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Office of Financial Aid

Welcome to the Financial Aid Office

South Dakota State University complies with the standards established by the College Cost Transparency (CCT) Initiative.

Why Isn't My Financial Aid Paying?

Troubleshoot why your financial aid may not be paying to your account.

Why isn't my aid paying?

Access Our Forms

Find many forms from the office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, including appeal forms, verification forms and scholarship forms.

Financial aid Forms

How to View and Accept Your Financial Aid Offer

View the video to learn how to accept your financial aid award offer.

Contact Us

Our office has many different ways that students and parents can get in touch.

Call us at 605-688-4695.

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Meet with us in person or via Zoom.

Schedule a Financial Aid Meeting

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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.