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    University of South Dakota

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    $23,803
    Sticker Price
    Cost of Attendance
    $19,499
    Net Price
    Cost of Attendance
    $23,592
    Median Debt
    Cost of Attendance

    Costs

    In-State
    Tuition
    $9,432
    Books & Supplies
    $1,200
    Room & Board
    $8,224
    Other
    $4,947
    Total
    $23,803
    Out-of-State
    Tuition
    $12,942
    Books & Supplies
    $1,200
    Room & Board
    $8,224
    Other
    $4,947
    Total
    $27,313

    Since South Dakota is a public university, there are different costs for in-state students and out-of-state students. The sticker price at South Dakota is $23,803 for in-state students in SD, and $27,313 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.

    University of South Dakota Financial Aid

    Students who are applying for financial aid at University of South Dakota 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 University of South Dakota is 003474.


    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

    South Dakota 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 South Dakota. Check out the full list of requirements and participating schools on their website.

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    Pell Grants at University of South Dakota

    24% of students at University of South Dakota 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 University of South Dakota.


    You can learn more about Pell Grant eligibility here.

    Outside Scholarships

    South Dakota 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:


    University of South Dakota Financial Aid Resources

    If you are looking for more information about financial aid and scholarships at South Dakota 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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