South Dakota School of Mines & Technology announced new freshmen and new transfer students from North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana and Colorado will pay in-state tuition to attend the university.
SD Mines is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City.
The South Dakota Board of Regents approved the adjacent state tuition program, called the South Dakota Advantage.
"The South Dakota Advantage will make it much more financially viable for talented students from surrounding states to take advantage of the stellar and affordable STEM education offered at Mines," said SD Mines President Jim Rankin.
The program will be effective beginning the 2019 summer academic term.