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To help you pay for course materials and supplies, the University of South Dakota offers qualifying students a $500 interest-free Book Advance. If you are eligible, the Book Advance will automatically show as a payment option in your USD online bookstore account upon checkout. Do not delay in ordering your course materials; buy now and pay later!


  • You must be a registered USD student 
  • Your USD student account in SDePay must be in good standing

Program Details

  • Available for fall and spring semesters only
  • Can only be used in the USD online bookstore 
  • Use up to $500 per semester
  • The Book Advance payment option is available during checkout
  • Only the amount used will be applied directly to your university bill

Book Advance Repayment

  • The amount used will be added to your student university bill in SDePay
  • No interest will be charged if paid during the corresponding semester
  • If available, financial aid may be used to repay
  • The amount used must be paid through SDePay in the semester charged
  • If you are enrolled in a SDePay Payment Plan, the Book Advance amount used will be collected according to your plan terms