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Your future shouldn't cost a fortune.

Excellent academics. Extraordinary opportunities. Reasonable tuition rates. The University of South Dakota combines the affordability you need now with the educational benefits and experiences you'll value for a lifetime.

Estimated costs for 2014-15*

SD Residents

MN Residents**


Tuition (30 hours) $4,164.00 $4,778.00 $6,246.00
Fees*** 3,858.00 3,858.00 4,548.00
Books (estimate) 1,100.00 1,100.00 1,100.00
Housing**** 3,926.00 3,926.00 3,926.00
Food Service***** 3,106.00 3,106.00 3,106.00
Total $16,154.00 $16,768.00 $18,926.00

* Tuition and fees are paid at the beginning of each semester and may change
over the course of the year.

** Minnesota reciprocity rates are listed for 2013-14. Minnesota rates are subject to
the state's reciprocity agreement.  Fall 2014 and spring 2015 rates will be revised once Minnesota rates are finalized following the Minnesota State Legislature session.

*** Fees include the General Activity Fee (GAF)  in addition to the University Support Fee (USF). GAF supports co-curricular and extra-curricular activities at USD such as Student Associations, Campus Recreation, Athletics, Fine Arts and Student Health among others. USF supports administrative and service areas of USD such as Financial Aid, Career Development Center, Student Counseling, Computing Services and Maintenance and Repairs- Facilities Management.

**** Housing rates based on double occupancy in a traditional-style residence hall.

***** Undergraduate students living in residence halls are required to subscribe to a
University meal plan. Food service rates shown represent the meal plan commonly
assigned to incoming students. Various meal plans are available through The University
of South Dakota's Dining Services.

Tuition & Fees per credit hour
South Dakota Residents $267.40/credit hour
Minnesota Residents $287.85
Non-Residents $359.80


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