Dakota Build Scholarship Fund

This SD scholarship opportunity is for technical college programs. It allows you to earn your degree for free.

Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.

My Next Move

This website offers a career interest profiler, career outlook information, and employment wage ranges.

College Navigator

This website by the US Dept. of Education lets you compare colleges by cost and check that programs are accredited.

FAFSA Depended / Independent Worksheet

Worksheet to help you determine if you will need to provide information about your parent on your FAFSA® form.

Our Dakota Dreams

Find info about the SD Free College Application Period, free online tutoring, and more college and career resources.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Black Hills

This is a Black Hills non-profit and accredited agency to help you find the best path forward to financial wellness.

FTC Consumer Advice College Degree Scams

Learn the signs of a fake college degree program. This Federal Trade Commission webpage will help you avoid the scams.


SDMyLife is an online career exploration and academic program for South Dakota students and educators.

Dakota Corps Scholarship Program

The intent of this SD scholarship program is that the recipients do not pay anything towards tuition and generally applicable fees.

Lutheran Social Services Consumer Credit Counseling Service

Lutheran Social Services provides individual budget counseling and debt management services.

SD SFEC College and Career Resource Guide

A comprehensive college and career guide by the SD Statewide Family Engagement Center.

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

Find career assessment information and job exploration resources on this website.

Student Budget Template Living Off Campus

Download a budget spreadsheet template designed for students living off campus.

Student Budget Template Living On Campus

Download a budget template designed for students living on campus.