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Associate/Certificate Degree programs

  • Tuition for Associates Degree programs is $284.50 per credit hour.
  • Tuition for a 3-credit course is $853.50.
  • For part time students, expect to pay around $1,707 per semester (6 credits).
  • For full time students, expect to pay around $3,414 per semester (12 credits).

Bachelor’s Degree programs

  • Tuition for bachelor’s degree programs is $351.25 per credit hour.
  • Tuition for a 3-credit course is $1053.75.
  • For part time students, expect to pay around $2,107.50 per semester (6 credits). 
  • For full time students, expect to pay around $4,215 per semester (12 credits).

Ways to Pay

  • Scholarships: Apply by June 1st for scholarships at the USD Community College for Sioux Falls. See the full list of available scholarships here.
  • Grants: Grants are need-based aid that does not have to be repaid. To apply for federal grants you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  • Student Loans: Student loans are financial aid that does have to be repaid. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to qualify.
  • Work Scholars: Learn valuable career skills, build a professional network and help to make college more affordable. Learn more about the Work Scholars program.

Estimated Tuition & Fees for 2020-2021

Number of Credit Hours

Certificate/Associate Degree

(100 or 200 on level courses)

Bachelor Degree

$284.50

 $351.25

 3

$853.30 

$1,053.75 

 6

 $1,707.00

$2,107.50 

 9

 $2,560.50

$3161.25 

 12

 $3,414.00

$4,215.00 

 15

 $4,267.50

$5,268.75 

*University of South Dakota tuition and fees are paid at the beginning of each semester and may change over the course of the year.
*Students enrolled in the Nursing program are subject to additional fees.
*All students taking at least one course at the Community College for Sioux Falls will incur a $16.50 parking fee. No other parking pass is required.