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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$13,961 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$3,726 tuition
$5,641 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$3,594 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$15,825 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,590 tuition
$5,641 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$3,594 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,295 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
91% of students receive aid
44% get federal aid ($4,663 avg)
13% get state aid ($910 avg)
37% get institn'l aid ($1,295 avg)
76% get loans ($5,691 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.36% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.32% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $3,960 67%
Federal Grant Aid $4,663 44%
Pell Grants $3,882 43%
Other Federal Grants $1,319 31%
Institution Grant Aid $1,295 37%
State Grant Aid $910 13%
Student Loans $5,691 76%
Federal Loans $5,330 76%
Other Loans $5,602 5%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Black Hills State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1200 University St
Spearfish, SD 57799-9500
(605) 642-6343
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $244
Out of State $308


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Mariah from Box Elder, SD
  • Sep-03-2013 I am a current student here

    BHSU isn't the cheapest, but it's definitely not the costliest either. Even compared to other colleges in state. I would recommend the university to someone who would like a degree and not end up in a hundred or more in debt. The best way to reap the benefits of the school is to live off campus though, since housing and the meal plan can eat up most of your financial aid. Great place for out of state students.

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  • Amanda from RapidCity, SD
  • May-12-2013 I am a current student here

    It is one of the cheapest state schools in the are, possibly one of the cheapest state schools in the nation. You get what you pay for. I turned in an essay I wrote in the 6th grade for a composition I class and got an A on it. The instructors seem to know what they are talking about, but the grading system is very lax.

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  • Katrina from Johnsburg, IL
  • Nov-12-2012 I am a current student here

    Compared to a lot of other schools the tuition here is cheap. However, that doesn't mean it lacks in educational advances or opportunities. Your education is really what you make it, and if you can save money while doing just that it is even better!

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