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2College Board, 2017, Avg. Tuition, Room & Board for In-State Public Four-Year University

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SDSU commits to cost transparency

South Dakota State University has recently become one of more than 500 schools nationwide to be listed as a partner institution with the College Cost Transparency Initiative. That means SDSU has voluntarily committed to follow a set of principles and standards that ensures transparency, clarity and understanding around communicating student financial aid offers.

Another tuition freeze to benefit SDSU students

Students at South Dakota State University will continue to attend one of the most affordable public universities in the region next year thanks to another year’s tuition freeze.

In-state tuition for Minnesota residents makes SDSU best value among peer institutions

When the South Dakota Board of Regents extended the South Dakota Advantage tuition rate to Minnesota residents in December 2023, it made SDSU the best value for Minnesota residents among its peer institutions in Minnesota. South Dakota Advantage will offer in-state tuition to Minnesota residents enrolling as new students at SDSU starting summer 2024.