Estimated College Cost

The online calculators below will help you determine projected college costs.

The Net College Price Calculator allows you to determine the net college price for first-time, full-time degree/certificate-seeking students. The calculator allows you to gain accurate costs expected for college, taking into consideration scholarships and grants. Please go to the links below to calculate specific costs for your situation at your desired school.

Black Hills State University 

Dakota State University

Northern State University

SD School of Mines & Technology

South Dakota State University 

University of South Dakota

Lake Area Technical College

Mitchell Technical College

Southeast Technical College

Western Dakota Technical College

Loan Payment Calculator

The Loan Payment Calculator noted in the link below provides an estimate of the size of your monthly loan payments and the annual salary required to manage them without too much financial difficulty. This loan calculator can be used with Federal education loans (Stafford, Perkins, and PLUS) and most private student loans. (This student loan calculator can also be used as an auto loan calculator or to calculate your mortgage payments.)

Estimated Cost of Attendance for South Dakota Public Institutions and Technical Colleges. 

School Tuition and Fees Books and Supplies On Campus Room and Board Totals
Black Hills State University $8,763.00 $1,200.00 $7,302.00 $17,265.00
Dakota State University $8,835.00 $1,997.50 $7,464.00 $18,296.50
Northern State University $8,843.00 $1,200.00 $8,834.00 $18,877.00
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology $10,440.00 $2,060.00 $8,020.00 $20,520.00
South Dakota State University $9,300.00 $1,200.00 $7,258.00 $17,758.00
University of South Dakota $9,432.00 $1,200.00 $8,224.00 $18,856.00


* These 2015-2016 estimates are for dependent students who are South Dakota residents and are subject to change. Contact the school(s) you are interested in attending to understand the actual costs. Schools also have different types and amounts of financial aid to assist with these costs. 
(a) Tuition is based on 15 credit hours per semester for a standard academic year unless noted otherwise. Cost may be different depending on the number of hours enrolled. Fees are based on standard fees. Be aware, there may be additional fees for certain programs of study.
(b) Books and supplies may vary based on your program of study. Some programs may have higher costs.
(c) Assumes double occupancy using the most comprehensive meal plan.
(d) Estimate of the cost of room and board to live in the community where the school is located.