Black Hills State University

Spearfish, SD, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$15,839
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,139
$30k - $48k
$13,598
$48k - $75k
$16,590
$75k - $110k
$17,732
$110k+
$17,897
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,733
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$11,778
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$6,978
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: BHSUfinancial@BHSU.edu

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
28%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,340
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
28%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,580
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,479
Students receiving state aid
12%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,263
Students receiving federal aid
37%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,580

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
68%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,668
Students receiving federal loans
68%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,419
Average Other Loans Per Year
$7,397
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,064
Loan Default Rate
6%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$271

What Students Are Saying

3.71 Average Rating
Black Hills State University is small in comparison to many colleges around the country, however they offer a lot of the same classes for just the same level of education, only cheaper.
LeeSah from Spearfish, SD
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!
Katrina from Johnsburg, IL
Black Hills State has very good classes and it a very cheap school. All college is expensive but I have Found Black Hills State to be a very good school that is in a good price range.
Casie from Spearfish, SD
The school has great living environments. There is a wonderful recreation center, that is free for use to Black Hills State students. The campus is so clean and beautiful. The staff and students take pride in the beauty of the campus. d
Malarie from Marysville, OH
Black Hills State University is definitely a good school to consider as it is a relatively low tuition price for a 4-year school.
Ashley from Scottsbluff, NE
BHSU offers a good quality education for an amazing cost especially if you are wanting to be a teacher since teaching is the foundation of the university. My major is still somewhat iffy, and I am taking my generals in order to get them done and I know they will transfer anywhere within the system, or out of state.
The1and10
Being an out-of-state student, I was very excited when I found out that my tuition was much less than other places. It is a huge difference when you only pay 8,000 versus 12,000 +.
Tabbie from Douglas, WY
I would say that the campus community makes this college one well worth the money.
Meghan from Rapid City, SD