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Black Hills State University Tuition & Cost

Spearfish, South Dakota

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State South Dakota Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Black Hills State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,131
Room and Board $7,200
Other Expenses Budget$4,500
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Black Hills State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,131
Room and Board $7,200
Other Expenses Budget$4,500

Residents of South Dakota pay an annual total price of $21,572 to attend Black Hills State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,541 for tuition, $7,200 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $1,131 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $24,642 which is 14.2% higher than South Dakota residents. The tuition charge is $10,611 while room and board is $7,200, books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $1,131.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Black Hills State University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Black Hills State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$14,108
$30,001 to $48,000$14,928
$48,001 to $75,000$16,947
$75,001 to $110,000$18,637

The average reported annual net price for Black Hills State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,706 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

91% of full-time undergrad Black Hills State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $4,727 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 63% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,190 and 13% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $9,124.

Finanical Aid Black Hills State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $4,727 91%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,611 64%
Pell Grants $4,185 34%
Other Federal Grants $1,265 39%
State and Local Grants $1,267 11%
Federal Student Loans $5,190 63%
Other Student Loans $9,124 13%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Black Hills State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $50,952. The loan balance of $50,952 is a four year multiple of the $12,738 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $486 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $50,952
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $486.14
Total Interest Paid $7,384.59
Sum of All Loan Payments $58,336.59

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year South Dakota Residents Non Residents
1 $21,572 $24,642
2 $25,060 $28,626
3 $29,111 $33,254
4 $33,818 $38,631

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Black Hills State University to be $86,288 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 16.2% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Black Hills State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
South Dakota Residents $289 $867 $1,156
Out of State Residents $391 $1,173 $1,564

Estimated cost for a class at Black Hills State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Black Hills State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Black Hills State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219046 IPEDS survey data for Black Hills State University.