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Tuition & Scholarships

The Fishback Center for ECE

SDSU Toddler Program

The tuition for the SDSU Toddler Program is $375.00 per semester. The $30.00 nonrefundable enrollment fee is applied toward the child's fall tuition each year

SDSU Preschool Program

The tuition for the SDSU Preschool Program is $475.00 per semester. The $30.00 nonrefundable enrollment fee is applied toward the child's fall tuition each year.

SDSU Preschool Scholarship Fund

There are half tuition scholarships available when there is a need. If you think your family may be eligible for a scholarship, please contact Jennifer Johnson by email or at 605-688-4751 or Laura Gloege by email or at 605-688-6477. Typically the SDSU Preschool Laboratory has 2 scholarships per classroom available.

The scholarship funds are generated by the collection of Hy-Vee grocery receipts. For each $150,000 in receipts collected, the Fishback Center receives $1,000 in scholarship funds.

This last academic year, families submitted $150,000 of receipts for $1,000 in scholarship money.

If you would like to contribute, please drop off your Hy-Vee grocery receipts at the Fishback Center front desk or with your child's Mentor Teacher.

SDSU Kindergarten Enrollment

The SDSU Kindergarten Program is a collaborative effort with the Brookings School District. Therefore, the children enrolled in the program are part of the Brookings School District and their education is tuition free.

SDSU Out of School Time Program

The SDSU Out of School Time Program provides extended care for families of kindergartners who elect to enroll in the program.

Out of School Time Program Fees

Enrollment for OST is open to those families whose children are enrolled in the kindergarten lab and for older siblings who may need child care before or after school. These siblings need to be enrolled in the Brookings School District. OST tuition is paid monthly. A late payment (after 5:15 p.m. on the due date) of $5.00 will be added every day after the due date specified. The OST tuition fee is based on individual families’ needs/wants. The tuition is $3.30 per hour (rounded up to the nearest ½ hour) and a flat rate for Friday of $30. The OST program is open from 7:30 a.m. until school starts at 8:30 a.m. and from 2:15-5:15 p.m. after school, Monday through Thursday, and all day on Fridays from 7:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.