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Tuition & Fees

Making college more 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.

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.

Main campus Undergraduate university costs - 15 credit hour enrollment

SD, IA, NE, WY, CO, MT, ND RESIDENTS**** MINNESOTA RECIPROCITY* NON-RESIDENTS
Tuition & Fees $ 4,371.00 $ 4,556.25 $ 5,906.25
Wireless Computing Fee $ 396.75 $ 396.75 $ 396.75
Housing & Food Service***** $ 3,574.00 $ 3,574.00 $ 3,574.00
Est. Cost Per Semester $ 8,341.75 $ 8,572.00 $ 9,877.00
Est. Total Cost Per Year $ 16,683.50 $ 17,054.00 $ 19,754.00

Estimated undergraduate tuition and fees 2020-2021 may be subject to change.
*Minnesota Reciprocity rates are effective through the summer 2021 term.
****New freshman and transfers starting with the Summer 2019 term.
*****Includes double occupancy dorm & Dakota 145 meal plan (minimum freshman requirements).

Undergraduate tuition and fees

SD, IA, NE, WY, CO, MT, ND Residents**** Minnesota Residents* NON-RESIDENTS
1 Credit Hour $ 291.40 $ 303.75 $ 393.75
2 Credit Hours $ 582.80 $ 607.50 $ 787.50
3 Credit Hours $ 874.20 $ 911.25 $ 1,181.25
4 Credit Hours $ 1,165.60 $ 1,215.00 $ 1,575.00
5 Credit Hours $ 1,457.00 $ 1,518.75 $ 1,968.75
6 Credit Hours $ 1,748.40 $ 1,822.50 $ 2,362.50
7 Credit Hours $ 2,039.80 $ 2,126.25 $ 2,756.25
8 Credit Hours $ 2,331.20 $ 2,430.00 $ 3,150.00
9 Credit Hours $ 2,622.60 $ 2,733.75 $ 3,543.75
10 Credit Hours $ 2,914.00 $ 3,037.50 $ 3,937.50
11 Credit Hours $ 3,205.40 $ 3,341.25 $ 4,331.25
12 Credit Hours $ 3,496.80 $ 3,645.00 $ 4,725.00
13 Credit Hours $ 3,788.20 $ 3,948.75 $ 5,118.75
14 Credit Hours $ 4,079.60 $ 4,252.50 $ 5,512.50
15 Credit Hours $ 4,371.00 $ 4,556.25 $ 5,906.25
16 Credit Hours $ 4,662.40 $ 4,860.00 $ 6,300.00

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

Off-Campus - Undergraduate Off-Campus - Non-Resident, Computer Science courses***
1 Credit Hour $ 351.25 $ 460.85
2 Credit Hours $ 702.50 $ 921.70
3 Credit Hours $ 1,053.75 $ 1,382.55
4 Credit Hours $ 1,405.00 $ 1,843.40
5 Credit Hours $ 1,756.25 $ 2,304.25
6 Credit Hours $ 2,107.50 $ 2,765.10
7 Credit Hours $ 2,458.75 $ 3,225.95
8 Credit Hours $ 2,810.00 $ 3,686.80
9 Credit Hours $ 3,161.25 $ 4,147.65
10 Credit Hours $ 3,512.50 $ 4,605.50
11 Credit Hours $ 3,863.75 $ 5,069.35
12 Credit Hours $ 4,215.00 $ 5,530.20

**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 upon these exams.
***Undergraduate and Graduate Non-Resident Computer Science 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 $109.60.

Double Occupancy $ 1,960.00
Single Occupancy $ 2,454.00
Apartments - 8 plexes Single $ 2,679.00
Apartments - 8 plexes Double $ 2,371.00
Courtyard Double $ 2,067.00
Courtyard Single $ 2,561.00
Courtyard Suite Double $ 2,304.00
Courtyard Suite Single $ 2,599.00

Residence halls

First Year Big Blue Unlimited ($100 flex dollars) $ 1,983.00
First Year Dakota 145 ($250 flex dollars) $ 1,614.00
First Year Dakota 225 ($150 flex dollars) $ 1,898.00
Second Year Trojan Basic Plan ($400 flex dollars) $ 1,401.00
Third Year Trojan Upper Class ($500 flex dollars) $ 1,028.00
Third Year Little Blue Univ. Apartments (all flex) $ 369.00

Respiratory Care $ 52.75
Computer Science $ 70.20
Business $ 30.20
Math $ 15.80
Art, Music, & Theatre $ 15.80
Science $ 21.10

Wireless Computing Fee***** $ 396.75
Parking - Tag Automobile (Annual) $ 74.00
Parking - Tag Automobile Restricted (Annual) $ 150.00

*****Fee includes tablet computer, wireless and wired access to university network, software and on campus support.

The fine print

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We use technology in all our classes to deliver a better academic environment and make our classrooms more exciting and interactive.

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 and wired access to the DSU network, various software, and on-campus tech support.
  • Books and supplies for an academic year estimated at $1,200. Additional fees may be assessed for special services or course - est. $1,000 per year.
  • Additional credit fees may apply to certain courses. Estimate an additional $500 per semester.

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