South Dakota State University Tuition Fees

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Main campus Undergraduate university costs – 15 credit hour enrollment

SD RESIDENT

SD ADVANTAGE*MINNESOTA RECIPROCITY**NON-RESIDENTSTuition & Fees$ 4,417.50$ 4,996.35$ 5,968.50

Wireless Computing Fee$ 398.75$ 398.75$ 398.75

Housing & Food Service***$ 3,732.00$ 3,732.00$ 3,732.00

Est. Cost Per Semester$ 8,548.25$ 9,127.10$ 10,099.25

Est. Total Cost Per Year$ 17,096.50$ 18,254.20$ 20,198.50

Additional fees may be assessed for special services or courses. Fines may be assessed for failure to comply with University policies as stated in the DSU catalogs, student handbook, or other publications. This schedule does not include all rates set by the Board of Regents.

*New freshman and transfers from Colorado, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wyoming starting with the Summer 2019 term.
**Minnesota Reciprocity: Minnesota rates are effective through the summer 2022 term.

Undergraduate tuition and fees

Main campus – cumulative credit hour scale

SD, IA, NE, WY, CO, MT, ND RESIDENTS****MINNESOTA RESIDENTS*NON-RESIDENTS
1 Credit Hour$ 294.50$ 333.09$ 397.90
2 Credit Hours$ 589.00$ 666.18$ 795.80
3 Credit Hours$ 883.50$ 999.27$ 1193.70
4 Credit Hours$ 1,178.00$ 1,332.36$ 1,591.60
5 Credit Hours$ 1,472.50$ 1,665.45$ 1,989.50
6 Credit Hours$ 1,767.00$ 1,998.54$ 2,387.40
7 Credit Hours$ 2,061.50$ 2,331.63$ 2,785.30
8 Credit Hours$ 2,356.00$ 2,664.72$ 3,183.20
9 Credit Hours$ 2,650.50$ 2,997.81$ 3,581.10
10 Credit Hours$ 2,945.00$ 3,330.90$ 3,979.00
11 Credit Hours$ 3,239.50$ 3,663.99$ 4,376.90
12 Credit Hours$ 3,534.00$ 3,997.08$ 4,774.80
13 Credit Hours$ 3,828.50$ 4,330.17$ 5,172.70
14 Credit Hours$ 4,123.00$ 4,663.26$ 5,570.60
15 Credit Hours$ 4,417.50$ 4,996.35 $ 5,968.50
16 Credit Hours$ 4,712.00$ 5,329.44$ 6,366.40

Off-campus tuition by credit hour

University Centers, Internet (Online), DDN and Remedial** Course Rates

OFF-CAMPUS – UNDERGRADUATEOFF-CAMPUS – NON-RESIDENT, COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES***
1 Credit Hour$ 354.75$ 464.90
2 Credit Hours$ 709.50$ 929.80
3 Credit Hours$ 1,064.25$ 1,394.70
4 Credit Hours$ 1,419.00$ 1,859.60
5 Credit Hours$ 1,773.75$ 2,324.50
6 Credit Hours$ 2,128.50$ 2,789.40
7 Credit Hours$ 2,483.25$ 3,254.30
8 Credit Hours$ 2,838.00$ 3,719.20
9 Credit Hours$ 3,192.75$ 4,184.10
10 Credit Hours$ 3,547.50$ 4,649.00
11 Credit Hours$ 3,902.25$ 5,113.90
12 Credit Hours$ 4,257.00$ 5,578.80

**Remedial classes charged at the self-support rate are MATH 021, 093, 095 and ENGL 033. Other remedial classes may be created as needed.

All incoming degree-seeking students must take the Enhanced ACT or ACT COMPASS exam to evaluate math, reading, and writing skills. Students will be placed in remedial courses as needed based on these exams. 

***Undergrad and Grad NR CSC Courses: This rate is calculated for non-resident students taking online undergrad and grad courses. The total rate is the undergrad or grad rate plus a delivery fee of $110.15.