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2014- 2015 Cost of Attendance
Many students look for ways to finance their cost of attendance. USF can assist you in exploring your options with scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment.  First, it’s important to understand how the cost of attending USF is calculated.

Your actual costs will vary depending upon your choices for housing and other expenses. We encourage you to develop a personal budget for the year based on your actual costs.

Cost of Attendance for Academic Year 2014-2015 (September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015)

PDF Version: Cost of Attendance - 2014-2015

Cost of Attendance for Academic Year 2013-2014 (September 2, 2013 - August 31, 2014)
PDF Version: Cost of Attendance - 2013-2014 

The Board of Trustees reserves the right to adjust costs listed here at any time. Contact the USF Student Accounts Office at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to verify individual student's charges.

Full-time Undergraduate Students - 2014-2015

Full-time status includes 12 through 16 semester hours each semester, plus up to 4 semester hours during January interim.

Comprehensive Educational Fee $25,480 per year

*Students participating in intercollegiate athletics may have additional costs and health coverage available. Visit the Student Health Insurance link for details.

Part-time Undergraudate Students - 2014-2015

1 hour $330
2 hours $660
3 hours $990
4 hours $1,320
5 hours $1,650
6 hours $1,980
7 hours $2,310
8 hours $5,600
9 hours $6,300
10 hours $7,000
11 hours $7,700

Graduate Students

Master of Business Administration and
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare

Tuition $370 per semester hour

Master of Education (Including Rapid City program)
Education Specialist

Tuition $295 per semester hour

Degree Completion Program (DCP) - 2014-2015

Tuition $330 per semester hour for DCP courses
Tuition $330 per semester hour for all additional undergraduate courses

Accelerated Nursing Program

Students who are pursuing this 15-month, 66 semester-hour program pay the following:

Tuition and student fee for entire program $24,750

RN-to-BSN Program

Tuition $330 per semester hour for nursing courses
Tuition $330 per semester hour for all additional undergraduate courses

Summer School - 2014-2015

All undergraduate credits: $330 per credit hour

Special Fees

Music Lessons:
For Credit


per semester hour
per semester hour
Overload (more than 16 semester hours) $330 per semester hour
Auditing classes $165 per semester hour
Undergraduate Graduation Fee $75
Graduate Graduation Fee $110
Tuition Deposit (refundable until May 1) $100
Housing Deposit (refundable until May 1) $50
Graduate Education Workshop Fee $120
Undergraduate Workshop Fee $120
Nursing Fee (8-Semester Program) $75 per semester hour

Residence Costs

Room and Board (on campus) $6,700 per year

(estimate for double-occupancy rate in traditional residence hall)

Actual cost based on meal plan chosen.
No refund is given on room charges after the first week of classes. Meal plans can be adjusted until the add/drop date.

Senior Citizen Discount

Any person, age 65 or over, who is not applying for financial aid, is eligible for an 80 percent Senior Citizen Discount at the University of Sioux Falls. This policy applies to all college credit courses, including all full-time day, part-time day, evening, summer school, Learning Institute, and up to six hours maximum of Interim courses. It does not apply to the following: classes taken for “audit,” Learning Institute non-credit courses, APriL (Assessment of Prior Learning), workshops, Degree Completion Program, Accelerated Nursing, RN to BSN program, and Graduate courses.

Terms of Payment

Tuition, fees, room and board are payable prior to the first day of class or upon receipt of the Student Data Billing sheet. No student is officially enrolled until all financial arrangements have been completed and prior charges have been paid. The University of Sioux Falls accepts Discover, Visa or MasterCard payments by calling the Student Accounts Office at 605-331-6640 or paying online at the student's My.USF account. Overdue accounts are subject to a 12 percent annual interest charge (1% per month).

Accounts that have not been settled or addressed with a payment plan will incur a $50 late fee in September for the fall semester and in February for the spring semester.

The academic year at the University of Sioux Falls is divided into three parts: Fall semester, Interim term, and Spring semester. The Interim term is an integral part of the academic year. Payment of tuition for Fall or Spring semester entitles a full-time (excluding DCP) student to an Interim course (up to 4 credit hours) for a small fee. No refunds will be granted to students who choose not to attend school during Interim.

An Installment Payment Plan is available to spread costs over each semester. Payments must be kept current to re-enroll. An application must be made through the USF Website at FACTS Payment Plan - University of Sioux Falls.

Transcripts of credits earned, and the granting of degrees, are contingent upon the full payment of money due to the University.

Institutional Refund Policy

This policy applies to students who withdraw from a class or classes, reducing his or her enrollment status to less than full-time, and to students who completely withdraw from school.

The amount of the refund will be determined by the following University of Sioux Falls Institutional Refund Policy:

First Week 100%
Second Week 90%
Third Week 50%
After Third Week NO REFUND

Based on the Return of Title IV funds policy, a student receiving Federal Title IV financial aid will have their refunds applied to the aid program from which the student received the funding. Students receiving institutional aid will have their aid refunded based on the Institutional Refund Policy and the Federal Return of Title IV Funds Policy, when applicable. The refund policy for summer and interim sessions is published in the course offering booklets. No refunds will be issued after the third day of classes.