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The best time to apply for college - Free Application Period

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October 6, 2022

The college application process can be costly if you want to apply to more than one school or institution.

The South Dakota Board of Regents and participating institutions are helping students by removing the cost of applying at those institutions from October 3 to November 30.

During the Free Application Period, which will extend over eight weeks, future students can apply at participating South Dakota schools, colleges, and universities without paying an admissions fee.

The primary purpose of this effort is to help high school seniors navigate the complex college admissions process and ensure they apply to a postsecondary institution.

The Free Application Period is offered by the South Dakota Board of Regents and the participating institutions and is, in part, an effort to increase the number of first-generation students and students from low-income families pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential.

For more information, visit the Our Dakota Dreams and Select Dakota websites.

 Events for Counselors

Canistota High School Financial Aid Night

Friday, October 7 at 7:00 PM CST
Online Meeting
Host: Cathy Mueller

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Waubay High School Financial Aid Night

Monday, October 10 at 6:00 PM CST
Online Meeting
Host: Beth Ziehmer

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Gayville-Volan High School Financial Aid Night

Tuesday, October 11 at 6:00 PM CST
Online Meeting
Host: Cathy Mueller

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