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October 15, 2015

Students Owing Universities More Than $500 Face Harsher Penalties

The SD Board of Regents is supporting a bill that would affect students who owe $500 or more to state universities. According to a Rapid City Journal article, the bill would create an obligation recovery center, which bills of greater than $500 would be sent to. Debtors would be subject to a 20% surcharge and would not be able to register or renew driver's licenses, vehicle registrations, state park camping or hiking permits, or hunting or fishing licenses. Debts of less than $500 would continued to be referred to collectors.

Governor Dennis Daugaard has authorized the building of the recovery center earlier this year.

View the full SDBoR minutes discussing the obligation recovery center here.

To read more news on the South Dakota Board of Regents, visit our online archives

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