SDSU Education = An Affordable Investment in you!
When trying to decide on a college or university to attend, it’s important to consider the quality of education you will receive and the cost of that education.
Well, it’s a win-win situation at SDSU; we’ve got excellent academic opportunities and costs that are competitive with less-comprehensive institutions and oftentimes lower than the costs of a private school.
For a complete listing of in-state undergraduate tuition and fees for every major, view this chart. You can even compare multiple fields of study to see a breakdown of specific costs.
2016-2017 Undergraduate Cost Estimate
New Student Iowa Residents
& Child of Alumni*
|Tuition (per credit hour)
South Dakota Residents, New Freshmen & Transfer Iowa Students, Child of Alumni = $239/credit hour
Minnesota Reciprocity =
Based on 15 credit semester
|General Activity Fee |
|Average Meal Plan
|Books (estimate for one semester)||$500||$500||$500|
|Total Semester Cost||$8,087||$8,492||$9,692|
|TOTAL YEARLY COST||$16,174||$16,984||$19,384|
*Non-resident freshmen and transfer students may qualify for in-state tuition and fees if a parent or legal guardian graduated from South Dakota State University. Freshmen must have a 20 ACT composite score (930 SAT). Transfer students must have a 2.5 cumulative transfer GPA.**Specific Residence Hall Rates
Hansen, Waneta - $1,673/semester
Binnewies, Pierson, Young - $1,842/semester
Mathews - $1,970/semester
Brown - $2,200/semester
Abbott, Caldwell, Spencer & Thorne - $2,599/semester
Ben Reifel, Honors, Hyde, Schultz - $2,724/semester
Some majors require additional discipline fees as well. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.