13-55-2 Veterans entitled to free tuition at state institutions--Period of entitlement.
Veterans entitled to free tuition at state institutions--Period of entitlement.
person residing in this state who is a veteran as defined by §§ 33A-2-1 and 33A-2-2 or who
performed active war service, such as nursing or assisting in the care of soldiers and sailors in any
government hospital, field, or camp, as a member of the Red Cross or any other similar organization
engaged in war relief work which has been recognized and approved by the government of the
United States, during any of the periods or combat operations specified in § 33A-2-2, upon
compliance with all the requirements for admission and after qualifying for resident tuition, may
attend and pursue any undergraduate course in any state educational institution under the control and
management of the Board of Regents without the payment of charges for tuition for each month of
qualified service or major fraction thereof a month in academic time. However, no eligible veteran
is entitled to less than one nor more than four academic years of free tuition pursuant to this section.
Residence at the time of entry into military service or active war service does not affect eligibility
for the entitlement created in this section. Any person who qualifies under § 33A-2-2 as a veteran
based solely on a service-connected disability may receive free tuition under this section only if the
veterans administration disability rating is ten percent or greater.
Source: SDC 1939, § 15.0717; SL 1944 (SS), ch 1, § 1; SL 1953, ch 49; SL 1966, ch 37; SL 1982,
ch 155; SL 1990, ch 139; SL 1994, ch 142, § 1; SL 2011, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 11-1), § 20, eff. Apr. 12,