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    Black Hills State University

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    $22,100,
    Sticker Price
    Cost of Attendance
    $16,448
    Net Price
    Cost of Attendance
    $26,000
    Median Debt
    Cost of Attendance

    Costs

    In-State
    Tuition
    $9,000
    Books & Supplies
    $1,200
    Room & Board
    $7,400
    Other
    $4,500
    Total
    $22,100
    Out-of-State
    Tuition
    $12,100
    Books & Supplies
    $1,200
    Room & Board
    $7,400
    Other
    $4,500
    Total
    $25,200

    Since Black Hills State is a public university, there are different costs for in-state students and out-of-state students. The sticker price at Black Hills State is $22,100 for in-state students in SD, and $25,200 for out-of-state students. This sticker price includes costs for tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and other miscellaneous expenses.


    It’s also important to note that the cost of attendance can vary from year to year and typically it will rise over your four years in college. With that said, your financial aid will also be recalculated every year to take any price increases, as well as any changes in your financial situation, into account.

    Black Hills State University Financial Aid

    Students who are applying for financial aid at Black Hills State University need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA).The FAFSA opens up on October 1st, and students should apply as soon as they can! The FAFSA uses financial information from the prior, prior year which means that you don’t need to wait for the year to end and can use last year’s financial information.


    The FAFSA code for Black Hills State University is 003459.


    If you are looking for more information on how to complete the FAFSA, check out our How to Complete the FAFSA Guide.

    Western Undergraduate Tuition Exchange

    Black Hills State is in a state that participates in the Western Undergraduate Tuition Exchange program. That means if you are a resident of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming, you may be eligible for discounted tuition at Black Hills State. Check out the full list of requirements and participating schools on their website.

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    Pell Grants at Black Hills State University

    34% of students at Black Hills State University receive Pell Grants, which are awarded to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need (students who have a bachelor’s or professional degree are not eligible). Pell Grants are awarded by the federal government and do not need to be repaid. To apply for a Pell Grant, students will need to submit their FAFSA. If you are awarded a Pell Grant, you’ll see it listed in your financial aid award letter if you are accepted to Black Hills State University.


    You can learn more about Pell Grant eligibility here.

    Outside Scholarships

    Black Hills State students can also apply for outside scholarships to fund their education. Outside scholarships are awards that are offered by private and non-profit organizations. If you want to see what outside scholarships you are eligible for, check out these resources:


    Black Hills State University Financial Aid Resources

    If you are looking for more information about financial aid and scholarships at Black Hills State or have questions that are specific to your personal situation, we recommend that you reach out directly to the financial aid office!


    Here’s how you can get in touch:


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