Lake Area Technical Institute


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Weekend/evening college

1201 Arrow Avenue, Watertown, SD, 57201-0730

(605) 882-5284   

Lake Area Technical Institute offers superior, comprehensive technical education, creating a foundation for success in an ever-changing world.

Public, 2-year 


Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children

Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2012 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
In District $6,155 $5,776 $5,236
In State $6,155 $5,776 $5,236
Out of State $6,155 $5,776 $5,236
Books and Supplies $1,150 $1,100 $1,100
On Campus      
Room and Board - - -
Other Expenses - - -
Off Campus      
Room and Board $5,900 $5,600 $5,500
Other Expenses $2,400 $2,300 $2,100
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses $2,400 $2,300 $2,100

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
48.0% $4,516
State/Local Grant
8.0% $3,641
Institutional Grants
21.0% $763
Loans 81.0% $5,545
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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.

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