Veterans Affairs at BHSU

Veterans Affairs at BHSU

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're here to offer a place for independent study and a safe atmosphere where veterans can feel free to share military experiences.


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

The reduced rate is $250.00 per credit hour. The federal government currently provides federal tuition assistance up to a maximum of $250 per credit hour to military students, so this reduced rate will cover the full cost of a military student’s education.



Black Hills State University (BHSU) has partnered with the Community College of the Air Force to provide Active Duty members online general education classes.   If you're an Active Duty service member in the Air Force and would like to pursue your Associates Degree through CCAF you can take your general education classes through BHSU.  If you're interested go to our GEM web page to apply.

Troops to Teachers

Find out more if you are interested in teaching, preparing to teach, or are currently teaching. This program includes a $5,000 stipend, a $10,000 bonus, and assists current teachers in obtaining additional endorsements. Learn more...


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From Fake News to the Psychology of Men: BHSU online summer courses address emergent trends

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Several new, timely courses are offered online this summer through Black Hills State University including courses on Domestic Violence (PSYCH 492), Fake News & Calling It Out (PSYCH 492), and the Psychology of Men (PSYH 492). Business courses include Analytics in Human Resources (HRM 452) and Business Finance (BADM 310), among others. Registration is open now. View the summer course offerings at

BHSU historic articles mirror present-day recommendations for COVID-19

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Articles from the Black Hills State University archives about the Spanish Flu are providing some unity between alumni from 100 years ago and students affected by the Coronavirus pandemic today. Elizabeth Foss, history major from Broken Bow, Neb., will graduate from BHSU May 9. She says when people look back at the student experience at BHSU during this pandemic, “they will see students trying their best to manage a complete shake-up of the norm.”


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