2016-2017 Tuition and Fees for First-Year M.D. Students

South Dakota Residents Budget
Tuition $29,555
Fees $1,736
Insurance $411.59
Subtotal $31,702.59
Housing, meals, education expenses, etc. $23,109
Total $54,811.49
Non-Residents Budget
Tuition $70,823
Fees $1,736
Insurance $411.59
Subtotal $72,970.59
Housing, meals, education expenses, etc. $23,109
Total $96,079.59

Financial Aid & Scholarships

A financial aid liaison within the Medical Student Affairs Office helps students navigate the financial aid process. The liaison also provides updates on debt loads at the end of each school year.

Since 2002, we’ve increased scholarships 400 percent. The number of incoming students receiving a scholarship has increased from one-third to two-thirds in that time.

M.D./Ph.D (Physician Scientist) Program Costs

Students admitted to the Physician Scientist Program are eligible for a fellowship stipend and reduced tuition:

  • Fellowship stipend is currently $26,867 per year.
  • Tuition will be less than in-state graduate tuition. Tuition, fees and required insurance for the entire first year will range from $8,804 to $10,058 for 40 credit hours.
  • Eligibility for continued fellowship support will be dependent upon the student remaining in good academic standing and making satisfactory progress toward the Physician Scientist degree.

Help for Practicing Professionals

Physicians who practice in eligible rural communities may receive incentive payment from the state of South Dakota's Recruitment Assistance Program.