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Associate/Certificate Degree programs

  • Tuition for Associates Degree programs is $287.35 per credit hour.
  • Tuition for a 3-credit course is $862.05.
  • For part time students, expect to pay around $1,724.10 per semester (6 credits).
  • For full time students, expect to pay around $3,448.20 per semester (12 credits).

Bachelor’s Degree programs

  • Tuition for bachelor’s degree programs is $354.75 per credit hour.
  • Tuition for a 3-credit course is $1064.25.
  • For part time students, expect to pay around $2,128.50 per semester (6 credits). 
  • For full time students, expect to pay around $4,257 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 2021-2022

Number of Credit Hours

Certificate/Associate Degree

(100 or 200 on level courses)

Bachelor Degree

$287.35

$354.75

 3

$862.05 

$1,064.25

 6

 $1,724.10

$2,128.50

 9

 $2,586.15

$3,192.75

 12

 $3,448.20

$4,257.00

 15

 $4,310.25

$5,321.25

*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.