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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.

Use our cost calculator worksheet to learn how you can pay for college and to compare your out-of-pocket costs at USD against other colleges or universities that interest you.

Estimated undergraduate tuition, fees and costs for 2021-22*

SD Residents (including residents of CO, IA, MT, ND, NE and WY)
and Child of Alumni

MN Residentsb


Tuition & Fees (30 hours)c $9,432.00 $9,930.00 $12,942.00
Books (estimate) 1,200.00 1,200.00
Housingd 4366.00 4,366.00 4,366.00
Food Servicee 3,846.00 3,846.00 3,846.00
Total $18,844.00 $19,342.00 $22,354.00

* 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 visit our Child of Alumni page.

b) Minnesota reciprocity rates are listed for fall 2020, spring 2021 and summer 2021.

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.