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Discover the Cost Advantage: South Dakota vs. Montana.

Expand your opportunities when you make USD your home away from home. Having the collegiate experience you've always dreamed of doesn't have to break the bank and it won't when you attend USD.

Discover Vermillion, South Dakota, home to the University of South Dakota main campus. It is here that you will experience the charm of small-town living while enjoying access to urban conveniences, all at the fraction of the cost you'd find in Montana.

As a Montana resident, you're eligible for in-state tuition rates at USD. This translates to significant savings, with tuition fees at USD being approximately $4,000 less over the course of your collegiate career compared to Montana's flagship university, the University of Montana.

Take a look at the '23-'24 numbers:

South Dakota
Tuition & Fees
$9,432 $8,152
Housing & Food
$9,904 $12,192
Direct Costs Total
$19,336 $20,344

University of Montana annual tuition: $20,344 [source]

University of South Dakota annual tuition: $19,336 [source]

You save: $1,008

Savings over 4 years: $4,032



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