mass communication, health sciences and education. The University, founded in 1883, is located in the northern Black Hills, a region abundant with outdoor activity and culture. Spearfish, S.D., is recognized as one of the top 10 most livable small towns in the USA and has also been recognized nationally for outdoor recreational opportunities. A second location, BHSU-RC, was recently established in Rapid City, the state’s second largest city. BHSU, a member of NCAA Division II athletics, offers 14 sports. BHSU has a legacy of champion rodeo teams.

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