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Black Hills State University 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

$1,379 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
92% of students receive aid
46% get federal aid ($4,456 avg)
12% get state aid ($963 avg)
36% get institn'l aid ($1,379 avg)
77% get loans ($5,934 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 $3,872 68%
Federal Grant Aid $4,456 46%
Pell Grants $4,057 43%
Other Federal Grants $1,373 21%
Institution Grant Aid $1,379 36%
State Grant Aid $963 12%
Student Loans $5,934 77%
Federal Loans $5,451 77%
Other Loans $6,478 6%

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
  • 3
  • Morgan from Rapid City, SD
  • Aug-19-2014 I am a past student here

    A lot of people go to Black Hills State University for their teaching degree, but they have more to offer. I was originally going for my Associates in General Studies, but if I would have stayed with BH, I would have gone for my Bachelor's in History. I hear that they have a good History program.

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  • 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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