Veterans Affairs at BHSU
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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.

 

COVID-19 AND YOUR VA BENEFITS

To keep up on the latest as it relates to COVID-19 and your VA benefits, visit this website:  https://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/COVID19EducationBenefits.asp

GENERAL EDUCATION MOBILE (GEM) PROGRAM

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...

In The News:

Flexible learning at BHSU-RC helps night-shift police officer earn bachelor’s degree

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Cameron Moser-Asbjeld was hired in July by the Rapid City Police Department as an officer. Currently on the night shift, Cameron is taking an online class through Black Hills State University-Rapid City to earn his bachelor’s degree. “I chose the human services major at BHSU-Rapid City because it was applicable with my law enforcement degree from Western Dakota Tech,” says Cameron. “I only have a couple extra years to get my bachelor’s degree.”

BHSU included in Best for Vets: Colleges 2020 rankings by Military Times

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Black Hills State University was named to the 2020 listing of “Best for Vets: Colleges” by Military Times, an independent source of news and information for service member and their families. BHSU serves veterans and dependents throughout the world, and at the BHSU campus in Spearfish and in Rapid City, with education benefits assistance, transfer information, career counseling and more.
 

Swarm Day Parade to honor parade marshals Gene and Norma Schlekeway, former royalty, and veterans

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When Gene Schlekeway was named head football coach at Black Hills State in 1968, he had no idea how impactful the university would be in his life. Gene and his wife, Norma, will lead the 2019 Swarm Day Homecoming Parade Saturday, Sept. 28 as Parade Marshals, in honor of their contributions and support of the university.
The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Jackson Blvd. and Main Street.
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