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University of South Dakota Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$15,652 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$3,897 tuition
$6,648 on campus room & board
$1,300 books
$3,807 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$17,598 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,843 tuition
$6,648 on campus room & board
$1,300 books
$3,807 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,956 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
93% of students receive aid
33% get federal aid ($4,261 avg)
23% get state aid ($979 avg)
62% get institn'l aid ($2,956 avg)
73% get loans ($6,391 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.01% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 7.17% 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 $4,439 78%
Federal Grant Aid $4,261 33%
Pell Grants $3,699 31%
Other Federal Grants $1,482 16%
Institution Grant Aid $2,956 62%
State Grant Aid $979 23%
Student Loans $6,391 73%
Federal Loans $5,676 72%
Other Loans $6,821 8%

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 $130
Out of State $195


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Sarah from Sioux City, IA
  • Feb-07-2014 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
  • Feb-03-2014 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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  • 5
  • Tanner from Mission, SD
  • Dec-12-2013 I am a current student here

    USD is very affordable even for out of state students and being a division 1 college with great athletics it is a very good bang for your buck.

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