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South Dakota State University Tuition & Cost

Brookings, South Dakota

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State South Dakota Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for South Dakota State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,503
Room and Board $8,069
Other Expenses Budget$4,007
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for South Dakota State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,503
Room and Board $8,069
Other Expenses Budget$4,007

Residents of South Dakota pay an annual total price of $22,476 to attend South Dakota State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,697 for tuition, $8,069 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $1,503 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $25,951 which is 15.5% higher than South Dakota residents. The tuition charge is $11,172 while room and board is $8,069, books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $1,503.

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 South Dakota 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 South Dakota State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$14,171
$30,001 to $48,000$14,846
$48,001 to $75,000$18,826
$75,001 to $110,000$20,393

The average reported annual net price for South Dakota State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,894 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

94% of full-time undergrad South Dakota 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 $4,050 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 $5,255 and 20% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $10,670.

Finanical Aid South Dakota State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $4,050 94%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,707 66%
Pell Grants $4,428 23%
Other Federal Grants $766 65%
State and Local Grants $1,337 22%
Federal Student Loans $5,255 63%
Other Student Loans $10,670 20%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to South Dakota State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $51,260. The loan balance of $51,260 is a four year multiple of the $12,815 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 $489 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 $51,260
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $489.08
Total Interest Paid $7,429.23
Sum of All Loan Payments $58,689.23

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year South Dakota Residents Non Residents
1 $22,476 $25,951
2 $25,951 $29,964
3 $29,964 $34,596
4 $34,597 $39,946

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at South Dakota State University to be $89,904 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 15.5% 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 South Dakota State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
South Dakota Residents $257 $771 $1,028
Out of State Residents $372 $1,116 $1,488

Estimated cost for a class at South Dakota 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 South Dakota State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

South Dakota 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=219356 IPEDS survey data for South Dakota State University.