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University of South Dakota Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,192 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,155 tuition
$7,535 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$1,302 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$20,423 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,386 tuition
$7,535 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$1,302 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,258 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
95% of students receive aid
29% get federal aid ($4,812 avg)
22% get state aid ($1,267 avg)
67% get institn'l aid ($3,258 avg)
67% get loans ($7,068 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 1.81% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.99% 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 $4,817 80%
Federal Grant Aid $4,812 29%
Pell Grants $4,055 28%
Other Federal Grants $1,350 18%
Institution Grant Aid $3,258 67%
State Grant Aid $1,267 22%
Student Loans $7,068 67%
Federal Loans $5,706 67%
Other Loans $8,564 11%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does University of South Dakota offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
414 E Clark St
Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
(605) 677-5301
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $239
Out of State $346


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • A Current Junior Student
  • I am a current student here

    For the cost of tuition, you get a LOT out of the experience in terms of academics. However, the little things like parking passes really add up. But if you went to an equivalent state university elsewhere... you wouldn't even complain if you saw USD's price tag.

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  • 4
  • Sarah from Sioux City, IA
  • I am a current student here

    The University of South Dakota is an affordable college. You get a great college experience while accumulating less debt.

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  • 4
  • Alycia from Watertown, SD
  • I am a current student here

    The food is a little over priced, but it is not that bad. Everything in the Beede Bump is over priced but people have the Flex to spend it. Otherwise, tuition is appropriate and housing.

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