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Cost Estimate

Great opportunity shouldn't mean great expense. Attend a nationally recognized university for one of the country's best values. In addition, South Dakota State has several tuition reduction programs that make it even more affordable for you.

2020–2021 Undergraduate Cost Estimates

Estimated cost based on 15-credit semester.

 South Dakota Residents,
South Dakota Advantage*
& Child of Alumni**
Tuition and Fees$4,600$4,866$6,338
Residence Hall***$1,987$1,987$1,987
Meal Plan***$1,554$1,554$1,554
Total Semester Cost$8,741$9,007$10,479
TOTAL YEARLY COST$17,482$18,014$20,958

South Dakota Residents, South Dakota Advantage, Child of Alumni = $256.55/credit hour + $50.10/credit hour general activity fee
Minnesota Reciprocity = $274.25/credit hour + $50.10/credit hour general activity fee
Nonresidents = $372.40/credit hour + $50.10/credit hour general activity fee
Online courses = $351.25/credit hour (includes tuition and all general fees)
More information can be found on the Online Tuition and Fees page.

*All new first-time and transfer students who are residents of Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Colorado will pay an equivalent rate to in-state tuition.

**Non-resident freshmen and transfer students may qualify for a rate equivalent to in-state tuition if a parent or legal guardian graduated from South Dakota State University. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.

***This rate is based on a double-occupancy room in a tier-one hall during a standard academic calendar year. Internet access included. Rates vary based on hall. Meal plan rates are based on the most popular meal plan. See individual hall and meal plan rates on the Housing and Meal Plan Costs page.

Some majors require additional discipline fees. More information can be found on the Tuition & Fees By Major page.