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Tuition and Fees

Approved tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 academic year are as follows:

Estimated Total of Tuition and Fees Year One
FA, SP, SU
Year Two
FA, SP, SU
 Total
Resident Tuition $20,014.20 $29,260.00  $49,274.20
Minnesota Resident Tuition $29,893.80 $47,035.00 $76,928.80
Non-Resident Tuition $39,712.70 $61,810.00 $101,522.70
Tuition and Fee Breakdown Year One
FA, SP, SU
Year Two
FA, SP, SU
 Total
Semester Hours 44 60  104
Resident Tuition ($336.80/credit hour) $14,819.20 $20,208.00 $35,027.20

Minnesota Resident Tuition ($633.05/credit hour for Allied Health Courses, $457.75/credit hour for Non-Allied Health Courses) (2017-2018 rate - this rate changes in August for fall, spring courses)

$24,698.80
$37,983.00
$62,681.80
Non-resident Tuition ($879.30/credit hour for Allied Health Courses,$647.55/credit hour for Non-Allied Health Courses)
$34,517.70 $52,758.00  $87,275.70

Health Sciences Fee ($103/credit hour)

$2,678 $6,180
 $8,858.00
General Activity Fee (54.50/credit hour) (only charged during Year One)
$2,398
0  $2,398
Delivery Fee ($45.80) (only charged during Year Two) $0 $2,748.00
$2,748.00  
Malpractice Insurance $35 $35  $70
Life, Disability, AD&D $89 $101  $190
Tuition and fees are subject to change by the South Dakota Board of Regents. *Minnesota reciprocity rates are not set until August and are provided for estimate purposes only.
*Health insurance is required and must meet minimum requirements set by Health Affairs. The amount listed is estimated and not the actual cost of the coverage.
 

For a detailed estimate of expenses for the upcoming year please view the current budget.

View Class of 2020 Student Budget

View Class of 2021 Student Budget

View Class of 2022 Student Budget

Notices

  • Tuition and fees are subject to change by the South Dakota Board of Regents
  • Questions regarding residency should be directed to the Registrar's Office
  • Students will incur additional expenses for travel, lodging and meals during the clinical phase of the program. These costs vary depending on your schedule

Financial Aid

We have financial aid programs to assist students who have financial needs. The Office of Financial Aid is prepared to supplement student contributions from its aid sources for qualified applicants. Counselors are available to assist students in obtaining financial aid from outside sources. It is very important that all financial planning arrangements are complete prior to entering the program.

Employment Policy

Physician assistant students are advised that employment during the didactic phase of the program is highly discouraged and not allowed during the clinical phase due to the heavy academic demands of the program.

Refunds and Withdrawal

The graduate catalog has more information about USD's refund policy and withdrawal policy.