International Tuition & Costs


International Cost of Attendance

Estimated current tuition, fees and other costs per academic school year.
Undergraduate (30 credits per year)
Graduate (18 credits per year)
Tuition & Fees
Living Expenses
Other (books, insurance, discipline fees, etc.)

Undergraduate Scholarships

First-time undergraduate students are eligible to apply for two scholarships that are reduced from our annual tuition fee of $12,942: the Coyote Beginnings Scholarship and the Coyote Beginnings Grant. The Coyote Beginnings Scholarship is automatically awarded to first-time freshman applicants students at the time of admission, with a value of up to $4,000 per year based on high school GPA. The Coyote Beginnings Grant is automatically awarded to first-time freshman who have a qualifying SAT or ACT score. This award is valued between $1,500 to $2,500 per year and may be stacked on top of the Coyote Beginnings Scholarship. Students who receive the high end of both awards would achieve the equivalent of a half-tuition scholarship.

Transfer students who currently study at a US community college or university are eligible to receive the International Transfer Scholarship. Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher at a US college or university are automatically awarded $3,000 per year for the remainder of their undergraduate studies at USD. 

Graduate Assistantships

The University of South Dakota offers qualified post-baccalaureate students financial assistance in exchange for their teaching, research and service efforts to the University. Teaching and research assistantships are awarded by individual departments and are highly competitive. Assistantships come with a tuition reduction plus a semester stipend.

Read more about Graduate Assistantships

Additional Information

  • Living expenses vary depending on choice of living accommodations and/or meal plans.
  • Students enrolled in select disciplines are subject to additional fees, which are accounted for in “Other” as detailed above.
  • The actual cost of insurance will be based on the specific plan and the age of the student/enrollee.
  • If bringing dependents add $4,500 each for food and medical insurance.
  • International students are not eligible for United States federal financial aid, except for a few eligible noncitizen categories.


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