Tuition and Fees

How much does college cost?

Any type of education is an investment in your future—and DSU’s future-forward curriculum and public-school cost make it a smart investment from any angle.

The costs you see below are for undergraduate students. If you’re a graduate or online student, your costs will be a little different.

We also have a more detailed breakdown of our tuition and fees (PDF), a list of cost by major/program, and an interactive net price calculator if you’d like to see more specific numbers.

The numbers below are based on a student who takes 15 credit hours on-campus per semester, lives in a double-occupancy residence hall room, and has a Dakota 125 or Dakota 150 meal plan.

For SD residents

  • Cost per credit hour: $265.80
  • Tuition and fees: $3,987.00
  • Wireless computing fee*: $390.00
  • Housing and food service: $3,030.20
  • Total cost per year: $14,814.30

For MN residents

  • Cost per credit hour: $274.25
  • Tuition and fees: $4,113.75
  • Wireless computing fee*: $390.00
  • Housing and food service: $3,030.20
  • Total cost per year: $15,067.90

For non-residents

  • Cost per credit hour: $351.85
  • Tuition and fees: $5,277.75
  • Wireless computing fee*: $390.00
  • Housing and food service: $3,030.20
  • Total cost per year: $17,395.90

Please note that books and supplies are not included in the above pricing, and tend to run about $1,000 per academic year.

* Our wireless computing fee includes a tablet computer, wireless and wired access to the DSU network, various software, and on-campus tech support.

Make college more affordable.

Rest assured, we’re committed to making sure that attending DSU is affordable for you. Check out our financial aid options and contact us with any questions you may have.

The fine print.

You should know that additional fees may be assessed for special services or courses, and that fines may be assessed for failure to comply with university policies as stated in the DSU catalogs, student handbook, or other publications. The above schedule does not include all rates set by the Board of Regents. Special rates may apply to certain students.

Questions?

Every student's financial situation is different. We're here to answer any questions you may have about the cost of college.

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