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Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

2021-2022 Undergraduate Cost of Attendance Estimates

The costs listed below are estimates of the expenses a full-time student may incur for a year of attendance (fall/spring semesters). Each estimate includes a breakdown by Direct Costs and Indirect Costs. The Direct Costs are those costs that are automatically billed to the student by SDSU. The Indirect Costs include estimated costs for transportation, personal items, and room and board for students who do not live on-campus.

Undergraduates Living On Campus
 
Types of 
Costs
South Dakota ResidentsMinnesota ReciprocityNon-ResidentAll Internet Courses
Direct Costs    
Tuition and Fees*$9,299$9,929$12,809$10,643
Room and Board$8,054$8,054$8,054$8,054
Total Direct Costs$17,353$17,983$20,863$18,697
     
Indirect Costs    
Books and Supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,200
Travel$2,003$2,003$2,003$2,003
Personal$2,060$2,060$2,060$2,060
Loan Fee**$80$80$80$80

Total Direct & Indirect Costs

$22,696

$23,326

$26,206

$13,983

*Based on 15 credits per term. Courses in certain disciplines have additional fees that may increase the total tuition and fee estimates listed above. These additional fees are based on the number of credits students take in that discipline.

**Added to estimated costs to off-set loan Direct Loan origination fees

***Minnesota tuition rates are estimated until the Minnesota Legislature establishes the rates in late summer 

Total Direct Costs represent an estimate of what full-time students will owe directly to the university. Total Direct & Indirect Costs include other estimated expenses for things like transportation and personal care. Financial Aid awards are based on Total Direct & Indirect Costs.
Undergraduates Living Off Campus
Types of CostsSouth Dakota ResidentsMinnesota ReciprocityNon-ResidentAll Internet Courses
Direct Costs    
Tuition and Fees*$9,299$9,929$12,809$10,643
Total Direct Costs$9,299$9,929$12,809$10,643
     
Indirect Costs    
Room and Board$9,025$9,025$9,025$9,025
Books and Supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,200
Travel$2,357 $2,357 $2,357 $2,357 
Personal$2,423$2,423$2,423$2,423
Loan Fee**$80$80$80$80

Total Direct & Indirect Costs

$24,384 

$25,014

$27,894

$25,728

*Based on 15 credits per term. Courses in certain disciplines have additional fees that may increase the total tuition and fee estimates listed above. These additional fees are based on the number of credits students take in that discipline.

**Added to estimated costs to off-set loan Direct Loan origination fees

***Minnesota tuition rates are estimated until the Minnesota Legislature establishes the rates in late summer 

Total Direct Costs represent an estimate of what full-time students will owe directly to the university. Total Direct & Indirect Costs include other estimated expenses for things like transportation and personal care. Financial Aid awards are based on Total Direct & Indirect Costs. 

Undergraduates Living With Parent 
Types of CostsSouth Dakota ResidentsMinnesota ReciprocityNon-ResidentAll Internet Courses
Direct Costs    
Tuition and Fees*$9,299$9,929$12,809$10,643
Total Direct Costs$9,299$9,929$12,809$10,643
     
Indirect Costs    
Room and Board$4,513$4,513$4,513$4,513
Books and Supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,200
Travel$1,768$1,768$1,768$1,768
Personal$1,817$1,817$1,817$1,817
Loan Fee**$80$80$80$80

Total Direct & Indirect Costs

$18,677

$19,307

$22,187

$20,021

*Based on 15 credits per term. Courses in certain disciplines have additional fees that may increase the total tuition and fee estimates listed above. These additional fees are based on the number of credits students take in that discipline.

**Added to estimated costs to off-set loan Direct Loan origination fees

***Minnesota tuition rates are estimated until the Minnesota Legislature establishes the rates in late summer 

Total Direct Costs represent an estimate of what full-time students will owe directly to the university. Total Direct & Indirect Costs include other estimated expenses for things like transportation and personal care. Financial Aid awards are based on Total Direct & Indirect Costs.