SD Opportunity Scholarship Resources

South Dakota high school graduates can earn up to $7,500 (over four years) through the SD Opportunity Scholarship – but they need to be sure to they qualify!   Find curriculum requirements, approved coursework for high school courses and Dual Credit coursework (NEW!), informational documents and answers to your frequently asked questions here!

College Prep Checklist for 12th Grade

Congratulations! You are officially a senior in high school, which means graduation is getting closer and closer! With that comes the extra importance of staying on top of the college prep checklist for 12th graders and completing the necessary tasks to help make your Dakota Dreams come true.

Sample Financial Aid Offer Letter

Financial aid offers will be shared with you after you’ve completed the FAFSA and been accepted to a college. These offer letters, sent from the colleges to which you’ve been accepted, outline how much the college will cost and what kind of financial aid package you’ll receive for one year. This information will help you determine which college is your best choice. See a sample financial aid letter to preview the type of information you’ll receive.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is the request form for federal grants, loans and work-study opportunities. This form is completed by students and families in hopes of receiving federal financial support for college.