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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$1,526
Room and Board $8,054
Other Expenses Budget$4,063

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for South Dakota State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,526
Room and Board $8,054
Other Expenses Budget$4,063

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at South Dakota State University for undergraduate students residing in South Dakota is $7,773. Room and board charges total $8,054 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,200 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $1,526 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $4,063 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending South Dakota State University full time should expect a total annual cost of $22,616.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at South Dakota State University is $11,283 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $8,054 for room and board, $1,200 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $1,526. Students are advised to budget $4,063 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $26,126. This figure is 15.5% higher than what South Dakota residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

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

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending South Dakota State University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual 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

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 $543 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $51,260
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $543.44
Total Interest Paid $13,952.96
Sum of All Loan Payments $65,212.96

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year South Dakota Residents Non Residents
1 $22,616 $26,126
2 $23,007 $26,577
3 $23,404 $27,036
4 $23,808 $27,503

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 $90,464 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.7% 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 $259 $777 $1,036
Out of State Residents $376 $1,128 $1,504

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

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219356 IPEDS survey data for South Dakota State University.