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Estimated graduate tuition, fees and costs for 2021-2022

 Graduate Students 18 credit hours
9 credits fall + 9 credits spring
Tuition & Fees $12,768.00
Living Expenses $10,000.00
Other (books, insurance, etc.) $2,000.00
Total $24,768.00

Additional Information

  • Students enrolled in select disciplines are subject to additional fees.

University Tuition & Fees

  • The actual cost of insurance will be based on the specific plan and the age of the student/enrollee.
  • Cost of attendance increases approximately 3-5 percent each year. The most up-to-date cost of attendance is made available every April for the next academic year.
  • If bringing dependents add $4,500 each for food and medical insurance. (4,500 x (number of dependents) + $24,636.00)
  • International students are not eligible for United States federal financial aid, except for a few eligible noncitizen categories.
Graduate Assistantships

The University of South Dakota offers qualified post-baccalaureate students financial assistance in exchange for their teaching, research and service efforts to the University. Teaching and research assistantships are awarded by individual departments.