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Is DSU the right fit for you?

Our website can tell you only so much about our beautiful campus and innovative programs. The best way to find out if DSU is right for you is to see for yourself!

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Tuition and Fees

We can help you make college affordable

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.

Undergraduate tuition and fees

Estimated undergraduate tuition and fees 2019-2020.

For SD, CO, IA, MT, NE, ND, WY residents

  • Cost per credit hour: $291.40
  • Tuition and fees: $4,371.00
  • Wireless computing fee*: $396.75
  • Housing and food service: $3,516.65
  • Total cost per year: $16,568.80

For MN residents**

  • Cost per credit hour: $296.65
  • Tuition and fees: $4,449.75
  • Wireless computing fee*: $396.75
  • Housing and food service: $3,516.65
  • Total cost per year: $16,726.50

For non-residents

  • Cost per credit hour: $393.75
  • Tuition and fees: $5,906.25
  • Wireless computing fee*: $396.75
  • Housing and food service: $3,516.65
  • Total cost per year: $19,639.30

Please note that books and supplies are not included in the above pricing, and tend to run about $1,200 per academic year.

South Dakota Advantage 2019-2020

New students from adjacent states will soon experience the South Dakota Advantage, a tuition program that state public universities will offer, starting next summer, to new freshmen and new transfer students from six surrounding states.

The South Dakota Board of Regents adopted the new tuition policy offering new freshmen students and new transfer students from Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Colorado a tuition rate equivalent to the resident undergraduate rate.

Making college more affordable

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.

*Our wireless computing fee includes a laptop computer, wireless anontd wired access to the DSU network, various software, and on-campus tech support.
** Minnesota reciprocity rates are effective through the summer 2019 term.  Fall 2019 rates will be set in August.

How much does DSU cost?

We also have a more detailed breakdown of our tuition and fees and an interactive net price calculator if you'd like to see more specific numbers.

How do I apply for financial aid?

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