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The beginning of a semester can bring with it a lot of expenses. We want to help.

To help you pay for your USD Bookstore books and supplies at the beginning of the semester, the University of South Dakota offers a $500 interest-free loan to full-time undergraduate students. Your books and supplies will be charged to your USD account.

Please read this entire section prior to completing your application.

To be eligible for the USD Book Loan Program, students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Undergraduate, full-time student
  • USD account is in good standing
  • Loans are available on a first come/first serve basis until funding is depleted.

Book Loan Application Schedule

  • Summer: April 1 until two weeks after first day of classes
  • Fall: July 1 until two weeks after first day of classes
  • Spring: December 1 until two weeks after first day of classes

How to Participate

  • If eligible, you will be able to charge your purchase of class books and supplies up to $500.
  • The loan may be used for rental or purchase of textbooks, new or used, hardcopy or digital through
  • The amount will be added as a line item on your USD bill and no interest will be charged during the first semester. The loan should be repaid prior to the start of the next semester.
  • Clothing and merchandise purchases are excluded.


Apply for the Book Loan Program (Sign-In Required)