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

South Dakota Residents Budget
Tuition $29,555.00
Fees $1,736.00
Insurance $411.59
Subtotal $31,702.59
Housing, meals, education expenses, etc. $23,109.00
Total $54,811.49
Non-Residents Budget
Tuition $70,823.00
Fees $1,736.00
Insurance $411.59
Subtotal $72,970.59
Housing, meals, education expenses, etc. $23,109.00
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 Financial Aid 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 $8,804.00 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 towards 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.