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Western Dakota Tech Tuition & Cost

Rapid City, South Dakota

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Western Dakota Technical Institute
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,200
Other Fees$4,886
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $11,200
Other Expenses Budget$2,350

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Western Dakota Technical Institute on a full time basis for 2020/2021 is $24,024 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $3,388 for tuition, $11,200 room and board, $2,200 for books and supplies and $4,886 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Western Dakota Technical Institute is $3,388, the same as South Dakota residents.

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 Western Dakota Technical Institute 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 Western Dakota Technical Institute
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,732
$30,001 to $48,000$13,631
$48,001 to $75,000$16,859
$75,001 to $110,000$18,299

The average reported annual net price for Western Dakota Technical Institute for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $15,936 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

89% of full-time undergrad Western Dakota Technical Institute received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $5,071 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 $6,363 and 5% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $8,595.

Finanical Aid Western Dakota Technical Institute
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,071 89%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,500 13%
Pell Grants $5,109 58%
Other Federal Grants $1,277 66%
State and Local Grants $3,096 9%
Federal Student Loans $6,363 63%
Other Student Loans $8,595 5%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Western Dakota Technical Institute, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $24,344. The loan balance of $24,344 is a two year multiple of the $12,172 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 $232 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 $24,344
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $232.27
Total Interest Paid $3,528.23
Sum of All Loan Payments $27,872.23

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $24,024
2 $24,197

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Western Dakota Technical Institute to be $48,048 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.7% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Western Dakota Technical Institute
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $121 $363 $484

Estimated cost for a class at Western Dakota Technical Institute 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 Western Dakota Technical Institute versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Western Dakota Technical Institute 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=219480 IPEDS survey data for Western Dakota Technical Institute.