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In addition, SDSU has several tuition reduction programs that make it even cheaper for you.
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
|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.
Iowa residents pay in-state tuition
New freshmen and transfer students who are residents of Iowa will pay in-state tuition rates under a new program just approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents. This new program is effective beginning with the Summer 2016 semester.
Children of Alumni
Children of SDSU alumni can qualify for in-state tuition no matter where they live under a new program approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents. To qualify, non-resident students must:
- Have one parent of legal guardian who graduated from South Dakota State University with an associate, bachelor, masters, or doctorate degree.
- New freshmen must have a minimum 20 ACT composite score or 930 SAT by the first day of semester classes.
- Transfer students must have a 2.5 cumulative transfer grade point average (GPA).
- The Child of Alumni application form must be submitted by the first day of semester classes.
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.