Your future shouldn't cost a fortune.

Excellent academics. Extraordinary opportunities. Reasonable tuition rates. The University of South Dakota combines the affordability you need now with the educational benefits and experiences you'll value for a lifetime.

Printable 2017-2018 Tuition and Fees

Estimated undergraduate tuition and fees costs for 2017-18*

SD & New Student
Iowa Residents,
Child of Alumni

MN Residentsb


Tuition & Fees (30 hours)c $8,772.00 $9,339.00 $12,019.50
Books (estimate) 1,200.00 1,200.00
Housingd 4,113.50 4,113.50
Food Servicee 3,558.00 3,558.00
Total $17,643.50 $18,210.50 $20,891.00

* University of South Dakota tuition and fees are paid at the beginning of each semester and may change over the course of the year.

 a) Parent or legal guardian received a degree from the University of South Dakota. For more information or to see if you qualify please contact the Office of Admissions at 605.658.6200 or

b) Minnesota reciprocity rates are listed for fall 2016, spring 2017 and summer 2017.

c) Students enrolled in select disciplines are subject to additional fees.  View the listing of program fees.

d) Housing rates based on double occupancy in a traditional-style residence hall.

e) Undergraduate students living in residence halls are required to subscribe to a University meal plan. Food service rates shown represent the meal plan commonly assigned to incoming students. Various meal plans are available through the University of South Dakota's Dining Services.