Financial Resources

There are tons of financial resources out there, so start searching early. If you are interested in free money, there are many places to start looking. The first step is researching and understanding FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

You can also log in to your SDMyLife account to search for scholarships, complete a scholarship selector, learn about scholarship requirements or dig into the possibilities offered through financial aid. You're never too young to start planning your financial future.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid

You’ll definitely want to spend some time on this site. You’ll get answers to these commonly asked questions and more!

  • How do you prepare for college?
  • What types of aid can you get?
  • Do you qualify for aid?
  • How do you apply for aid?
  • How do you manage your student loans?

Build Dakota

Build Dakota Scholarships will be awarded to students entering high-need workforce programs at South Dakota’s technical institutes to fill the state’s technical careers with skilled professionals. The scholarship program will both grow South Dakota’s own and recruit new South Dakotans. Recipients of the full-ride scholarships will commit to living and working in the state, in their field of study, for three years following graduation. The full-ride scholarships will support tuition, fees, books and other required program expenses in the eligible technical institute programs.

Learn More at https://www.builddakotascholarships.com/