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Admissions Office South Dakota School of Mines & Technology 501 E St Joseph Street Rapid City, SD 57701

2010/2011

ECONOMIC IMPACT ECONOMIC IMPACT In South Dakota and nationwide, scientists and engineers provide a substantial boost to the economy through innovations generated through research activity. School of Mines faculty, staff, students and alumni drive the development of technology-based companies that employ thousands of South Dakotans. Though the university’s primary focus is on education and research, the School of Mines serves an important role in the fiscal health of the region and state. Some of the most dramatic growth for the School of Mines in recent years has been seen in research activity. The university has realized growth in research awards from $6 million in fiscal year 2000 to $35 million in fiscal year 2010. Conservative estimates establish that the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology generates a long-term economic impact of $148.3 million per year.

The School of Mines: • • • •

directly or indirectly supports approximately 1,080 full-time jobs in South Dakota. generates $17.1 million in direct economic impact through day-to-day operations and consumption of goods and services. injects approximately $15.5 million into the South Dakota economy through student day-to-day living expenses. This amount is in addition to $17 million in tuition and fees. welcomes visitors (through athletics, performances and other special events) who provide more than $1.7 million into the South Dakota economy through off-campus spending.

In fiscal year 2009, the School of Mines received $14.2 million in state appropriations – approximately 27 percent of the university’s total budget. The university leveraged this state support through entrepreneurial activities such as securing grants and contracts, growing enrollment and collaborating with stakeholders to generate an excellent return on investment for the State of South Dakota, while providing a world class learning environment for its students.

Important Phone Numbers Admissions (605)-394-2414 Campus Security (605)-394-6100 Counseling Services (605)-394-1924 Dean of Students (605)-394-2416 Dining Services (605)-394-1953 Enrollment Management (605)-394-5127 Financial Aid (605)-394-2274 Health Services (605)-394-2354 Registrar and Academic Services (605)-394-2400 Residence Life (Housing) (605)-394-2348 Student Accounts/Cashier (605)-394-2372 Student Activities/Orientation (605)-394-2336 AdmissionsNewsletterParents.indd 1

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HOUSING RESIDENCE LIFE

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NEW STUDENT CHECKLIST NEW STUDENT CHECKLIST

eing part of an on-campus community is a great way to meet people and become more involved in campus life. The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology houses students on the west side of campus near the Surbeck Center, our student union. The Surbeck Center features the dining hall, bookstore, and many student activities. Students should submit their application for housing and $100 deposit by March 1 for priority consideration.

The financial aid process can be very

For more information go to http://reslife.sdsmt.edu/FIRST.html

confusing...even to those who have gone through the procedures before. The system can be a lot less stressful if you understand and are comfortable with the methods and terms. Read ahead to get started! Alternative Loan/Private Loan: A type of education loan that is NOT funded by the federal government. Award Letter: College financial aid offices send award letters to notify students of the aid they have been awarded.

Scholarship: Awards to students who demonstrate certain characteristics and/ or ability. Scholarships do not need to be repaid. Direct Loan: A federal loan program that helps students cover the cost of college. Subsidized Direct Loan: The government pays the interest on the loan. Unsubsidized Direct Loan: The government does not pay the interest on the loan while the student is in school (or an eligible deferment period). Work-Study: A federal program that gives students the ability to work on campus, and sometimes off campus. Students earn money to help pay for school.

Expected Family Contribution (EFC): The amount the student/family is expected to contribute towards educational costs each year. Calculations are based on earning, assets, family size, and number in college, as Now that you have an better understanding, reported on the Free Application for Federal its time to get started! Student Aid (FAFSA). To receive financial aid from the South Financial Aid Package: The total amount of Dakota School of Mines, submit your Free grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) offered to a student. online as soon as possible after January 1. The School of Mines code is 003470. Grant: Money for college that DOES NOT need to be repaid. Grants are often based on financial need.

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Your student can use the online interactive checklist to apply for housing, register for the COMPASS exam, complete the course registration survey, view list of completed items and more.

The FIRST program at the School of Mines allows students to connect with other first year students in a fun environment. The program provides students with the opportunity to get ahead and make the best of their time on campus. Whether it is taking part in the FIRST Connections Orientation pro-gram, going on a FIRST Adventure, living in FIRST Residential, or utilizing FIRST Academic, the opportunities for success are endless!

FINANCIAL AID 101 FINANCIAL AID 101

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he new student checklist is a very useful tool for both you and your student to keep track of what needs to be completed before attending the School of Mines.

Get connected from day one!

2010 - 2011 Tuition and Fees In State: $8,200 Minnesota: $8,200 Out of State: $8,620

The list can be found by going to <www.gotomines.com/checklist> and clicking on the links.

Please submit your Housing Application by March 1 with a $100 deposit for a room assignment.

Fill out the Course Registration Survey as soon as possible. We will complete your first semester schedule from this survey. In the future, you will meet with your academic advisor to select classes.

The first week of class you will receive your TabletPC.

Books, Supplies and Tablet PC $1,960

Room and Board $5,610

TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE 15 credits per semester Based on 30 credit hours per year

In state: $14,700 Minnesota: $15,770 Out of state: $16,190

Financial aid contact information: Phone: (605)-394-2274 Email: financialaid@sdsmt.edu Web: www.gotomines/costs/ FAFSA: www.fafsa.gov

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Welcome Grubby,

The COMPASS Test should be taken by anyone who scored over a 24 on their ACT Math subscore. This helps us know what math class is right for you. You can schedule to take the test on campus or have your scores sent. This needs to be competed before your class schedule can be set.

Grubby A. Miner 501 E. St. Joseph St. Rapid City, SD 57701 1112223333 03/07/1885

Make sure to register for an Orientation Session! First Connections: July 17-18 July 24-25 August 25-26 Mini Orientation: August 26, 2 p.m. Fall Orientation: August 29, 8 a.m. 1:30 p.m.

You may submit your Parking Application online any time after July 1. Parking Available: Green: near dorms, overnight permitted. Orange: further from dorms, overnight permitted. Yellow: in stadium only, overnight permitted.

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